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Berkeley County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2019: 119,171 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 75,905 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 21,874
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,890
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 21,921
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,091 (it was 7,648 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

27%

Land area: 321 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 371 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Berkeley County: 137.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.8%), Retail trade (13.0%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Berkeley County, WV (2019)
    • 95,47884.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,4227.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,8014.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,1692.8%Two or more races
    • 1,2211.1%Asian alone
    • 3970.3%Some other race alone
    • 870.08%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

38.6 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Males: 58,953  (49.5%)
Females: 60,218  (50.5%)
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Average household size:
Berkeley County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $62,370 ($38,763 in 1999)
This county:

$62,370
West Virginia:

$48,850

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $794 (lower quartile is $624, upper quartile is $1,006)
This county:

$794
State:

$551


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $197,800 (it was $91,000 in 2000)
Berkeley:

$197,800
West Virginia:

$124,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $149,900 - $287,000
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,365
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $391

Institutionalized population: 649

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 29
  • Burglaries: 9
  • Thefts: 153
  • Auto thefts: 29

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 34
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 51
  • Auto thefts: 25
Berkeley County, WV map from a distance

Health of residents in Berkeley County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
67.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
46.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
42.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
65.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 202 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 628 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 1998: 645 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 1999: 792 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2000: 753 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2001: 1029 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2002: 1351 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2003: 1438 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2004: 1616 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2005: 1866 buildings, average cost: $217,700
  • 2006: 1546 buildings, average cost: $240,500
  • 2007: 1077 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2008: 721 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2009: 445 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2010: 400 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2011: 324 buildings, average cost: $182,100
  • 2012: 409 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2013: 524 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2014: 589 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2015: 610 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2016: 752 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2017: 925 buildings, average cost: $183,500
  • 2018: 1057 buildings, average cost: $195,800
  • 2019: 1081 buildings, average cost: $196,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Berkeley, WV residents
Average permit cost in Berkeley, WV
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,269 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,135 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Berkeley, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Berkeley, WV in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Berkeley, WV in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.6%
Berkeley County:

12.6%
West Virginia:

16.0%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.3% for Black residents, 12.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.3% for American Indian residents, 28.6% for other race residents, 10.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.6 years old
(Males: 38.8 years old, Females: 38.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.6 years old, Black residents: 44.2 years old, American Indian residents: 63.2 years old, Asian residents: 25.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.6 years old, Other race residents: 45.2 years old)

Area name: Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Berkeley County is $506 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $629 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $874 a month.

Cities in this county include: Martinsburg, Inwood, Falling Waters, Hedgesville.

Berkeley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Berkeley County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Barbour County , Arapahoe County, Colorado , Colusa County, California , Platte County, Missouri , Sangamon County, Illinois , Scott County, Illinois .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.2%
West Virginia:

5.7%

Unemployment by year in Berkeley, WV
County total employment by year in Berkeley, WV
County average yearly wages by year in Berkeley, WV

Current college students: 2,424
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,801 (55.3% naturalized citizens)

Berkeley County:

4.0%
Whole state:

1.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 7312010 or later
  • 1,1512000 to 2009
  • 8561990 to 1999
  • 3071980 to 1989
  • 2771970 to 1979
  • 416Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.2%

Berkeley County marital status for males Berkeley County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 33,867
  • One, attached: 3,831
  • Two: 1,338
  • 3 or 4: 1,615
  • 5 to 9: 2,496
  • 10 to 19: 569
  • 20 to 49: 624
  • 50 or more: 487
  • Mobile homes: 5,513

Housing units in Berkeley County with a mortgage: 23,747 (123 second mortgage, 1,881 home equity loan, 49 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,605

Here:

69.7% with mortgage
State:

46.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Berkeley County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,73864
Mainline Protestant10,22843
Catholic7,0083
Other1,8887
Black Protestant4361
None71,871-
Berkeley County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Berkeley County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Berkeley County:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 47
This county:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Berkeley County:

