Jackson County, WV

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2022 Population
27,868
0.511% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.3
0.688% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.6%
8.35% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,173
3.78% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$148,200
7.55% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jackson County, WV had a population of 27.9k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $55,173. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jackson County, WV declined from 28,011 to 27,868, a −0.511% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,165 to $55,173, a 3.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.83%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.782%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.38%), and White (Hispanic) (0.327%).

None of the households in Jackson County, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.6% of the residents in Jackson County, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jackson County, WV are Roane-Jackson Technical Center (18 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Jackson County, WV was $148,200, and the homeownership rate was 76.7%.

Most people in Jackson County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jackson County, WV is home to a population of 27.9k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.18% of Jackson County, WV residents were born outside of the country (330 people).

In 2022, there were 52.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.8k people) in Jackson County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 511 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 218 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Jackson County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson County, WV was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.8k ± 115
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    511 ± 137
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    218 ± 125
1.12%
Hispanic Population
312 people

In 2022, there were 52.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.8k people) in Jackson County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 511 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 218 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.12% of the people in Jackson County, WV are hispanic (312 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jackson County, WV as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.18%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
330 people
1.25%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
351 people

As of 2022, 1.18% of Jackson County, WV residents (330 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jackson County, WV was 1.25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    566 ± 174
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    259 ± 181
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    238 ± 144

Jackson County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jackson County, WV employs 10.2k people. The largest industries in Jackson County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,860 people), Manufacturing (1,326 people), and Retail Trade (1,083 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,289), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,821), and Transportation & Warehousing ($68,699).

Occupations

10.2k
2022 Value
± 915
−0.723%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson County, WV declined at a rate of −0.723%, from 10.2k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, WV, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1,043 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (980 people), and Management Occupations (946 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.2k
2022 Value
± 915
−0.723%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson County, WV declined at a rate of −0.723%, from 10.2k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,860 people), Manufacturing (1,326 people), and Retail Trade (1,083 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Jackson County, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,747
Median earning men ± $4,948
$39,067
Median earning women ± $3,744

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,361), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,690), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($68,036).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($155,694), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,417), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,989).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.583%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 690k people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 0.583% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 174
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 117
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 102
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jackson County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 74.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.27%).

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Jackson County, WV awarded 18 degrees. The student population of Jackson County, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 26 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jackson County, WV are White (18 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Jackson County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Roane-Jackson Technical Center (18 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Jackson County, WV are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (15 and 83.3%) and General Cosmetology (3 and 16.7%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.661% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.559% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (549k), Some college (279k), and Secondary Education (210k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson County, WV was $148,200 in 2022, which is 0.526 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $137,800 to $148,200, a 7.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, WV is 76.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jackson County, WV have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jackson County, WV is $55,173. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson County, WV was Census Tract 9635 with a value of $80,385, followed by Census Tract 9634 and Census Tract 9632, with respective values of $63,977 and $63,521.

Property

$148,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,076
$8,549
Median Property Taxes
±$780

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Rent vs Own

76.7%
Homeownership
2022
63%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.7% of the housing units in Jackson County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9635
  2. Census Tract 9634
  3. Census Tract 9632

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson County, WV was Census Tract 9635 with a value of $80,385, followed by Census Tract 9634 and Census Tract 9632, with respective values of $63,977 and $63,521.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jackson County, WV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$55,173
Median Household Income
± $7,161
11.1k
Number of Households
± 921

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.1k households in Jackson County, WV grew to $55,173 from the previous year's value of $53,165.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson County, WV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jackson County, WV is from West Virginia.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.57%)
  3. Carpooled (6.7%)

In 2022, 82.5% of workers in Jackson County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.57%) and those who carpooled to work (6.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, WV have a longer commute time (28.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.94% of the workforce in Jackson County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, WV (5.42k out of 27.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jackson County, WV is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.2% of the population of Jackson County, WV has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 23.1% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, WV see 2858 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.453% decrease from the previous year (2871 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2371 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1094 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,858 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, WV

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, WV see an average of 2,858 patients per year. This represents a 0.453% decrease from the previous year (2,871 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.6% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.82%
Uninsured
42.1%
Employer Coverage
23.1%
Medicaid
17%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
1.11%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, WV declined by 19% from 7.19% to 5.82%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 57.4 in Jackson County, WV.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 41.5% in Jackson County, WV.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.47% in Jackson County, WV.

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