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Brooke County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2014: 23,530 (58% urban, 42% rural); it was 25,447 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,049
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,534
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,966
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,437 (it was 2,430 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

27%

Land area: 89 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 265 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brooke County: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (22.9%), Retail trade (18.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Brooke County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.7%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 11,410  (48.5%)
Females: 12,120  (51.5%)
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Brooke County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Brooke County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $46,511 ($32,981 in 1999)

This county:

$46,511
West Virginia:

$42,019

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $434 (lower quartile is $339, upper quartile is $512)
This county:

$434
State:

$512


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $93,417 (it was $64,700 in 2000)
Brooke:

$93,417
West Virginia:

$112,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,572 - $150,131
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $928
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $314

Institutionalized population: 141

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 28
  • Burglaries: 31
  • Thefts: 71
  • Auto thefts: 9
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $185,300
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $171,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $612 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $503 (0.6%)

Brooke County household income distribution in 2009 Brooke County home values distribution Brooke County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.1%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Black residents, 35.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 61.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.1%
Brooke County:

13.1%
West Virginia:

17.9%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.5% for Black residents, 32.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 50.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 46 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 70 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 74 years old)

Area name: Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brooke County is $408 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $628 a month.

Cities in this county include: Follansbee, Hooverson Heights, Wellsburg, Bethany, Beech Bottom, Windsor Heights.

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

2012 air pollution in Brooke County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.391 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 17.1 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.005 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Clark County, Ohio , Utah County, Utah , Daviess County, Missouri , Jay County, Indiana , Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania , Mercer County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,611
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 288 (77% naturalized citizens)

Brooke County:

1.1%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 15
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1985 to 1989: 14
  • 1980 to 1984: 8
  • 1975 to 1979: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1965 to 1969: 209
Note: State values scaled to Brooke County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.1%

Brooke County marital status for males Brooke County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,534
  • One, attached: 202
  • Two: 323
  • 3 or 4: 352
  • 5 to 9: 237
  • 10 to 19: 241
  • 20 or more: 361
  • Mobile homes: 876
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 24

Housing units in Brooke County with a mortgage: 3,371 (343 second mortgage, 449 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,432

Here:

49.6% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Brooke County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,9403
Evangelical Protestant2,91824
Mainline Protestant2,44816
Other2372
Black Protestant351
None15,491-
Brooke 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: 7
Brooke County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This county:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Brooke County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Brooke County:

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Brooke County:

30.2%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Brooke County:

Average size of farms: 141 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,429
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $57.85
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 74.40%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $7,386
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.27%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.16%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,948
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.86%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.80
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.76%
Corn for grain: 121 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 11 acres

Earthquake activity:

Brooke County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from Brooke County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 230.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.4 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 199.7 miles away from Brooke County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 230.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 08, 2015 to April 11, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4220: May 18, 2015, FEMA Id: 4220, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • 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 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: January 04, 2005 to January 25, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1574: February 01, 2005, FEMA Id: 1574, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • 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 Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 02, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1096: January 25, 1996, FEMA Id: 1096, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • West Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1084: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1084, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • West Virginia Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3109: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3109, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Brooke County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Italy (47%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Other Western Africa (6%)
  • Greece (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Brooke County (%):

  • Italian (20%)
  • German (18%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)

Brooke County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,124 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 853 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 414 (4%)
  • Other means: 68 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 159 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 585 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 214 people in nursing homes
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 700 people in college/university student housing
  • 132 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,133.

4.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.65% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($11,452 average AGI)
2.63% relocated from other states ($20,079 average AGI)
Brooke County:

2.63%
West Virginia average:

2.69%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hancock County, WV  0.83% ($28,355 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, OH  0.55% ($22,020)
from Ohio County, WV  0.41% ($30,526)
from Washington County, PA  0.29% ($33,074)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.22% ($53,400)
from Belmont County, OH  0.20% ($31,444)
from Marshall County, WV  0.14% ($39,154)


4.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.79% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($11,572 average AGI)
2.65% relocated to other states ($18,860 average AGI)
Brooke County:

2.65%
West Virginia average:

2.66%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hancock County, WV  0.85% ($27,885 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, OH  0.61% ($24,018)
to Ohio County, WV  0.41% ($36,158)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.29% ($28,667)
to Washington County, PA  0.19% ($27,235)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.16% ($22,867)
to Belmont County, OH  0.14% ($41,538)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Births per 1000 population in Brooke County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Brooke County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Brooke County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brooke County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brooke County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,929 (4,073 aged, 856 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 454 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Brooke County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (589)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (358)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (271)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (210)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (194)
  • Congestive heart failure (171)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (167)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (124)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (120)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (115)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.03
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,753
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 960
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 123,534

