Braxton County, WV

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2020 Population
14,032
1.11% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
46.4
1.09% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.6%
15.3% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$43,819
5.67% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$93,700
8.45% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Braxton County, WV had a population of 14k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $43,819. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Braxton County, WV declined from 14,190 to 14,032, a −1.11% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,466 to $43,819, a 5.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Braxton County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.73%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.734%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.328%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (0.135%).

None of the households in Braxton 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.

99.9% of the residents in Braxton County, WV are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Braxton County, WV was $93,700, and the homeownership rate was 78.6%.

Most people in Braxton County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Braxton County, WV was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Braxton County, WV is home to a population of 14k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.121% of Braxton County, WV residents were born outside of the country (17 people).

In 2020, there were 13.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.9k people) in Braxton County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 945 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 103 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2020 Citizenship
99.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.9% of Braxton County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Braxton County, WV was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Braxton County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.9k ± 377
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    945 ± 384
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    103 ± 65
0.207%
Hispanic Population
29 people

In 2020, there were 13.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.9k people) in Braxton County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 945 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 103 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.207% of the people in Braxton County, WV are hispanic (29 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.121%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
17 people
0.106%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
15 people

As of 2020, 0.121% of Braxton County, WV residents (17 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Braxton County, WV was 0.106%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    357 ± 180
  2. Vietnam
    326 ± 119
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    105 ± 81

Braxton County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Braxton County, WV employs 5.11k people. The largest industries in Braxton County, WV are Retail Trade (1,132 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (699 people), and Educational Services (429 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,046), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($48,625), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,563).

Occupations

5.11k
2020 Value
± 577
−2.05%
1 Year decline
± 15.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Braxton County, WV declined at a rate of −2.05%, from 5.22k employees to 5.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Braxton County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (651 people), Sales & Related Occupations (638 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (435 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Braxton County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.11k
2020 Value
± 577
−2.05%
1 Year decline
± 15.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Braxton County, WV declined at a rate of −2.05%, from 5.22k employees to 5.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Braxton County, WV, are Retail Trade (1,132 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (699 people), and Educational Services (429 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Braxton County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Braxton 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

$34,760
Median earning men ± $5,353
$23,526
Median earning women ± $2,099

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($55,887), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($52,593), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($48,625).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($48,342), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,583), and Public Administration ($35,350).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 64
    Retail Trade
  2. 63
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 58
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $8.42B
  2. $6.05B
  3. $5.79B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $8.42B, followed by Coal ($6.05B) and Plastics/rubber ($5.79B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound West Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$65.6B
2020 Value in West Virginia
$114B
Projected 2050 Value in West Virginia
74.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound West Virginia trade was $65.6B. This is expected to increase 74.3% to $114B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound West Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $9.85B
  2. $5.83B
  3. $3.98B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $9.85B, followed by Pennsylvania with $5.83B and Virginia and $3.98B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that West Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Braxton County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 72.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

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 3 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 3 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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.56% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.534% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (574k), Some college (299k), and Secondary Education (224k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Braxton County, WV was $93,700 in 2020, which is 0.408 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $86,400 to $93,700, a 8.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Braxton County, WV is 78.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Braxton County, WV have an average commute time of 30.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Braxton County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Braxton County, WV is $43,819. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Braxton County, WV was Census Tract 9680 with a value of $47,951, followed by Census Tract 9681 and Census Tract 9679, with respective values of $43,807 and $41,213.

Property

$93,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,766
$4,196
Median Property Taxes
±$433

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 Braxton County, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

78.6%
Homeownership
2020
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 78.6% of the housing units in Braxton County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9680
  2. Census Tract 9681
  3. Census Tract 9679

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Braxton County, WV was Census Tract 9680 with a value of $47,951, followed by Census Tract 9681 and Census Tract 9679, with respective values of $43,807 and $41,213.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$43,819
Median Household Income
± $6,364
5.34k
Number of Households
± 574

In 2020, the median household income of the 5.34k households in Braxton County, WV grew to $43,819 from the previous year's value of $41,466.

The following chart displays the households in Braxton 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Braxton County, WV is from West Virginia.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.729% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.1%)
  2. Other (7.23%)
  3. Carpooled (5.1%)

In 2020, 84.1% of workers in Braxton County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who used some unspecified means to get work (7.23%) and those who carpooled to work (5.1%).

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

30.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Braxton County, WV have a longer commute time (30.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.71% of the workforce in Braxton 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 Braxton County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Braxton County, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Braxton County, WV (2.54k out of 13.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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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95.5% of the population of Braxton County, WV has health coverage, with 37.3% on employee plans, 28% on Medicaid, 18.1% on Medicare, 7.47% on non-group plans, and 4.56% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in West Virginia was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Braxton County, WV see 2348 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (2373 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2326 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1994 patients per year.

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

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in West Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,348 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Braxton County, WV

Primary care physicians in Braxton County, WV see an average of 2,348 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (2,373 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of West Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 16.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.1% over 64 years.

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

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.54%
Uninsured
37.3%
Employer Coverage
28%
Medicaid
18.1%
Medicare
7.47%
Non-Group
4.56%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Braxton County, WV declined by 16.5% from 5.44% to 4.54%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Braxton County, WV.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 36.5% in Braxton County, WV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.77% in Braxton County, WV.

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