Harrison County, WV

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2020 Population
67,620
0.424% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
42.3
0.714% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.4%
5.75% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,134
1.67% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$123,000
4.33% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
30,348
0.0329% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Harrison County, WV had a population of 67.6k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $52,134. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Harrison County, WV declined from 67,908 to 67,620, a −0.424% decrease and its median household income declined from $53,022 to $52,134, a −1.67% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harrison County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.66%), White (Hispanic) (1.22%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.6%).

None of the households in Harrison 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 Harrison County, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harrison County, WV are Salem University (420 degrees awarded in 2020), West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport (80 degrees), and Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy (28 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Harrison County, WV was $123,000, and the homeownership rate was 73.7%.

Most people in Harrison County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrison County, WV was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Harrison County, WV is home to a population of 67.6k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.909% of Harrison County, WV residents were born outside of the country (615 people).

In 2018, there were 52.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (64.3k people) in Harrison County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.13k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2020 Citizenship
99.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.6% of Harrison County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Harrison 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 Harrison County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    64.3k ± 26
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.22k ± 171
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.13k ± 145
1.61%
Hispanic Population
1.1k people

In 2018, there were 52.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (64.3k people) in Harrison County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.13k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.61% of the people in Harrison County, WV are hispanic (1.1k people).

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

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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

0.909%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
615 people
0.895%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
608 people

As of 2020, 0.909% of Harrison County, WV residents (615 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 Harrison County, WV was 0.895%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,915 ± 270
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    821 ± 217
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    492 ± 132

Harrison County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Harrison County, WV employs 30.3k people. The largest industries in Harrison County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,281 people), Retail Trade (3,916 people), and Public Administration (3,161 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,083), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,595), and Utilities ($65,872).

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

30.3k
2020 Value
± 1,272
−0.0329%
1 Year decline
± 5.51%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Harrison County, WV declined at a rate of −0.0329%, from 30.4k employees to 30.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrison County, WV, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,466 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,391 people), and Management Occupations (2,169 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrison County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

30.3k
2020 Value
± 1,272
−0.0329%
1 Year decline
± 5.51%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Harrison County, WV declined at a rate of −0.0329%, from 30.4k employees to 30.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrison County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,281 people), Retail Trade (3,916 people), and Public Administration (3,161 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrison County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Harrison 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

$43,071
Median earning men ± $2,094
$30,151
Median earning women ± $1,493

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,869), Wholesale Trade ($67,337), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,422).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($52,615), Construction ($44,900), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,688).

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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. 727
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 436
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 365
    Retail Trade

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. $687k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $239k
    Manufacturing
  3. $181k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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 Harrison County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 67.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.51%).

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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In 2020, universities in Harrison County, WV awarded 547 degrees. The student population of Harrison County, WV in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 487 male students and 714 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harrison County, WV are White (295 and 62.1%), followed by Unknown (97 and 20.4%), Black or African American (55 and 11.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (19 and 4%).

The largest universities in Harrison County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Salem University (420 and 76.8%), West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport (80 and 14.6%), and Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy (28 and 5.12%).

The most popular majors in Harrison County, WV are General Business Administration & Management (227 and 41.5%), General Educational Leadership & Administration (76 and 13.9%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (46 and 8.41%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Harrison County, WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 80%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 1,201 (40.5% men and 59.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,201 students enrolled in Harrison County, WV, 40.5% men and 59.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 622 records, of which 68.5% were women and 31.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 22 degree-majors awarded
  2. 89 degree-majors awarded
  3. 29 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Harrison County, WV was Medical Assistant with 22 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 420 degrees awarded
  2. 80 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salem University with 420 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 215 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harrison County, WV, which is 0.648 times less than the 332 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 295 degrees mean that there were 3.04 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 97 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,653) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, less-than 2-year ($3,083) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 Harrison County, WV was $123,000 in 2020, which is 0.535 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $117,900 to $123,000, a 4.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrison County, WV is 73.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Harrison County, WV have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Harrison County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Harrison County, WV is $52,134. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Harrison County, WV was Census Tract 312 with a value of $76,923, followed by Census Tract 313 and Census Tract 307, with respective values of $76,438 and $68,476.

In 2021, 10.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Harrison County, WV. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.34%.

Property

$123,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,440
$20,060
Median Property Taxes
±$977

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

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Rent vs Own

73.7%
Homeownership
2020
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 73.7% of the housing units in Harrison County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 312
  2. Census Tract 313
  3. Census Tract 307

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrison County, WV was Census Tract 312 with a value of $76,923, followed by Census Tract 313 and Census Tract 307, with respective values of $76,438 and $68,476.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Harrison 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.
$52,134
Median Household Income
± $2,541
27.2k
Number of Households
± 1,176

In 2020, the median household income of the 27.2k households in Harrison County, WV declined from $52,134 from the previous year's value of $53,022.

The following chart displays the households in Harrison 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 Harrison 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 (84.5%)
  2. Carpooled (7.49%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.02%)

In 2020, 84.5% of workers in Harrison County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.49%) and those who worked at home (4.02%).

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

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrison County, WV have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.52% of the workforce in Harrison 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 Harrison County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harrison County, WV have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 10.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Harrison County, WV. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.34%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrison County, WV (9.56k out of 66.2k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harrison 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 16.5% of the children was living in poverty in Harrison County, WV. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 13.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 212 in Harrison County, WV. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 66.8 per 100,000 population.

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93.6% of the population of Harrison County, WV has health coverage, with 45.9% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 2.14% 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 Harrison County, WV see 877 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.921% increase from the previous year (869 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1180 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 454 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% 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

877 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Harrison County, WV

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, WV see an average of 877 patients per year. This represents a 0.921% increase from the previous year (869 patients).

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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 22.7% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

6.4%
Uninsured
45.9%
Employer Coverage
21.1%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
2.14%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrison County, WV grew by 11.2% from 5.76% to 6.4%.

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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 48.2 in Harrison 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 37.1% in Harrison County, WV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.24% in Harrison County, WV.

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