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,012
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,403
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 126.8. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,197
  • In family households: 19,262 (4,869 male householders, 1,767 female householders)
    5,079 spouses, 6,018 children (5,522 natural, 158 adopted, 338 stepchildren), 474 grandchildren, 156 brothers or sisters, 181 parents, 127 other relatives, 456 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,935 (1,497 male householders (1,239 living alone)), 1,887 female householders (1,688 living alone)), 551 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 872 (141 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,326 2-persons, 1,538 3-persons, 1,136 4-persons, 443 5-persons, 141 6-persons, 52 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,927 1-person, 396 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

3,706 married couples with children.
1,041 single-parent households (237 men, 804 women).

96.2% of residents of Brooke County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $152,736,000 ($6,162 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,777,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $87,518,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $39,708,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $85,000
Federal grants: $21,515,000
Federal procurement contracts: $725,000 ($14,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,185,000 ($601,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $6,775,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,767,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,298,000

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

Births: 1,224
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,698
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -433
Here -18 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Brooke County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.86 millions of gallons per day (96% from ground, 4% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 137
  • 2000 to 2009: 386
  • 1990 to 1999: 794
  • 1980 to 1989: 857
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,622
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,778
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,785
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,156
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,387
Note: State values scaled to Brooke population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Brooke County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Brooke County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 66
  • 4 rooms: 858
  • 5 rooms: 2,235
  • 6 rooms: 2,252
  • 7 rooms: 1,209
  • 8 rooms: 719
  • 9+ rooms: 596
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 166
  • 3 rooms: 428
  • 4 rooms: 771
  • 5 rooms: 429
  • 6 rooms: 356
  • 7 rooms: 136
  • 8 rooms: 62
  • 9+ rooms: 56
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Brooke County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Brooke County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 235
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,048
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,435
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,123
  • 5+ bedrooms: 125
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 746
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,042
  • 3 bedrooms: 498
  • 4 bedrooms: 101
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Brooke County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Brooke County population
  • no vehicle: 394
  • 1 vehicle: 2,463
  • 2 vehicles: 3,480
  • 3 vehicles: 1,267
  • 4 vehicles: 249
  • 5+ vehicles: 113
  • no vehicle: 505
  • 1 vehicle: 1,334
  • 2 vehicles: 506
  • 3 vehicles: 73
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

69% of Brooke County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in West Virginia.

Brooke County:

69.0%
State average:

63.6%

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

  • This state: 15,611
  • Northeast: 2,527
  • Midwest: 5,835
  • South: 808
  • West: 303

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Brooke County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (68.3%)
  • Electricity (14.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.0%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Utility gas (53.4%)
  • Electricity (39.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Wood (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 121
Here:

5.0%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 69
Here:

5.5%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 722
Here:

49.7%
West Virginia:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Brooke County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,439,000
    Financial Administration: $1,243,000
    Local Fire Protection: $976,000
    General - Other: $858,000
    Central Staff Services: $810,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $769,000
    Health - Other: $594,000
    General Public Buildings: $360,000
    Parks and Recreation: $187,000
    Corrections - Other: $58,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $32,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,653,000

Brooke County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,664,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $941,000
    Interest Earnings: $67,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $59,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $700,000
    Health and Hospitals: $495,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,335,000
    NEC: $224,000
    Other License: $6,000

Brooke County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,885,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,081,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $804,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $194,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $185,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $72,000

Brooke County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $255,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,684,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $804,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 542
  • Number of aged recipients: 21
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 521
  • Number of recipients under 18: 73
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 406
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 63
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 161
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 253
Brooke County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Brooke County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Brooke County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary29779.3 years
John29375.3 years
William21372.8 years
Charles17371.7 years
James14873.8 years
George11975.0 years
Joseph11775.0 years
Robert11569.1 years
Helen11278.5 years
Margaret10280.0 years
Most common last names in Brooke County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11274.8 years
Miller6874.1 years
Williams4773.3 years
Wilson4472.0 years
Jones3677.5 years
White3475.3 years
Johnson3274.5 years
Taylor3174.1 years
Adams2869.5 years
Brown2871.5 years
Businesses in Brooke County, WV
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Curves1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid2
FedEx2Subway2
Ford1True Value1
GNC1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS1
Kroger1Wendy's1

Brooke County on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"