Morgan County, WV

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2022 Population
17,237
0.542% 1-year growth
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
48.6
0.206% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.6%
32.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,021
7.78% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$212,500
11.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Morgan County, WV had a population of 17.2k people with a median age of 48.6 and a median household income of $61,021. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Morgan County, WV grew from 17,144 to 17,237, a 0.542% increase and its median household income grew from $56,616 to $61,021, a 7.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Morgan County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.28%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.992%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.702%), and White (Hispanic) (0.69%).

None of the households in Morgan 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.

99.5% of the residents in Morgan County, WV are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Morgan County, WV was $212,500, and the homeownership rate was 84.3%.

Most people in Morgan County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 42.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Morgan County, WV was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Morgan County, WV is home to a population of 17.2k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.25% of Morgan County, WV residents were born outside of the country (216 people).

In 2022, there were 41.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.2k people) in Morgan County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 393 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 171 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Morgan County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Morgan County, WV was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Morgan County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.2k ± 122
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    393 ± 93.9
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    171 ± 143
1.92%
Hispanic Population
331 people

In 2022, there were 41.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.2k people) in Morgan County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 393 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 171 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.92% of the people in Morgan County, WV are hispanic (331 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.25%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
216 people
1.55%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
265 people

As of 2022, 1.25% of Morgan County, WV residents (216 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 Morgan County, WV was 1.55%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    736 ± 146
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    276 ± 116
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    180 ± 101

Morgan County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Morgan County, WV employs 7.79k people. The largest industries in Morgan County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,080 people), Construction (1,070 people), and Retail Trade (976 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,396), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($98,235), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($87,895).

Occupations

7.79k
2022 Value
± 731
5.1%
1 Year growth
± 13.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Morgan County, WV grew at a rate of 5.1%, from 7.41k employees to 7.79k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morgan County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (887 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (852 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (808 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morgan County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.79k
2022 Value
± 731
5.1%
1 Year growth
± 13.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Morgan County, WV grew at a rate of 5.1%, from 7.41k employees to 7.79k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morgan County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,080 people), Construction (1,070 people), and Retail Trade (976 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morgan County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Morgan 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

$45,059
Median earning men ± $5,894
$30,241
Median earning women ± $3,000

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,375), Public Administration ($73,705), and Information ($70,938).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,053), Public Administration ($50,465), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,667).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 55
    Retail Trade
  2. 53
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 52
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Morgan County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 75.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.39%).

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

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 Morgan County, WV was $212,500 in 2022, which is 0.754 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $190,900 to $212,500, a 11.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Morgan County, WV is 84.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Morgan County, WV have an average commute time of 42.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Morgan County, WV is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$212,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,701
$5,947
Median Property Taxes
±$575

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 Morgan County, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Morgan County, WV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

84.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 84.3% of the housing units in Morgan County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 85.2%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9708
  2. Census Tract 9709

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

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Household Income

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$61,021
Median Household Income
± $4,462
7.05k
Number of Households
± 658

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.05k households in Morgan County, WV grew to $61,021 from the previous year's value of $56,616.

The following chart displays the households in Morgan 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morgan 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 (79.8%)
  2. Carpooled (11.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.29%)

In 2022, 79.8% of workers in Morgan County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.6%) and those who worked at home (6.29%).

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

42.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morgan County, WV have a longer commute time (42.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 8.29% of the workforce in Morgan County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Morgan County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Morgan County, WV have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morgan County, WV (1.81k out of 17.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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

92.7% of the population of Morgan County, WV has health coverage, with 42.5% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.27% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, WV see 1987 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.557% increase from the previous year (1976 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3575 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1375 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,987 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Morgan County, WV

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, WV see an average of 1,987 patients per year. This represents a 0.557% increase from the previous year (1,976 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Morgan County, WV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.7% under 18 years, 16.6% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.3%
Uninsured
42.5%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
2.27%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morgan County, WV grew by 1.72% from 7.17% to 7.3%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Morgan 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 38.6% in Morgan County, WV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.85% in Morgan County, WV.

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