Morgan County, WV

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2020 Population
17,800
0.514% 1-year growth
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
48.5
1.25% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
5.84%
26.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$57,116
10.4% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$189,800
3.6% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
8,059
1.83% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Morgan County, WV had a population of 17.8k people with a median age of 48.5 and a median household income of $57,116. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Morgan County, WV grew from 17,709 to 17,800, a 0.514% increase and its median household income grew from $51,745 to $57,116, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Morgan County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.96%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.663%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.607%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.528%).

None of the households in Morgan 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.

99.6% of the residents in Morgan County, WV are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Morgan County, WV was $189,800, and the homeownership rate was 84.2%. Most people in Morgan County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 38.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Morgan County, WV was 3 cars per household.

Diversity

Morgan County, WV is home to a population of 17.8k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.68% of Morgan County, WV residents were born outside of the country (299 people).

In 2020, there were 48.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.9k people) in Morgan County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 348 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 118 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Morgan County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.9k ± 44
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    348 ± 90
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    118 ± 116
1.63%
Hispanic Population
290 people

In 2020, there were 48.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.9k people) in Morgan County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 348 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 118 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.63% of the people in Morgan County, WV are hispanic (290 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.68%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
299 people
1.58%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
280 people

As of 2020, 1.68% of Morgan County, WV residents (299 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morgan County, WV was 1.58%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
60
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.8

In 2020, the median age of all people in Morgan County, WV was 48.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 60. But people in Morgan County, WV are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Morgan County, WV residents was 48.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    2,485 ± 1,223 people
  2. Philippines
    2,301 ± 1,177 people
  3. China
    2,228 ± 1,158 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was India, the natal country of 2,485 West Virginia residents, followed by Philippines with 2,301 and China with 2,228.

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Citizenship

99.6%
2020 Citizenship
99.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.6% of Morgan County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Morgan County, WV was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    709 ± 180
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    242 ± 111
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    209 ± 116

Morgan County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in West Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in West Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of West Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,089. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Morgan County, WV employs 8.06k people. The largest industries in Morgan County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,188 people), Retail Trade (1,092 people), and Manufacturing (823 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($105,625), Utilities ($87,750), and Manufacturing ($59,904).

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,116
2020 value
± $6,978
10.4%
1 Year Growth
± 15%

Households in Morgan County, WV have a median annual income of $57,116, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,745 in 2019, which represents a 10.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$59,317
Average Male Salary in West Virginia
± $2,250
$43,089
Average Female Salary in West Virginia
± $1,699

In 2020, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in West Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in West Virginia
  1. Asian
    $68,837 ± $25,490
  2. White
    $45,451 ± $1,344
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $42,271 ± $5,747

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.51 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in West Virginia.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in West Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morgan County, WV is from West Virginia.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.729% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9708
  2. Census Tract 9709

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.84% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morgan County, WV (1.03k out of 17.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Females 65 - 74.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    934 ± 221
  2. Two Or More
    58 ± 102
  3. Black
    37 ± 94

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morgan 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.06k
2020 Value
± 779
1.83%
1 Year growth
± 12.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Morgan County, WV grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 7.91k employees to 8.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morgan County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,108 people), Sales & Related Occupations (883 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (746 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morgan County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Morgan County, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,108 people), Sales & Related Occupations (883 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (746 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morgan County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.15 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.85 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Morgan County, WV, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($107,656), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($97,865), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($71,274).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.06k
2020 Value
± 779
1.83%
1 Year growth
± 12.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Morgan County, WV grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 7.91k employees to 8.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morgan County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,188 people), Retail Trade (1,092 people), and Manufacturing (823 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morgan County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Morgan County, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Morgan County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,188 people), Retail Trade (1,092 people), and Manufacturing (823 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morgan County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.14 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.69 times), and Construction (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Morgan County, WV, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($105,625), Utilities ($87,750), and Manufacturing ($59,904).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $8.42B
  2. $6.05B
  3. $5.79B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $8.42B, followed by Coal ($6.05B) and Plastics/rubber ($5.79B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound West Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$65.6B
2020 Value in West Virginia
$114B
Projected 2050 Value in West Virginia
74.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound West Virginia trade was $65.6B. This is expected to increase 74.3% to $114B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound West Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $9.85B
  2. $5.83B
  3. $3.98B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $9.85B, followed by Pennsylvania with $5.83B and Virginia and $3.98B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that West Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Morgan County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 75.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.39%). The most partisan county was Grant County, WV with 88.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Morgan County, WV
75.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in West Virginia
  1. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 85.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 85.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in West Virginia was Grant County, WV with 88.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in West Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in West Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 3 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morgan County, WV was $189,800 in 2020, which is 0.826 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $183,200 to $189,800, a 3.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Morgan County, WV is 84.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Morgan County, WV have an average commute time of 38.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Morgan County, WV is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$189,800
2020 Median
± $13,377
$183,200
2019 Median
± $15,342

In 2020, the median property value in Morgan County, WV grew to to $189,800 from the previous year's value of $183,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Morgan County, WV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morgan County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$57,116
Median Household Income
± $6,978
7.49k
Number of Households
± 719

In 2020, the median household income of the 7.49k households in Morgan County, WV grew to $57,116 from the previous year's value of $51,745.

The following chart displays the households in Morgan 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Morgan County, WV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morgan County, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

84.2%
2020 Homeownership
83.3%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 84.2% of the housing units in Morgan County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Morgan County, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

38.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morgan County, WV have a longer commute time (38.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.76% of the workforce in Morgan County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.07%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.9%)

In 2020, 81.7% of workers in Morgan County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.07%) and those who worked at home (4.9%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Morgan County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Morgan County, WV have 3 cars, followed by false.

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Health

94.4% of the population of Morgan County, WV has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 3.04% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in West Virginia was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, WV see 1976 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.7% increase from the previous year (1769 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3577 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1788 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mingo County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.1%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,976 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Morgan County, WV

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, WV see an average of 1,976 patients per year. This represents a 11.7% increase from the previous year (1,769 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,462
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in West Virginia
$3,917
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,557
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,268
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.6%
Uninsured
46.3%
Employer Coverage
15.3%
Medicaid
16.1%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
3.04%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morgan County, WV declined by 16.3% from 6.69% to 5.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Morgan County, WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 22.1% prevalence
  2. 20.9% prevalence
  3. 20.9% prevalence

Mingo County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 22.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia by county over multiple years.

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