Elkins, WV

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
28,763
0.577% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
43.8
0.229% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
16.6%
10.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$45,206
4.35% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$117,300
6.35% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
10,704
5.21% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Elkins, WV had a population of 28.8k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $45,206. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Elkins, WV declined from 28,930 to 28,763, a −0.577% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,320 to $45,206, a 4.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elkins, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%), White (Hispanic) (0.588%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.563%).

None of the households in Elkins, 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.

99.7% of the residents in Elkins, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elkins, WV are Davis & Elkins College (188 degrees awarded in 2020) and Randolph Technical Center (15 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Elkins, WV was $117,300, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%.

Most people in Elkins, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Elkins, WV was 2 cars per household.

Elkins, WV borders .

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Elkins, WV is home to a population of 28.8k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.459% of Elkins, WV residents were born outside of the country (132 people).

In 2020, there were 30.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.9k people) in Elkins, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 883 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 546 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2020 Citizenship
99.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.7% of Elkins, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Elkins, 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 Elkins, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.9k ± 420
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    883 ± 425
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    546 ± 52
0.96%
Hispanic Population
276 people

In 2020, there were 30.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.9k people) in Elkins, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 883 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 546 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.96% of the people in Elkins, WV are hispanic (276 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    2,485 ± 1,223 people
  2. Philippines
    2,301 ± 1,177 people
  3. China
    2,228 ± 1,158 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was India, the natal country of 2,485 West Virginia residents, followed by Philippines with 2,301 and China with 2,228.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.459%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
132 people
0.563%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
163 people

As of 2020, 0.459% of Elkins, WV residents (132 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 Elkins, WV was 0.563%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    763 ± 195
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    356 ± 185
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    286 ± 115

Elkins, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Elkins, WV employs 10.7k people. The largest industries in Elkins, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,286 people), Retail Trade (1,270 people), and Construction (1,092 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,803), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,643), and Information ($54,375).

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,089. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

10.7k
2020 Value
± 797
−5.21%
1 Year decline
± 10.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Elkins, WV declined at a rate of −5.21%, from 11.3k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elkins, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,050 people), Sales & Related Occupations (979 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (941 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elkins, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in West Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

10.7k
2020 Value
± 797
−5.21%
1 Year decline
± 10.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Elkins, WV declined at a rate of −5.21%, from 11.3k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elkins, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,286 people), Retail Trade (1,270 people), and Construction (1,092 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elkins, WV, though some of these residents may live in Elkins, 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

$35,776
Median earning men ± $4,439
$25,371
Median earning women ± $1,909

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,789), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,216), and Information ($54,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($58,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,887), and Manufacturing ($38,936).

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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. 247
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 156
    Retail Trade
  3. 136
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $142k
    Manufacturing
  2. $89.8k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $49.1k
    Retail Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in West Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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In 2020, universities in Elkins, WV awarded 203 degrees. The student population of Elkins, WV in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 301 male students and 443 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elkins, WV are White (121 and 65.4%), followed by Unknown (50 and 27%), Hispanic or Latino (8 and 4.32%), and Black or African American (5 and 2.7%).

The largest universities in Elkins, WV by number of degrees awarded are Davis & Elkins College (188 and 92.6%) and Randolph Technical Center (15 and 7.39%).

The most popular majors in Elkins, WV are Registered Nursing (42 and 20.7%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (15 and 7.39%), and General Business Administration & Management (14 and 6.9%).

The median tuition cost in Elkins, WV for private four year colleges is $29,280.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Elkins, WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 744 (40.5% men and 59.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 744 students enrolled in Elkins, WV, 40.5% men and 59.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Unknown with 436 records, of which 60.6% were women and 39.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 17 degree-majors awarded
  2. 12 degree-majors awarded
  3. 11 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Elkins, WV was Registered Nursing with 17 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Elkins, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 188 degrees awarded
  2. 15 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Davis & Elkins College with 188 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 64 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elkins, WV, which is 0.46 times less than the 139 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 121 degrees mean that there were 2.42 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 50 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($29,280) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($680) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,324) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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 Elkins, WV was $117,300 in 2020, which is 0.51 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $110,300 to $117,300, a 6.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Elkins, WV is 71.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Elkins, WV have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elkins, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Elkins, WV is $45,206. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Elkins, WV was Jefferson County, WV with a value of $82,551, followed by Berkeley County, WV and Putnam County, WV, with respective values of $65,286 and $63,954.

Property

$117,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$10,935
$7,811
Median Property Taxes
±$615

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

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

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
Homeownership
2020
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.2% of the housing units in Elkins, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elkins, WV was Jefferson County, WV with a value of $82,551, followed by Berkeley County, WV and Putnam County, WV, with respective values of $65,286 and $63,954.

The following map shows all of the counties in Elkins, 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.
$45,206
Median Household Income
± $3,791
11k
Number of Households
± 773

In 2020, the median household income of the 11k households in Elkins, WV grew to $45,206 from the previous year's value of $43,320.

The following chart displays the households in Elkins, 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 Elkins, 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 (82.9%)
  2. Carpooled (7.45%)
  3. Walked (3.44%)

In 2020, 82.9% of workers in Elkins, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.45%) and those who walked to work (3.44%).

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

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elkins, WV have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.9% of the workforce in Elkins, 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 Elkins, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elkins, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elkins, WV (4.36k out of 26.3k 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 Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elkins, WV is White, followed by Black 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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92.7% of the population of Elkins, WV has health coverage, with 38.9% on employee plans, 24.7% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 9.22% on non-group plans, and 3.17% 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 West Virginia see 1278 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1287 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1760 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 726 patients per year.

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

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1,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Virginia

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,278 patients per year. This represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1,287 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in West Virginia 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 21.6% under 18 years, 17.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

7.34%
Uninsured
38.9%
Employer Coverage
24.7%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
9.22%
Non-Group
3.17%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elkins, WV declined by 1.32% from 7.44% to 7.34%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elkins, WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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