Hardy County, WV

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2022 Population
14,249
0.14% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
45.2
0.222% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.3%
5.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$49,205
5.61% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$153,300
8.34% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
6,406
1.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hardy County, WV had a population of 14.2k people with a median age of 45.2 and a median household income of $49,205. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hardy County, WV declined from 14,269 to 14,249, a −0.14% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,592 to $49,205, a 5.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hardy County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.43%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.46%), White (Hispanic) (1.75%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.36%).

None of the households in Hardy 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.

99.3% of the residents in Hardy County, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hardy County, WV are Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (94 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Hardy County, WV was $153,300, and the homeownership rate was 77.4%.

Most people in Hardy County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Hardy County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hardy County, WV is home to a population of 14.2k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.737% of Hardy County, WV residents were born outside of the country (105 people).

In 2022, there were 20.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.7k people) in Hardy County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 631 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 351 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Hardy County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hardy County, WV was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hardy County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.7k ± 70
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    631 ± 120
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    351 ± 261
4.7%
Hispanic Population
670 people

In 2022, there were 20.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.7k people) in Hardy County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 631 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 351 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.7% of the people in Hardy County, WV are hispanic (670 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

0.737%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
105 people
0.736%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
105 people

As of 2022, 0.737% of Hardy County, WV residents (105 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 Hardy County, WV was 0.736%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    708 ± 219
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    168 ± 107
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    94 ± 57

Hardy County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hardy County, WV employs 6.41k people. The largest industries in Hardy County, WV are Manufacturing (1,465 people), Retail Trade (902 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (654 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($98,654), Public Administration ($60,800), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,833).

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

6.41k
2022 Value
± 593
1.8%
1 Year growth
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hardy County, WV grew at a rate of 1.8%, from 6.29k employees to 6.41k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hardy County, WV, are Management Occupations (751 people), Production Occupations (633 people), and Material Moving Occupations (602 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hardy County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.41k
2022 Value
± 593
1.8%
1 Year growth
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hardy County, WV grew at a rate of 1.8%, from 6.29k employees to 6.41k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hardy County, WV, are Manufacturing (1,465 people), Retail Trade (902 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (654 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hardy County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Hardy 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

$37,546
Median earning men ± $5,806
$27,893
Median earning women ± $3,010

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($59,048), Public Administration ($57,109), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,708).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,050), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,771), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,719).

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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. 88
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 84
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 54
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hardy County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 76.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

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 Hardy County, WV awarded 94 degrees. The student population of Hardy County, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 83 male students and 293 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hardy County, WV are White (90 and 95.7%), followed by Two or More Races (4 and 4.26%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Hardy County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (94 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hardy County, WV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (20 and 21.3%), Registered Nursing (14 and 14.9%), and General Studies (12 and 12.8%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 376 students enrolled in Hardy County, WV, 22.1% men and 77.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 353 records, of which 78.8% were women and 21.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 20 degrees awarded
  2. 14 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Hardy County, WV was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 20 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
94 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College with 94 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 18 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hardy County, WV, which is 0.237 times less than the 76 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 90 degrees mean that there were 22.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,840) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($120) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,468) 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 Hardy County, WV was $153,300 in 2022, which is 0.544 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $141,500 to $153,300, a 8.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Hardy County, WV is 77.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hardy County, WV have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hardy County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 4.62% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hardy County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.68%.

Property

$153,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,364
$4,445
Median Property Taxes
±$407

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

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Rent vs Own

77.4%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.4% of the housing units in Hardy County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.9%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9703
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$49,205
Median Household Income
± $5,333
5.74k
Number of Households
± 549

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.74k households in Hardy County, WV grew to $49,205 from the previous year's value of $46,592.

The following chart displays the households in Hardy 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hardy 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 (81.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.17%)
  3. Carpooled (7.24%)

In 2022, 81.3% of workers in Hardy County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.17%) and those who carpooled to work (7.24%).

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hardy County, WV have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.53% of the workforce in Hardy 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 Hardy County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hardy County, WV have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 4.62% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hardy County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.68%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hardy County, WV (2.45k out of 14.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hardy 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, 19.4% of the children was living in poverty in Hardy County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 429 in Hardy County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 156 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.8% of the population of Hardy County, WV has health coverage, with 36.8% on employee plans, 26.6% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 0.634% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hardy County, WV see 6888 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (6888 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2727 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1239 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.8% were men and 48.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,888 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hardy County, WV

Primary care physicians in Hardy County, WV see an average of 6,888 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (6,888 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.8% were men and 48.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.2%
Uninsured
36.8%
Employer Coverage
26.6%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
0.634%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hardy County, WV grew by 5.51% from 4.93% to 5.2%.

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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 Hardy 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 37.2% in Hardy 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 10.3% in Hardy County, WV.

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