Marshall County, WV

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2022 Population
30,509
0.987% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
46.4
0.651% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.7%
1.22% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,129
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$130,500
11.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Marshall County, WV had a population of 30.5k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $58,129. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Marshall County, WV declined from 30,813 to 30,509, a −0.987% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,371 to $58,129, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marshall County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.928%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.692%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.678%).

None of the households in Marshall 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.

99.8% of the residents in Marshall County, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marshall County, WV are B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing (13 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Marshall County, WV was $130,500, and the homeownership rate was 79.6%.

Most people in Marshall County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Marshall County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Marshall County, WV is home to a population of 30.5k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.669% of Marshall County, WV residents were born outside of the country (204 people).

In 2022, there were 41.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.9k people) in Marshall County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 699 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 283 Other (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Marshall County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Marshall County, WV was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marshall County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.9k ± 307
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    699 ± 204
  3. Other (Non-Hispanic)
    283 ± 262
0.987%
Hispanic Population
301 people

In 2022, there were 41.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.9k people) in Marshall County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 699 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 283 Other (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.987% of the people in Marshall County, WV are hispanic (301 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.669%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
204 people
0.698%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
215 people

As of 2022, 0.669% of Marshall County, WV residents (204 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 Marshall County, WV was 0.698%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    604 ± 165
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    499 ± 210
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    278 ± 144

Marshall County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Marshall County, WV employs 13.1k people. The largest industries in Marshall County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,223 people), Retail Trade (1,685 people), and Educational Services (1,528 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($106,204), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($105,880), and Utilities ($99,844).

Occupations

13.1k
2022 Value
± 946
2.48%
1 Year growth
± 10.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marshall County, WV grew at a rate of 2.48%, from 12.8k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marshall County, WV, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,449 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,295 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,096 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marshall County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.1k
2022 Value
± 946
2.48%
1 Year growth
± 10.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marshall County, WV grew at a rate of 2.48%, from 12.8k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marshall County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,223 people), Retail Trade (1,685 people), and Educational Services (1,528 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marshall County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Marshall 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

$47,115
Median earning men ± $3,689
$28,674
Median earning women ± $2,562

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($106,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,408), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,012).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($61,200), Public Administration ($50,801), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,184).

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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. 216
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 103
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 100
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Marshall County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 74.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (24.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.02%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Marshall County, WV awarded 13 degrees. The student population of Marshall County, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 15 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marshall County, WV are White (12 and 92.3%), followed by Two or More Races (1 and 7.69%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Marshall County, WV by number of degrees awarded are B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing (13 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Marshall County, WV are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (13 and 100%).

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 Marshall County, WV was $130,500 in 2022, which is 0.463 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $116,800 to $130,500, a 11.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Marshall County, WV is 79.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Marshall County, WV have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Marshall County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Marshall County, WV is $58,129. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Marshall County, WV was Census Tract 211 with a value of $70,371, followed by Census Tract 207.02 and Census Tract 213, with respective values of $70,179 and $68,707.

Property

$130,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,820
$9,600
Median Property Taxes
±$749

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marshall County, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.6% of the housing units in Marshall County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 211
  2. Census Tract 207.02
  3. Census Tract 213

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marshall County, WV was Census Tract 211 with a value of $70,371, followed by Census Tract 207.02 and Census Tract 213, with respective values of $70,179 and $68,707.

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

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Household Income

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$58,129
Median Household Income
± $6,365
12.1k
Number of Households
± 854

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.1k households in Marshall County, WV grew to $58,129 from the previous year's value of $52,371.

The following chart displays the households in Marshall 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 Marshall 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 (83.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.23%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.84%)

In 2022, 83.4% of workers in Marshall County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.23%) and those who worked at home (3.84%).

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

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marshall County, WV have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.22% of the workforce in Marshall County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Marshall County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marshall County, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marshall County, WV (4.35k out of 29.7k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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

93.6% of the population of Marshall County, WV has health coverage, with 48.1% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 9.59% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Marshall County, WV see 3053 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.07% increase from the previous year (2799 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2150 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3763 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,053 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marshall County, WV

Primary care physicians in Marshall County, WV see an average of 3,053 patients per year. This represents a 9.07% increase from the previous year (2,799 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.8% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.42%
Uninsured
48.1%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
18.4%
Medicare
9.59%
Non-Group
1.11%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marshall County, WV declined by 9.33% from 7.08% to 6.42%.

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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 55.1 in Marshall County, WV.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 41.1% in Marshall County, WV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.95% in Marshall County, WV.

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