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Doddridge County, West Virginia (WV)


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County population in 2012: 8,178 (all rural); it was 7,403 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,070
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,437
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,312
Renter-occupied apartments: 592 (it was 533 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

27%

Land area: 320 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 25 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Doddridge County: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.2%), Construction (15.4%), Public administration (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Doddridge County, West Virginia:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years

Males: 4,391  (45.5%)
Females: 3,811  (54.5%)

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Doddridge County,WV real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Doddridge County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,713 ($26,744 in 1999)
This county:

$33713
West Virginia:

$37435

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $348 (lower quartile is $246, upper quartile is $431)
This county:

$348
State:

$415


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,993 (it was $55,700 in 2000)
Doddridge County:

$75,993
West Virginia:

$94,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,000 - $124,226

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $111,843
Here:

$111,843
State:

$134,377

Townhouses or other attached units: $222,961
Here:

$222,961
State:

$154,643

Mobile homes: $49,581
Here:

$49,581
State:

$32,459
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $704
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $226

Institutionalized population: 710

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $504 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $259 (0.4%)


Doddridge County household income distribution in 2009 Doddridge County home values distribution


Doddridge County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 24.4%
(24.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 28.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 56 years old, Asian residents: 50 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 41 years old, Other race residents: 41 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

19.8%
Whole state:

17.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.3%
Whole state:

7.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Doddridge County is $405 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $478 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $576 a month.

Cities in this county include: West Union.


Click to draw/clear Doddridge County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Doddridge County: Camp (A), Bancs Volunteer Fire Department (B), Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department (C), McClellan Volunteer Fire Department (D), Smithburg Volunteer Fire Department (E), West Virginia Industrial Home for Youth Library (F), North Central Regional Jail (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Doddridge County include: Victory Baptist Church (A), Vermont Baptist Church (B), Hurst Chapel United Methodist Church (C), Indian Fork Baptist Church (D), Union Mission Church (E), Kates Chapel (F), Knights Chapel (G), Liberty Baptist Church (H), South Branch Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Duckworth Cemetery (1), Freeman Cemetery (2), Keys Cemetery (3), Underwood Cemetery (4), Childers Cemetery (5), Hart Cemetery (6), Fleming Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Crystal Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Traugh Fork (A), Trap Run (B), Toms Fork (C), Taylor Drain (D), Tarkiln Run (E), Talkington Fork (F), Sycamore Fork (G), Sugarcamp Run (H), Sugar Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Gilmer County , Harrison County , Lewis County , Ritchie County , Tyler County , Wetzel County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 155
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 43 (63% naturalized citizens)

Doddridge County:

0.6%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 31.1%

Doddridge County marital status for males
Doddridge County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Doddridge County with a mortgage: 548 (14 second mortgage, 20 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 486

Here:

53.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.09%
Here33.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,450
Total congregations: 31

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of God
Adherents907 (37.0%)511 (20.9%)408 (16.7%)151 (6.2%)89 (3.6%)
Congregations14 (45.2%)3 (9.7%)4 (12.9%)1 (3.2%)1 (3.2%)
NameSouthern Baptist Convention The Wesleyan ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents81 (3.3%)77 (3.1%)74 (3.0%)73 (3.0%)79 (3.2%)
Congregations1 (3.2%)1 (3.2%)1 (3.2%)2 (6.5%)3 (9.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Doddridge County - West Union

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Doddridge County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.9%
West Virginia:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Doddridge County:

10.5%
State:

13.1%


Agriculture in Doddridge County:

Average size of farms: 208 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $3,241
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $35.11
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 75.20%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $5,352
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.99%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $14,817
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.50
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.23%
Corn for grain: 10 harvested acres
Vegetables: 12 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 43 acres

Tornado activity:

Doddridge County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 1.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/1/1986, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Doddridge County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Doddridge County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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




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





Doddridge County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,914 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 442 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (1%)
  • Walked: 82 (3%)
  • Other means: 36 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 79 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


109 people in unknown juvenile institutions

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $34,711.

6.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
West Virginia average:

5.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.33% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($17,504 average AGI)
2.46% relocated from other states ($11,257 average AGI)
Doddridge County:

2.46%
West Virginia average:

3.05%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Harrison County, WV  1.92% ($28,281 average AGI)


6.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
West Virginia average:

5.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.46% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($21,638 average AGI)
1.50% relocated to other states ($5,181 average AGI)
Doddridge County:

1.50%
West Virginia average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Harrison County, WV  2.34% ($26,718 average AGI)
to Ritchie County, WV  0.84% ($30,857)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Births per 1000 population in Doddridge County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Doddridge County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Doddridge County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 965 (784 aged, 181 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1163.720
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1257.360

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 13.38

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.38

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,480

Size of family households: 1,087 2-persons, 460 3-persons, 380 4-persons, 166 5-persons, 49 6-persons, 27 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 808 1-person, 108 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.2% of residents of Doddridge County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (51% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $37,903,000 ($5110 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $891,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $16,558,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,010,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,000
Federal grants: $11,109,000
Federal procurement contracts: $215,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,005,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $148,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $584,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,225,000

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

Births: 365
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 440
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +159
Here:

+21 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Doddridge County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.12 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.5

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Doddridge County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 46
  • 4 rooms: 282
  • 5 rooms: 585
  • 6 rooms: 527
  • 7 rooms: 426
  • 8 rooms: 251
  • 9+ rooms: 180
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 28
  • 4 rooms: 120
  • 5 rooms: 142
  • 6 rooms: 73
  • 7 rooms: 85
  • 8 rooms: 32
  • 9+ rooms: 31
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Doddridge County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 74
  • 2 bedrooms: 683
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,115
  • 4 bedrooms: 359
  • 5+ bedrooms: 73
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 61
  • 2 bedrooms: 196
  • 3 bedrooms: 203
  • 4 bedrooms: 46
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Doddridge County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 167
  • 1 vehicle: 719
  • 2 vehicles: 974
  • 3 vehicles: 328
  • 4 vehicles: 87
  • 5+ vehicles: 37
  • no vehicle: 72
  • 1 vehicle: 271
  • 2 vehicles: 146
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

69% of Doddridge County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in West Virginia.

Doddridge County:

68.9%
State average:

63.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 11%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Doddridge County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (77.9%)
  • Electricity (7.7%)
  • Wood (6.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.9%)
  • Other fuel (2.6%)
  • Utility gas (82.6%)
  • Electricity (12.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Wood (1.3%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 31
Here:

3.5%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

5.8%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
Here:

13.8%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Doddridge County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Doddridge County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Doddridge County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Doddridge County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Doddridge County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Doddridge County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3679.1 years
James3272.6 years
William3275.3 years
John2980.9 years
Charles2475.3 years
Robert2267.8 years
Paul1474.9 years
Betty1269.4 years
Clarence1276.5 years
Ruth1274.3 years
Most common last names in Doddridge County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4480.0 years
Davis2675.4 years
Williams2078.0 years
Doak1980.3 years
Mckinney1981.9 years
Underwood1978.6 years
Knight1680.3 years
Leggett1573.6 years
Dotson1569.9 years
Cottrill1481.6 years

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