Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2022 Population
100,796
0.314% 1-year growth
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
45
0.881% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.7%
6.86% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,652
1.98% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$116,900
9.05% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
39,306
20.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV had a population of 101k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $46,652. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV grew from 100,480 to 100,796, a 0.314% increase and its median household income grew from $45,748 to $46,652, a 1.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.09%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.21%), White (Hispanic) (0.513%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.402%).

1.32% of the households in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, 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 Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are Glenville State University (324 degrees awarded in 2022) and Roane-Jackson Technical Center (18 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was $116,900, and the homeownership rate was 78.1%.

Most people in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV is home to a population of 101k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.937% of Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV residents were born outside of the country (944 people).

In 2022, there were 30.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.8k people) in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are Spanish (529 households), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (130 households), and German (95 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
57,649
Women
49.9%
57,787
Men
50.1%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 115,436 inhabitants, with 50.1% men, and 49.9% women.

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Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    94.8k ± 423
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.12k ± 543
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.22k ± 119
1.16%
Hispanic Population
1.17k people

In 2022, there were 30.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.8k people) in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.16% of the people in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are hispanic (1.17k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    256 ± 392 people
  2. Guatemala
    70 ± 205 people
  3. Mexico
    67 ± 201 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was Philippines, the natal country of 256 Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV residents, followed by Guatemala with 70 and Mexico with 67.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.937%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
944 people
0.878%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
882 people

As of 2022, 0.937% of Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV residents (944 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 Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was 0.878%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    529 households (0.551%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    130 households (0.135%)
  3. German
    95 households (0.0989%)

1.32% of the households in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was Spanish. 0.551% of the households in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,359 ± 273
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,210 ± 295
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,107 ± 262

Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV employs 39.3k people. The largest industries in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,226 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,105 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,498 people), and the highest paying industries are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($142,008), Offices of dentists ($126,272), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($109,972).

Males in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV have an average income that is 1.2 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,032. The income inequality in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
16,169
Women
45.7%
19,209
Men
54.3%

The workforce of Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV in 2020 was 35,378 people, with 45.7% woman, and 54.3% men.

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Occupations

39.3k
2022 Value
20.7%
1 Year growth
± 20.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV grew at a rate of 20.7%, from 32.6k employees to 39.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, are Registered nurses (1,756 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,480 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,164 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

39.3k
2022 Value
20.7%
1 Year growth
± 20.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV grew at a rate of 20.7%, from 32.6k employees to 39.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,226 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,105 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,498 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, though some of these residents may live in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, 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

$43,635
Median earning men ± $3,293
$29,842
Median earning women ± $2,270

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,768), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,097), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,624).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($120,444), Wholesale Trade ($40,882), and Public Administration ($40,263).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% 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 15.4%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.7%), 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 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.

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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

In 2022, universities in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV awarded 342 degrees. The student population of Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 823 male students and 833 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are White (267 and 78.1%), followed by Black or African American (38 and 11.1%), Unknown (12 and 3.51%), and Hispanic or Latino (11 and 3.22%).

The largest universities in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV by number of degrees awarded are Glenville State University (324 and 94.7%) and Roane-Jackson Technical Center (18 and 5.26%).

The most popular majors in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (129 and 37.7%), General Business Administration & Management (28 and 8.19%), and General Health & Physical Education (25 and 7.31%).

The median tuition cost in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV for a public four year colleges is $8,044 for in-state students and $9,704 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2016 in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 43.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,656 (49.7% men and 50.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,656 students enrolled in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, 49.7% men and 50.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,320 records, of which 55.5% were women and 44.5% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was General Health & Physical Education with 25 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 324 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Glenville State University with 324 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 153 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, which is 0.81 times less than the 189 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 267 degrees mean that there were 7.03 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 38 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($8,044) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,020) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($100) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.76% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.453% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (41.4k), Some college (17.1k), and Secondary Education (15.1k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was $116,900 in 2022, which is 0.415 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $107,200 to $116,900, a 9.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV is 78.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV have an average commute time of 31.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV is $46,652. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was Berkeley, Jefferson Counties PUMA, WV with a value of $78,426, followed by Monongalia, Marion, Preston Counties PUMA, WV and Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan, Hardy, Grant, Tucker, Pendleton Counties PUMA, WV, with respective values of $60,476 and $57,385.

Property

$116,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,293
$29,862
Median Property Taxes
±$1,245

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 Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.1% of the housing units in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was Berkeley, Jefferson Counties PUMA, WV with a value of $78,426, followed by Monongalia, Marion, Preston Counties PUMA, WV and Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan, Hardy, Grant, Tucker, Pendleton Counties PUMA, WV, with respective values of $60,476 and $57,385.

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Household Income

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$46,652
Median Household Income
± $2,358
38.2k
Number of Households
± 1,597

In 2022, the median household income of the 38.2k households in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV grew to $46,652 from the previous year's value of $45,748.

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Wage Distribution

0.434
2022 Wage GINI in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV
0.425
2021 Wage GINI in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV

In 2022, the income inequality in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was 0.434 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.02% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.56%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.25%)

In 2022, 82.3% of workers in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.56%) and those who worked at home (5.25%).

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Commute Time

31.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV have a longer commute time (31.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.92% of the workforce in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, 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 Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV (19.3k out of 97.8k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, 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

93.4% of the population of Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV has health coverage, with 36.2% on employee plans, 26.7% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 2.17% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see 1270 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.626% decrease from the previous year (1278 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1740 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 670 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,270 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Virginia

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,270 patients per year. This represents a 0.626% decrease from the previous year (1,278 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 16.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.59%
Uninsured
36.2%
Employer Coverage
26.7%
Medicaid
17.8%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
2.17%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV declined by 10% from 7.33% to 6.59%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jackson, Nicholas, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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