Hancock County, WV

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2022 Population
28,907
1.08% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.1
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
13.4%
5.12% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,515
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$111,700
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,537
1.22% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Hancock County, WV had a population of 28.9k people with a median age of 47.1 and a median household income of $57,515. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hancock County, WV declined from 29,223 to 28,907, a −1.08% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,062 to $57,515, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hancock County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.12%), White (Hispanic) (0.771%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.612%).

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

The largest universities in Hancock County, WV are John D Rockefeller IV Career Center (21 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Hancock County, WV was $111,700, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Hancock County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Hancock County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hancock County, WV is home to a population of 28.9k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.72% of Hancock County, WV residents were born outside of the country (208 people).

In 2022, there were 34.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.8k people) in Hancock County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 780 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 612 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Hancock County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hancock County, WV was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hancock County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.8k ± 96
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    780 ± 168
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    612 ± 203
1.62%
Hispanic Population
468 people

In 2022, there were 34.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.8k people) in Hancock County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 780 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 612 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.62% of the people in Hancock County, WV are hispanic (468 people).

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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

0.72%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
208 people
0.715%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
209 people

As of 2022, 0.72% of Hancock County, WV residents (208 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 Hancock County, WV was 0.715%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    836 ± 192
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    411 ± 179
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    223 ± 114

Hancock County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hancock County, WV employs 12.5k people. The largest industries in Hancock County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,911 people), Retail Trade (1,555 people), and Manufacturing (1,535 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,179), Transportation & Warehousing ($65,147), and Manufacturing ($60,498).

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

12.5k
2022 Value
± 872
−1.22%
1 Year decline
± 9.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hancock County, WV declined at a rate of −1.22%, from 12.7k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hancock County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,208 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,138 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (989 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hancock County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.5k
2022 Value
± 872
−1.22%
1 Year decline
± 9.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hancock County, WV declined at a rate of −1.22%, from 12.7k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hancock County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,911 people), Retail Trade (1,555 people), and Manufacturing (1,535 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hancock County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Hancock 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

$51,019
Median earning men ± $3,523
$31,334
Median earning women ± $3,248

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,583), Public Administration ($64,583), and Manufacturing ($62,656).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($70,375), Public Administration ($44,821), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,115).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 208
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 146
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 124
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hancock County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 71.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

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 Hancock County, WV awarded 21 degrees. The student population of Hancock County, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 21 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hancock County, WV are White (20 and 95.2%), followed by Black or African American (1 and 4.76%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Hancock County, WV by number of degrees awarded are John D Rockefeller IV Career Center (21 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hancock County, WV are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (21 and 100%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 24 students enrolled in Hancock County, WV, 12.5% men and 87.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 20 records, of which 85% were women and 15% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hancock County, WV was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 21 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Hancock County, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was John D Rockefeller IV Career Center with 21 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hancock County, WV, which is 0.05 times less than the 20 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 20 degrees mean that there were 20 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, less-than 2-year ($7,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, less-than 2-year ($1,046) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, less-than 2-year ($1,100) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 Hancock County, WV was $111,700 in 2022, which is 0.396 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $97,800 to $111,700, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Hancock County, WV is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hancock County, WV have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hancock County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hancock County, WV is $57,515. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hancock County, WV was Census Tract 207 with a value of $73,988, followed by Census Tract 212 and Census Tract 211, with respective values of $73,693 and $65,469.

In 2022, 10.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hancock County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.0902%.

Property

$111,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,501
$9,545
Median Property Taxes
±$726

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

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Hancock County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 207
  2. Census Tract 212
  3. Census Tract 211

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hancock County, WV was Census Tract 207 with a value of $73,988, followed by Census Tract 212 and Census Tract 211, with respective values of $73,693 and $65,469.

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

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Household Income

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$57,515
Median Household Income
± $4,231
13k
Number of Households
± 863

In 2022, the median household income of the 13k households in Hancock County, WV grew to $57,515 from the previous year's value of $52,062.

The following chart displays the households in Hancock 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 Hancock 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 (79.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.36%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.33%)

In 2022, 79.7% of workers in Hancock County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.36%) and those who worked at home (7.33%).

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Commute Time

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hancock County, WV have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in Hancock 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 Hancock County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hancock County, WV have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hancock County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.0902%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hancock County, WV (3.81k out of 28.4k 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 Females 45 - 54 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

In 2022, 17.8% of the children was living in poverty in Hancock County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 143 in Hancock County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 65.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.8% of the population of Hancock County, WV has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 18.7% on Medicare, 9.3% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hancock County, WV see 1601 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.43% decrease from the previous year (1711 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1190 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 649 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,601 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hancock County, WV

Primary care physicians in Hancock County, WV see an average of 1,601 patients per year. This represents a 6.43% decrease from the previous year (1,711 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20% under 18 years, 16.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.21%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
20.1%
Medicaid
18.7%
Medicare
9.3%
Non-Group
1.59%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hancock County, WV grew by 11.3% from 8.28% to 9.21%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Hancock 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 37.3% in Hancock 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 8.47% in Hancock County, WV.

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