Cabell County, WV

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2022 Population
93,965
0.694% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.1
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
20.1%
5.24% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$48,944
11.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$144,200
11% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
40,146
1.28% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cabell County, WV had a population of 94k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $48,944. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cabell County, WV declined from 94,622 to 93,965, a −0.694% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,779 to $48,944, a 11.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cabell County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.28%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.29%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.23%), and White (Hispanic) (0.646%).

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

The largest universities in Cabell County, WV are Marshall University (2,637 degrees awarded in 2022), Mountwest Community and Technical College (292 degrees), and Cabell County Career Technology Center (99 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Cabell County, WV was $144,200, and the homeownership rate was 64.6%.

Most people in Cabell County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Cabell County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cabell County, WV is home to a population of 94k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.66% of Cabell County, WV residents were born outside of the country (1.56k people).

In 2022, there were 20.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84k people) in Cabell County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.09k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Cabell County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cabell County, WV was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cabell County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    84k ± 151
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.02k ± 423
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.09k ± 495
1.5%
Hispanic Population
1.41k people

In 2022, there were 20.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84k people) in Cabell County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.09k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.5% of the people in Cabell County, WV are hispanic (1.41k 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

1.66%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.56k people
1.63%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.54k people

As of 2022, 1.66% of Cabell County, WV residents (1.56k 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 Cabell County, WV was 1.63%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,790 ± 274
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,036 ± 333
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    475 ± 142

Cabell County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cabell County, WV employs 40.1k people. The largest industries in Cabell County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,745 people), Retail Trade (5,721 people), and Educational Services (4,881 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,250), Wholesale Trade ($57,753), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,240).

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

40.1k
2022 Value
± 1,666
1.28%
1 Year growth
± 5.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cabell County, WV grew at a rate of 1.28%, from 39.6k employees to 40.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cabell County, WV, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,780 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,475 people), and Management Occupations (3,665 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cabell County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

40.1k
2022 Value
± 1,666
1.28%
1 Year growth
± 5.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cabell County, WV grew at a rate of 1.28%, from 39.6k employees to 40.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cabell County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,745 people), Retail Trade (5,721 people), and Educational Services (4,881 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cabell County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Cabell 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

$40,606
Median earning men ± $1,776
$28,992
Median earning women ± $1,603

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($71,544), Wholesale Trade ($58,116), and Public Administration ($57,337).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($61,190), Wholesale Trade ($53,750), and Manufacturing ($46,114).

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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. 1,176
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 631
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 520
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cabell County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.41%).

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 Cabell County, WV awarded 3,134 degrees. The student population of Cabell County, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,848 male students and 7,412 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cabell County, WV are White (2,632 and 86%), followed by Black or African American (109 and 3.56%), Two or More Races (92 and 3.01%), and Unknown (88 and 2.88%).

The largest universities in Cabell County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Marshall University (2,637 and 84.1%), Mountwest Community and Technical College (292 and 9.32%), and Cabell County Career Technology Center (99 and 3.16%).

The most popular majors in Cabell County, WV are General Business (250 and 7.98%), Registered Nursing (226 and 7.21%), and General Studies (180 and 5.74%).

The median tuition cost in Cabell County, WV for a public four year colleges is $7,190 for in-state students and $18,244 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Cabell County, WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 96.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 12,260 (39.5% men and 60.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 12,260 students enrolled in Cabell County, WV, 39.5% men and 60.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,064 records, of which 61.5% were women and 38.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 154 degrees awarded
  2. 92 degrees awarded
  3. 168 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cabell County, WV was General Business with 154 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,637 degrees awarded
  2. 292 degrees awarded
  3. 99 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Marshall University with 2,637 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,178 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cabell County, WV, which is 0.602 times less than the 1,956 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 2,632 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 109 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($10,050) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,414) 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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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 Cabell County, WV was $144,200 in 2022, which is 0.512 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $129,900 to $144,200, a 11% increase. The homeownership rate in Cabell County, WV is 64.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cabell County, WV have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cabell County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cabell County, WV is $48,944. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cabell County, WV was Census Tract 20 with a value of $106,333, followed by Census Tract 19 and Census Tract 21, with respective values of $65,833 and $64,566.

In 2022, 14.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cabell County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.12%.

Property

$144,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,125
$25,110
Median Property Taxes
±$1,215

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

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Rent vs Own

64.6%
Homeownership
2022
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.6% of the housing units in Cabell County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 20
  2. Census Tract 19
  3. Census Tract 21

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cabell County, WV was Census Tract 20 with a value of $106,333, followed by Census Tract 19 and Census Tract 21, with respective values of $65,833 and $64,566.

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

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Household Income

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$48,944
Median Household Income
± $3,441
38.9k
Number of Households
± 1,597

In 2022, the median household income of the 38.9k households in Cabell County, WV grew to $48,944 from the previous year's value of $43,779.

The following chart displays the households in Cabell 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cabell 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 (78.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.61%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.42%)

In 2022, 78.6% of workers in Cabell County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.61%) and those who worked at home (6.42%).

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cabell County, WV have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.31% of the workforce in Cabell County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cabell County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.12%.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cabell County, WV (18.1k out of 89.8k 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 Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cabell County, WV is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 21% of the children was living in poverty in Cabell County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 461 in Cabell County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 128 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.5% of the population of Cabell County, WV has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 21.5% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.77% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cabell County, WV see 571 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.22% decrease from the previous year (590 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1607 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 332 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

571 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cabell County, WV

Primary care physicians in Cabell County, WV see an average of 571 patients per year. This represents a 3.22% decrease from the previous year (590 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 24.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.46%
Uninsured
42.3%
Employer Coverage
21.5%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.77%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cabell County, WV declined by 2.67% from 7.67% to 7.46%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 69.6 in Cabell 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 37.5% in Cabell 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 8.26% in Cabell County, WV.

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