Mason County, WV

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2020 Population
26,700
0.447% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
44.4
0.452% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.1%
11.3% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$51,820
12.5% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$100,200
14.4% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Mason County, WV had a population of 26.7k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $51,820. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Mason County, WV declined from 26,820 to 26,700, a −0.447% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,078 to $51,820, a 12.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mason County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.18%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.13%), White (Hispanic) (0.685%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.303%).

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

In 2020, the median property value in Mason County, WV was $100,200, and the homeownership rate was 82.6%.

Most people in Mason County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Mason County, WV was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Mason County, WV is home to a population of 26.7k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.3% of Mason County, WV residents were born outside of the country (346 people).

In 2020, there were 81.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.7k people) in Mason County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 315 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 301 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2020 Citizenship
99.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.5% of Mason County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Mason County, WV was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mason County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.7k ± 121
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    315 ± 225
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    301 ± 204
0.727%
Hispanic Population
194 people

In 2020, there were 81.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.7k people) in Mason County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 315 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 301 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.727% of the people in Mason County, WV are hispanic (194 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
346 people
0.828%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
222 people

As of 2020, 1.3% of Mason County, WV residents (346 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 Mason County, WV was 0.828%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    844 ± 267
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    239 ± 129
  3. Korea
    198 ± 135

Mason County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Mason County, WV employs 10.2k people. The largest industries in Mason County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,200 people), Retail Trade (1,523 people), and Manufacturing (1,432 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,461), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,633), and Manufacturing ($54,011).

Occupations

10.2k
2020 Value
± 872
1.38%
1 Year growth
± 11.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mason County, WV grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 10.1k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mason County, WV, are Production Occupations (1,180 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,068 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (873 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mason County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.2k
2020 Value
± 872
1.38%
1 Year growth
± 11.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mason County, WV grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 10.1k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mason County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,200 people), Retail Trade (1,523 people), and Manufacturing (1,432 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mason County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Mason 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

$46,338
Median earning men ± $5,276
$22,120
Median earning women ± $2,713

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($85,781), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,083), and Manufacturing ($54,534).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,547), Manufacturing ($40,500), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($32,000).

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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. 130
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 83
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 83
    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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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 Mason County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 75.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

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 Mason County, WV was $100,200 in 2020, which is 0.436 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $87,600 to $100,200, a 14.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Mason County, WV is 82.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Mason County, WV have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mason County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mason County, WV is $51,820. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Mason County, WV was Census Tract 9551.02 with a value of $57,243, followed by Census Tract 9548.02 and Census Tract 9550, with respective values of $54,427 and $43,476.

Property

$100,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,190
$8,749
Median Property Taxes
±$755

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

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Rent vs Own

82.6%
Homeownership
2020
65.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 82.6% of the housing units in Mason County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9551.02
  2. Census Tract 9548.02
  3. Census Tract 9550

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mason County, WV was Census Tract 9551.02 with a value of $57,243, followed by Census Tract 9548.02 and Census Tract 9550, with respective values of $54,427 and $43,476.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Mason 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.
$51,820
Median Household Income
± $4,410
10.6k
Number of Households
± 830

In 2020, the median household income of the 10.6k households in Mason County, WV grew to $51,820 from the previous year's value of $46,078.

The following chart displays the households in Mason 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 Mason 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 (88.8%)
  2. Carpooled (7.18%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.32%)

In 2020, 88.8% of workers in Mason County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.18%) and those who worked at home (2.32%).

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

28 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mason County, WV have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.23% of the workforce in Mason 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 Mason County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mason County, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mason County, WV (3.66k out of 25.9k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

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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93.8% of the population of Mason County, WV has health coverage, with 44% on employee plans, 20.2% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.63% 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 Mason County, WV see 2226 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.3% increase from the previous year (1914 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3788 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4419 patients per year.

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

2,226 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mason County, WV

Primary care physicians in Mason County, WV see an average of 2,226 patients per year. This represents a 16.3% increase from the previous year (1,914 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 21.9% under 18 years, 16.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 21% 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

6.19%
Uninsured
44%
Employer Coverage
20.2%
Medicaid
17%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.63%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mason County, WV grew by 33% from 4.66% to 6.19%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 75.9 in Mason 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 41.7% in Mason County, WV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.06% in Mason County, WV.

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