Taylor County, WV

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2022 Population
16,602
0.747% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.3
0.454% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.9%
3.89% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$52,946
0.233% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$138,100
15.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Taylor County, WV had a population of 16.6k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $52,946. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Taylor County, WV declined from 16,727 to 16,602, a −0.747% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,823 to $52,946, a 0.233% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Taylor County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.18%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.14%), White (Hispanic) (0.638%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.307%).

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

In 2022, the median property value in Taylor County, WV was $138,100, and the homeownership rate was 80.3%.

Most people in Taylor County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Taylor County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Taylor County, WV is home to a population of 16.6k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.404% of Taylor County, WV residents were born outside of the country (67 people).

In 2022, there were 43.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.8k people) in Taylor County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 362 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 190 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Taylor County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Taylor County, 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 Taylor County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.8k ± 58
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    362 ± 124
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    190 ± 113
0.97%
Hispanic Population
161 people

In 2022, there were 43.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.8k people) in Taylor County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 362 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 190 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.97% of the people in Taylor County, WV are hispanic (161 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.404%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
67 people
0.747%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
125 people

As of 2022, 0.404% of Taylor County, WV residents (67 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 Taylor County, WV was 0.747%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    582 ± 142
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    138 ± 91
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    106 ± 64

Taylor County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Taylor County, WV employs 6.66k people. The largest industries in Taylor County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,339 people), Retail Trade (860 people), and Construction (742 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($106,563), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($102,500), and Utilities ($88,743).

Occupations

6.66k
2022 Value
± 648
−0.269%
1 Year decline
± 13.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Taylor County, WV declined at a rate of −0.269%, from 6.68k employees to 6.66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Taylor County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (943 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (819 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (594 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Taylor County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.66k
2022 Value
± 648
−0.269%
1 Year decline
± 13.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Taylor County, WV declined at a rate of −0.269%, from 6.68k employees to 6.66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Taylor County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,339 people), Retail Trade (860 people), and Construction (742 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Taylor County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Taylor 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

$57,606
Median earning men ± $9,793
$29,063
Median earning women ± $1,854

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($102,500), Public Administration ($73,667), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,082).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($105,236), Public Administration ($47,768), and Manufacturing ($41,250).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 82
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 46
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 34
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Taylor County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 74.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (24.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.18%).

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.

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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 Taylor County, WV was $138,100 in 2022, which is 0.49 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $120,000 to $138,100, a 15.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Taylor County, WV is 80.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Taylor County, WV have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Taylor County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Taylor County, WV is $52,946. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Taylor County, WV was Census Tract 9647 with a value of $70,833, followed by Census Tract 9648 and Census Tract 9646, with respective values of $49,323 and $47,221.

Property

$138,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$24,008
$5,380
Median Property Taxes
±$554

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

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Rent vs Own

80.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.3% of the housing units in Taylor County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9647
  2. Census Tract 9648
  3. Census Tract 9646

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Taylor County, WV was Census Tract 9647 with a value of $70,833, followed by Census Tract 9648 and Census Tract 9646, with respective values of $49,323 and $47,221.

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

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Household Income

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$52,946
Median Household Income
± $6,438
6.7k
Number of Households
± 636

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.7k households in Taylor County, WV grew to $52,946 from the previous year's value of $52,823.

The following chart displays the households in Taylor 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 Taylor 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 (81.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.29%)

In 2022, 81.2% of workers in Taylor County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (6.29%).

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Commute Time

27.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Taylor County, WV have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.71% of the workforce in Taylor 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 Taylor County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Taylor County, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Taylor County, WV (2.72k out of 16.2k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Taylor County, WV is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Health

94.4% of the population of Taylor County, WV has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 22.2% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 2.12% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Taylor County, WV see 2782 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.996% decrease from the previous year (2810 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3340 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1392 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,782 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Taylor County, WV

Primary care physicians in Taylor County, WV see an average of 2,782 patients per year. This represents a 0.996% decrease from the previous year (2,810 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 16.9% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.64%
Uninsured
40.5%
Employer Coverage
22.2%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
2.12%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Taylor County, WV declined by 13.7% from 6.54% to 5.64%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Taylor County, WV.

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Health Behaviors

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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 38.8% in Taylor County, WV.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.09% in Taylor County, WV.

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