10.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Berkeley County:

32.8%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Berkeley County:

Average size of farms: 113 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,264
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $392.15
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.97%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $26,366
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.82%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,779
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.95
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.19%
Corn for grain: 2759 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1041 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1237 harvested acres
Vegetables: 226 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5,328 acres

Earthquake activity:

Berkeley County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 107.5 miles away from Berkeley County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 189.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 119.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 104.9 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 117.0 miles away from Berkeley County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 223.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4517-WV: April 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4517, Natural disaster type: Other
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3358: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3358, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3345: June 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3345, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4071: July 23, 2012, FEMA Id: 4071, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1903: April 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1903, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3221: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1558: September 20, 2004, FEMA Id: 1558, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1496: September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 1496, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2003 to July 15, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1474: June 21, 2003, FEMA Id: 1474, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 05, 1996 to September 08, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1137: September 11, 1996, FEMA Id: 1137, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Berkeley County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Landslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Berkeley

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 31,252 (82.4%)
  • Carpooled: 3,589 (9.5%)
  • Bus: 100 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 375 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 67 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 496 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 2,063 (5.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (9%)
  • Jamaica (8%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Peru (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • El Salvador (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Berkeley County


  • American (16%)
  • German (14%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • European (5%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Berkeley County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 355 people in nursing homes
  • 315 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 168 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 110 people in other group homes
  • 93 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 29 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 29 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 28 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Berkeley County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 290 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 181 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 122 people in state prisons
  • 99 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 65 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 49 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 47 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 46 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,068.

6.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
West Virginia average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.83% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($10,881 average AGI)
5.09% relocated from other states ($34,982 average AGI)
Berkeley County:

5.09%
West Virginia average:

2.49%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, WV  1.07% ($41,125 average AGI)
from Washington County, MD  0.77% ($41,846)
from Frederick County, VA  0.56% ($45,887)
from Frederick County, MD  0.34% ($56,257)
from Morgan County, WV  0.26% ($37,248)
from Winchester city, VA  0.21% ($40,298)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.16% ($58,420)


5.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,837 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
West Virginia average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.37% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($10,557 average AGI)
4.33% relocated to other states ($36,280 average AGI)
Berkeley County:

4.33%
West Virginia average:

3.00%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, WV  0.79% ($47,229 average AGI)
to Washington County, MD  0.58% ($40,150)
to Frederick County, VA  0.28% ($49,402)
to Morgan County, WV  0.27% ($32,220)
to Frederick County, MD  0.17% ($54,987)
to Winchester city, VA  0.16% ($33,333)
to Franklin County, PA  0.12% ($48,490)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 5.7

Births per 1000 population in Berkeley County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Berkeley County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Berkeley County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Berkeley County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Berkeley County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Berkeley County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Berkeley County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Berkeley County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Berkeley County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,264 (10,252 aged, 3,012 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,749 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Berkeley County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,348)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,047)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (805)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (772)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (433)
  • Congestive heart failure (432)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (417)
  • Unspecified dementia (358)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (341)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (285)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.24
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,432
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 786
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52,305

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,338
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 836
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 45.1. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 143.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 93.6
  • Other - 50.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 119,171
  • Male householders: 23,150 (6,765 living alone), Female householders: 23,245 (5,645 living alone)
  • 22,984 spouses (22,984 opposite-sex spouses), 4,670 unmarried partners, (4,423 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 30,322 children (28,194 natural, 659 adopted, 1,469 stepchildren), 2,326 grandchildren, 506 brothers or sisters, 1,672 parents, 1,006 foster children, 1,968 other relatives, 6,739 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 583

Size of family households: 13,441 2-persons, 6,034 3-persons, 6,721 4-persons, 2,154 5-persons, 1,189 6-persons, 1,597 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,410 1-person, 2,119 2-persons, 423 3-persons, 48 4-persons, 233 6-persons, 26 7-or-more-persons.

