Marion County, WV

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2022 Population
56,194
0.11% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.3
0.248% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.9%
2.25% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,974
8.86% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$147,600
17.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,410
0.0275% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Marion County, WV had a population of 56.2k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $59,974. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Marion County, WV declined from 56,256 to 56,194, a −0.11% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,094 to $59,974, a 8.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.88%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.84%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.648%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.537%).

None of the households in Marion 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.

99.7% of the residents in Marion County, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marion County, WV are Fairmont State University (863 degrees awarded in 2022) and Pierpont Community and Technical College (443492) (706 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Marion County, WV was $147,600, and the homeownership rate was 75.3%.

Most people in Marion County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Marion County, WV is home to a population of 56.2k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.779% of Marion County, WV residents were born outside of the country (438 people).

In 2022, there were 31.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.6k people) in Marion County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.62k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Marion County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Marion 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 Marion County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    51.6k ± 205
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.62k ± 177
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.6k ± 289
1.4%
Hispanic Population
787 people

In 2022, there were 31.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.6k people) in Marion County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.62k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.4% of the people in Marion County, WV are hispanic (787 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,064 ± 1,115 people
  2. Germany
    1,923 ± 1,076 people
  3. China
    1,815 ± 1,045 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,064 West Virginia residents, followed by Germany with 1,923 and China with 1,815.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.779%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
438 people
0.876%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
493 people

As of 2022, 0.779% of Marion County, WV residents (438 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 Marion County, WV was 0.876%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,295 ± 206
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    571 ± 179
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    484 ± 137

Marion County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Marion County, WV employs 25.4k people. The largest industries in Marion County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,903 people), Retail Trade (3,040 people), and Educational Services (2,617 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,436), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($91,653), and Manufacturing ($63,279).

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,743. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

25.4k
2022 Value
± 1,162
−0.0275%
1 Year decline
± 6.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marion County, WV declined at a rate of −0.0275%, from 25.4k employees to 25.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,473 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,296 people), and Management Occupations (2,014 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.4k
2022 Value
± 1,162
−0.0275%
1 Year decline
± 6.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marion County, WV declined at a rate of −0.0275%, from 25.4k employees to 25.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,903 people), Retail Trade (3,040 people), and Educational Services (2,617 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Marion 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

$48,889
Median earning men ± $3,082
$32,376
Median earning women ± $1,868

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($102,625), Information ($66,875), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,385).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($62,554), Public Administration ($57,500), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($49,338).

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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. 493
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 254
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 253
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Marion County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 63.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.87%).

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

In 2022, universities in Marion County, WV awarded 1,569 degrees. The student population of Marion County, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,053 male students and 2,905 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marion County, WV are White (1,419 and 92%), followed by Black or African American (59 and 3.82%), Two or More Races (36 and 2.33%), and Hispanic or Latino (16 and 1.04%).

The largest universities in Marion County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Fairmont State University (863 and 55%) and Pierpont Community and Technical College (443492) (706 and 45%).

The most popular majors in Marion County, WV are Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields (217 and 13.8%), Registered Nursing (214 and 13.6%), and General Studies (126 and 8.03%).

The median tuition cost in Marion County, WV for a public four year colleges is $6,022 for in-state students and $15,638 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Marion County, WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 98.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 37%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,958 (41.4% men and 58.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,958 students enrolled in Marion County, WV, 41.4% men and 58.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,348 records, of which 59.6% were women and 40.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 67 degrees awarded
  2. 54 degrees awarded
  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Marion County, WV was Registered Nursing with 67 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Marion County, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 863 degrees awarded
  2. 706 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fairmont State University with 863 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 723 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marion County, WV, which is 0.855 times less than the 846 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 1,419 degrees mean that there were 24.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 59 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,022) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,986) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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 Marion County, WV was $147,600 in 2022, which is 0.524 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $125,300 to $147,600, a 17.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Marion County, WV is 75.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Marion County, WV have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Marion County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Marion County, WV is $59,974. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Marion County, WV was Census Tract 211 with a value of $73,017, followed by Census Tract 203 and Census Tract 214, with respective values of $68,659 and $65,864.

In 2022, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Marion County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.27%.

Property

$147,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,983
$17,374
Median Property Taxes
±$818

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

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Rent vs Own

75.3%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.3% of the housing units in Marion County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 211
  2. Census Tract 203
  3. Census Tract 214

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion County, WV was Census Tract 211 with a value of $73,017, followed by Census Tract 203 and Census Tract 214, with respective values of $68,659 and $65,864.

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

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Household Income

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$59,974
Median Household Income
± $2,364
23.1k
Number of Households
± 964

In 2022, the median household income of the 23.1k households in Marion County, WV grew to $59,974 from the previous year's value of $55,094.

The following chart displays the households in Marion 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 Marion 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 (78.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.84%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.24%)

In 2022, 78.3% of workers in Marion County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.84%) and those who worked at home (7.24%).

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion County, WV have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.83% of the workforce in Marion 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 Marion County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marion County, WV have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Marion County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.27%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion County, WV (8.17k out of 54.8k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marion 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.4% of the children was living in poverty in Marion County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 296 in Marion County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 91.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.8% of the population of Marion County, WV has health coverage, with 46.6% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.91% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Marion County, WV see 1934 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.44% decrease from the previous year (2003 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1999 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1119 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,934 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marion County, WV

Primary care physicians in Marion County, WV see an average of 1,934 patients per year. This represents a 3.44% decrease from the previous year (2,003 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marion 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 21.3% under 18 years, 22.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.16%
Uninsured
46.6%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
1.91%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion County, WV grew by 4.6% from 6.85% to 7.16%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40 in Marion 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 40.2% in Marion County, WV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.8% in Marion County, WV.

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