Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2022 Population
136,217
39.6% 1-year growth
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.6
2.06% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15%
2.81% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,113
6.53% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$127,400
1.19% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
52,340
35.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV had a population of 136k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $54,113. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV grew from 97,565 to 136,217, a 39.6% increase and its median household income grew from $50,797 to $54,113, a 6.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.09%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.01%), White (Hispanic) (0.781%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.416%).

1.47% of the households in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt 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.

99.7% of the residents in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are West Virginia University at Parkersburg (687 degrees awarded in 2022), Wood County School of Practical Nursing (238096) (14 degrees), and Mountain State College (9 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was $127,400, and the homeownership rate was 78.2%.

Most people in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV is home to a population of 136k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.886% of Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV residents were born outside of the country (1.21k people).

In 2022, there were 45.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (129k people) in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.85k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.37k 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 Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are Spanish (812 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (182 households), and German (88 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
66,925
Women
50.2%
66,484
Men
49.8%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 133,409 inhabitants, with 49.8% men, and 50.2% women.

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Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt 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 Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, 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 Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    129k ± 232
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.85k ± 325
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.37k ± 167
1.37%
Hispanic Population
1.86k people

In 2022, there were 45.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (129k people) in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.85k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.37% of the people in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are hispanic (1.86k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Germany
    183 ± 332 people
  2. Vietnam
    156 ± 306 people
  3. Philippines
    114 ± 262 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was Germany, the natal country of 183 Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV residents, followed by Vietnam with 156 and Philippines with 114.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.886%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.21k people
0.921%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
899 people

As of 2022, 0.886% of Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV residents (1.21k 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 Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was 0.921%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    812 households (0.629%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    182 households (0.141%)
  3. German
    88 households (0.0681%)

1.47% of the households in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt 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 Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was Spanish. 0.629% of the households in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt 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
    3,308 ± 346
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,773 ± 294
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,167 ± 243

Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV employs 52.3k people. The largest industries in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are Elementary & secondary schools (3,727 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,477 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,433 people), and the highest paying industries are Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories ($131,368), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($115,748), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($106,861).

Males in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,834. The income inequality in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
18,851
Women
49.4%
19,305
Men
50.6%

The workforce of Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV in 2020 was 38,156 people, with 49.4% woman, and 50.6% men.

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Occupations

52.3k
2022 Value
35.6%
1 Year growth
± 35.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV grew at a rate of 35.6%, from 38.6k employees to 52.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,032 people), Cashiers (1,530 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,405 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.3k
2022 Value
35.6%
1 Year growth
± 35.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV grew at a rate of 35.6%, from 38.6k employees to 52.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,727 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,477 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,433 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, though some of these residents may live in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt 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

$46,568
Median earning men ± $1,372
$30,206
Median earning women ± $1,267

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,965), Manufacturing ($60,509), and Public Administration ($59,836).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,248), Construction ($46,071), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,689).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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.

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

In 2022, universities in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV awarded 710 degrees. The student population of Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 824 male students and 1,514 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are White (662 and 94.3%), followed by Two or More Races (22 and 3.13%), Black or African American (9 and 1.28%), and Asian (3 and 0.427%).

The largest universities in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV by number of degrees awarded are West Virginia University at Parkersburg (687 and 96.8%), Wood County School of Practical Nursing (238096) (14 and 1.97%), and Mountain State College (9 and 1.27%).

The most popular majors in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are General Studies (97 and 13.7%), General Business (95 and 13.4%), and Registered Nursing (92 and 13%).

The median tuition cost in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV for a public four year colleges is $4,032 for in-state students and $9,024 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,338 students enrolled in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, 35.2% men and 64.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,101 records, of which 64.3% were women and 35.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 58 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was General Business with 58 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 687 degrees awarded
  2. 14 degrees awarded
  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Virginia University at Parkersburg with 687 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 268 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, which is 0.606 times less than the 442 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 662 degrees mean that there were 30.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($8,550) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($115) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,630) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.761% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.55% 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 Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (42.6k), Some college (23k), and Secondary Education (15.5k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was $127,400 in 2022, which is 0.452 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $125,900 to $127,400, a 1.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV is 78.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV is $54,113. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt 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

$127,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,413
$42,879
Median Property Taxes
±$1,339

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 Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.2%
Homeownership
2022
64.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.2% of the housing units in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, 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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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt 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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$54,113
Median Household Income
± $2,017
54.8k
Number of Households
± 1,669

In 2022, the median household income of the 54.8k households in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV grew to $54,113 from the previous year's value of $50,797.

The following chart displays the households in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, 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

0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV
0.446
2021 Wage GINI in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV

In 2022, the income inequality in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.579% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.25%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.81%)

In 2022, 81.4% of workers in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.25%) and those who worked at home (6.81%).

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

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt 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 Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt 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 Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV (19.9k out of 132k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt 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 Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.89% 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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in West Virginia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.62%
Uninsured
40.8%
Employer Coverage
22.8%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.89%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV declined by 1.09% from 6.69% to 6.62%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wood, Wetzel, Ritchie, Tyler, Doddridge, Pleasants, Wirt Counties PUMA, WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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