13,461 married couples with children.
7,273 single-parent households (1,522 men, 5,751 women).

94.1% of residents of Berkeley speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $687,747,000 ($7,696 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $51,034,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $233,346,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $64,451,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $854,000
Federal grants: $59,599,000
Federal procurement contracts: $159,310,000 ($24,758,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $170,186,000 ($10,776,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,095,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $126,750,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,028,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 5,906
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,729
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +97
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +15,394
Here:

+165 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Berkeley County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.96 millions of gallons per day (60% from ground, 40% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Berkeley County, West Virginia
  • Year house built in Berkeley County, West Virginia
  • 3,2382014 or later
  • 2,6152010 to 2013
  • 9,9812000 to 2009
  • 10,3881990 to 1999
  • 7,4721980 to 1989
  • 5,3191970 to 1979
  • 1,4801960 to 1969
  • 1,3021950 to 1959
  • 1,1401940 to 1949
  • 7,4051939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Berkeley County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Berkeley County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Berkeley County, West Virginia
  • 761 room
  • 752 rooms
  • 3093 rooms
  • 2,9704 rooms
  • 4,9105 rooms
  • 8,1276 rooms
  • 5,7327 rooms
  • 4,7338 rooms
  • 7,4209+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley County, West Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 7302 rooms
  • 1,6603 rooms
  • 2,7784 rooms
  • 2,9635 rooms
  • 1,8476 rooms
  • 1,3257 rooms
  • 5148 rooms
  • 2269+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Berkeley County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Berkeley County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Berkeley County, West Virginia
  • 76no bedroom
  • 751 bedroom
  • 3,8842 bedrooms
  • 21,0023 bedrooms
  • 6,8994 bedrooms
  • 2,4165+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley County, West Virginia
  • 54no bedroom
  • 2,2191 bedroom
  • 4,0002 bedrooms
  • 4,6693 bedrooms
  • 1,0554 bedrooms
  • 465+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,116no vehicle
  • 7,4971 vehicle
  • 15,2662 vehicles
  • 6,8593 vehicles
  • 2,0254 vehicles
  • 1,5895+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 987no vehicle
  • 4,5721 vehicle
  • 4,0702 vehicles
  • 2,1813 vehicles
  • 2334 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.6% of Berkeley County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 29% lived in West Virginia.

Berkeley County:

86.6%
State average:

88.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 41,288
  • Other state: 71,037
  • Northeast: 12,367
  • Midwest: 5,629
  • South: 50,426
  • West: 2,615
Year householders moved into unit in Berkeley County, WV
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Berkeley County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 67.3%Electricity
  • 10.5%Utility gas
  • 8.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 74.0%Electricity
  • 14.5%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Wood
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 753
Here:

6.1%
West Virginia:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 192
Here:

3.5%
West Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 813
Here:

18.9%
West Virginia:

13.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Berkeley County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $104,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,802,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,977,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,783,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,585,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,330,000
    Financial Administration: $2,273,000
    General - Other: $1,821,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,513,000
    Health - Other: $1,309,000
    Local Fire Protection: $777,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $704,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $320,000
    Public Welfare: $93,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $899,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $219,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $73,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $2,708,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $155,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,707,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,068,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,639,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $860,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $860,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,661,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,890,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $718,000
    Interest Earnings: $70,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $428,000
    Police Protection: $43,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,116,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $717,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $723,000
    General Local Government Support: $473,000
    Other: $329,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,336,000
    Other: $2,997,000
    Other Selective Sales: $779,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $216,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,934,000

Berkeley County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $104,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,802,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,977,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,783,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,585,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,330,000
    Financial Administration: $2,273,000
    General - Other: $1,821,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,513,000
    Health - Other: $1,309,000
    Local Fire Protection: $777,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $704,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $320,000
    Public Welfare: $93,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $899,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $219,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $73,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $2,708,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $155,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,707,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,068,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,639,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $860,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $860,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,661,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,890,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $718,000
    Interest Earnings: $70,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $428,000
    Police Protection: $43,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,116,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $717,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $723,000
    General Local Government Support: $473,000
    Other: $329,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,336,000
    Other: $2,997,000
    Other Selective Sales: $779,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $216,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,934,000

