Webster County, WV

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2022 Population
8,362
0.63% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.8
0.83% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.8%
16.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$43,409
15.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$82,400
8.56% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Webster County, WV had a population of 8.36k people with a median age of 47.8 and a median household income of $43,409. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Webster County, WV declined from 8,415 to 8,362, a −0.63% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,720 to $43,409, a 15.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Webster County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.08%), Other (Hispanic) (0.598%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.263%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.0359%).

None of the households in Webster 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.

100% of the residents in Webster County, WV are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Webster County, WV was $82,400, and the homeownership rate was 78.4%.

Most people in Webster County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Webster County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Webster County, WV is home to a population of 8.36k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.0239% of Webster County, WV residents were born outside of the country (2 people).

In 2022, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.78k people) in Webster County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 508 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 50 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Webster County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Webster County, WV was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Webster County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.78k ± 190
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    508 ± 201
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    50 ± 74
0.634%
Hispanic Population
53 people

In 2022, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.78k people) in Webster County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 508 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 50 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.634% of the people in Webster County, WV are hispanic (53 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.0239%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2 people
0.0357%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3 people

As of 2022, 0.0239% of Webster County, WV residents (2 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 Webster County, WV was 0.0357%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    324 ± 95
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    125 ± 83
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    67 ± 73

Webster County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Webster County, WV employs 2.67k people. The largest industries in Webster County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (553 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (302 people), and Manufacturing (264 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,577), Information ($90,167), and Wholesale Trade ($63,681).

Occupations

2.67k
2022 Value
± 342
5.87%
1 Year growth
± 17.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Webster County, WV grew at a rate of 5.87%, from 2.52k employees to 2.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Webster County, WV, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (316 people), Production Occupations (254 people), and Management Occupations (183 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Webster County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.67k
2022 Value
± 342
5.87%
1 Year growth
± 17.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Webster County, WV grew at a rate of 5.87%, from 2.52k employees to 2.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Webster County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (553 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (302 people), and Manufacturing (264 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Webster County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Webster 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

$40,955
Median earning men ± $4,366
$26,289
Median earning women ± $1,469

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($90,833), Wholesale Trade ($63,681), and Public Administration ($62,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,469), Public Administration ($48,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,781).

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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%.

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. 49
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining
  2. 33
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 32
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Webster County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 81.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.676%).

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.

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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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 Webster County, WV was $82,400 in 2022, which is 0.292 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $75,900 to $82,400, a 8.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Webster County, WV is 78.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Webster County, WV have an average commute time of 31.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Webster County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$82,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,295
$2,360
Median Property Taxes
±$246

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

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

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Rent vs Own

78.4%
Homeownership
2022
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.4% of the housing units in Webster County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9702
  2. Census Tract 9703

The following map shows all of the tracts in Webster 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.
$43,409
Median Household Income
± $5,376
3.01k
Number of Households
± 340

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.01k households in Webster County, WV grew to $43,409 from the previous year's value of $37,720.

The following chart displays the households in Webster 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 Webster 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 (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.8%)

In 2022, 81.5% of workers in Webster County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (3.8%).

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

31.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Webster County, WV have a longer commute time (31.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.13% of the workforce in Webster 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 Webster County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Webster County, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Webster County, WV (1.48k out of 8.28k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Webster 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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Health

95.8% of the population of Webster County, WV has health coverage, with 28.3% on employee plans, 36.9% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 3.02% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Webster County, WV see 2705 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.06% decrease from the previous year (2762 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2014 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4029 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,705 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Webster County, WV

Primary care physicians in Webster County, WV see an average of 2,705 patients per year. This represents a 2.06% decrease from the previous year (2,762 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Webster 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 21.2% under 18 years, 14.9% between 18 and 34 years, 40.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.21%
Uninsured
28.3%
Employer Coverage
36.9%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
3.02%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Webster County, WV declined by 12.1% from 4.78% to 4.21%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 43.6% in Webster County, WV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.05% in Webster County, WV.

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