Hampshire County, WV

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2022 Population
23,275
0.263% 1-year growth
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.7
0.846% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.5%
2.15% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,222
8.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$184,800
17.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hampshire County, WV had a population of 23.3k people with a median age of 47.7 and a median household income of $55,222. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hampshire County, WV grew from 23,214 to 23,275, a 0.263% increase and its median household income grew from $50,890 to $55,222, a 8.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hampshire County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.5%), White (Hispanic) (1.28%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.473%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.18%).

None of the households in Hampshire 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.

99.8% of the residents in Hampshire County, WV are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Hampshire County, WV was $184,800, and the homeownership rate was 81.3%.

Most people in Hampshire County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 38.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Hampshire County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hampshire County, WV is home to a population of 23.3k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.855% of Hampshire County, WV residents were born outside of the country (199 people).

In 2022, there were 26.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.9k people) in Hampshire County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 815 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 299 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Hampshire County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hampshire County, WV was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hampshire County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.9k ± 235
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    815 ± 256
  3. White (Hispanic)
    299 ± 79
1.59%
Hispanic Population
371 people

In 2022, there were 26.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.9k people) in Hampshire County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 815 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 299 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.59% of the people in Hampshire County, WV are hispanic (371 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.855%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
199 people
0.267%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
62 people

As of 2022, 0.855% of Hampshire County, WV residents (199 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 Hampshire County, WV was 0.267%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    962 ± 246
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    431 ± 215
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    195 ± 101

Hampshire County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hampshire County, WV employs 8.74k people. The largest industries in Hampshire County, WV are Manufacturing (1,381 people), Construction (1,335 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,122 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,053), Wholesale Trade ($62,500), and Information ($56,250).

Occupations

8.74k
2022 Value
± 821
−1.54%
1 Year decline
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hampshire County, WV declined at a rate of −1.54%, from 8.88k employees to 8.74k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hampshire County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (910 people), Management Occupations (791 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (762 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hampshire County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.74k
2022 Value
± 821
−1.54%
1 Year decline
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hampshire County, WV declined at a rate of −1.54%, from 8.88k employees to 8.74k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hampshire County, WV, are Manufacturing (1,381 people), Construction (1,335 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,122 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hampshire County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Hampshire 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

$47,282
Median earning men ± $2,709
$31,214
Median earning women ± $1,945

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($67,523), Construction ($55,789), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,506), Manufacturing ($43,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,367).

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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. 84
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 73
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 72
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hampshire County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 79.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.922%).

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 Hampshire County, WV was $184,800 in 2022, which is 0.656 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $157,600 to $184,800, a 17.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Hampshire County, WV is 81.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hampshire County, WV have an average commute time of 38.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hampshire County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$184,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$22,343
$6,558
Median Property Taxes
±$573

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

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

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Rent vs Own

81.3%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.3% of the housing units in Hampshire County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82.2%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9685
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$55,222
Median Household Income
± $6,516
8.07k
Number of Households
± 728

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.07k households in Hampshire County, WV grew to $55,222 from the previous year's value of $50,890.

The following chart displays the households in Hampshire 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 Hampshire 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 (86%)
  2. Worked At Home (5.97%)
  3. Carpooled (5.21%)

In 2022, 86% of workers in Hampshire County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (5.97%) and those who carpooled to work (5.21%).

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

38.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hampshire County, WV have a longer commute time (38.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.87% of the workforce in Hampshire 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 Hampshire County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hampshire County, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hampshire County, WV (3.94k out of 22.6k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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

87.9% of the population of Hampshire County, WV has health coverage, with 36.5% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 3.59% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, WV see 3862 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.8% increase from the previous year (3335 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2899 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1449 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,862 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hampshire County, WV

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, WV see an average of 3,862 patients per year. This represents a 15.8% increase from the previous year (3,335 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hampshire 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, 14.3% between 18 and 34 years, 41.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.1%
Uninsured
36.5%
Employer Coverage
21.1%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
3.59%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hampshire County, WV grew by 2.59% from 11.8% to 12.1%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 86.8 in Hampshire County, WV.

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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 39.9% in Hampshire County, WV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.4% in Hampshire County, WV.

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