Berkeley County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $104,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,802,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,977,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,783,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,585,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,330,000
    Financial Administration: $2,273,000
    General - Other: $1,821,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,513,000
    Health - Other: $1,309,000
    Local Fire Protection: $777,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $704,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $320,000
    Public Welfare: $93,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $899,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $219,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $73,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $2,708,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $155,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,707,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,068,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,639,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $860,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $860,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,661,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,890,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $718,000
    Interest Earnings: $70,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $428,000
    Police Protection: $43,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,116,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $717,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $723,000
    General Local Government Support: $473,000
    Other: $329,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,336,000
    Other: $2,997,000
    Other Selective Sales: $779,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $216,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,934,000

Berkeley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $104,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,802,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,977,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,783,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,585,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,330,000
    Financial Administration: $2,273,000
    General - Other: $1,821,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,513,000
    Health - Other: $1,309,000
    Local Fire Protection: $777,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $704,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $320,000
    Public Welfare: $93,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $899,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $219,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $73,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $2,708,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $155,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,707,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,068,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,639,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $860,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $860,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,661,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,890,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $718,000
    Interest Earnings: $70,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $428,000
    Police Protection: $43,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,116,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $717,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $723,000
    General Local Government Support: $473,000
    Other: $329,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,336,000
    Other: $2,997,000
    Other Selective Sales: $779,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $216,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,934,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,732
  • Number of aged recipients: 116
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,616
  • Number of recipients under 18: 320
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,148
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 264
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 632
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 749
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED968$161,925546$134,9102,101$173,307232$59,8236$757,833282$126,989106$74,189
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED30$164,10049$127,163165$171,98223$81,5650$016$115,87520$57,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED144$160,826177$111,3501,050$180,899159$68,1384$411,25084$128,381132$62,856
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN91$171,96746$150,478649$193,59329$90,9660$030$150,60012$95,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS23$139,21713$139,077142$185,4154$82,2500$07$184,0008$108,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED34$192,20643$210,7443$246,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$248,11118$220,2221$127,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$180,00016$212,8131$146,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$137,0006$120,8331$190,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$291,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Berkeley, WV
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Berkeley, WV - Value
Most common first names in Berkeley County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John44972.4 years
Mary43478.0 years
Charles43271.5 years
William39472.7 years
James36169.7 years
Robert32870.9 years
George22073.6 years
Harry18674.2 years
Margaret15777.1 years
Paul15470.2 years
Most common last names in Berkeley County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller24274.3 years
Smith11972.1 years
Myers11773.4 years
Johnson11570.5 years
Brown11173.2 years
Butts9473.8 years
Mason8175.1 years
Davis7173.2 years
Grove6574.9 years
Jones6271.1 years
Businesses in Berkeley County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven8Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T4Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts4Lowe's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Arby's2McDonald's5
AutoZone2Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1Nike2
Bed Bath & Beyond1OfficeMax1
Blockbuster1Outback1
Burger King4Outback Steakhouse1
CVS2Papa John's Pizza1
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut3
Comfort Suites1Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack1
DHL1Rite Aid2
Dairy Queen3Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Deb1Rue211
Domino's Pizza4Sears3
Dunkin Donuts1Sprint Nextel4
FedEx12Staples1
Finish Line1Starbucks1
Ford1Subway11
GNC3T-Mobile2
GameStop3T.J.Maxx1
Goodwill1Taco Bell1
H&R Block3Target1
Hilton2Toyota1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul7
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular4
Jones New York1UPS10
KFC2Waffle House3
Kmart1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy2Walmart2
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1

Berkeley County on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"