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:
Land area: 320 sq. mi. Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 25 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
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
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.
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:
West Virginia Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1903): April 23, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1903, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 3, 2008 to June 7, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1769): June 19, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1769, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3221): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: November 11, 2003 to November 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1500): November 21, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1500, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
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: FEMA-DR-1474, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
West Virginia Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2001 to September 4, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1378): June 3, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1378, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
West Virginia West Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 18, 2000 to February 22, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1319): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1319, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 26, 1998 to July 27, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1229): July 1, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1229, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
West Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1084): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-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: FEMA-EM-3109, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
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:
In family households: 6,396 (1,652 male householders, 517 female householders)
1,725 spouses, 1,946 children (1,701 natural, 78 adopted, 167 stepchildren), 187 grandchildren, 44 brothers or sisters, 49 parents, 56 other relatives, 164 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,084 (506 male householders (427 living alone)), 424 female householders (381 living alone)), 154 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 722 (710 institutionalized population)
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.
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:
49 per 1000 residents
60 per 1000 residents
59 per 1000 residents
61 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+2 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +159
+21 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 28
2000 to 2004: 170
1990 to 1999: 540
1980 to 1989: 636
1970 to 1979: 687
1960 to 1969: 129
1950 to 1959: 161
1940 to 1949: 222
1939 or earlier: 1,236
Rooms in houses/apartments in Doddridge County, West Virginia
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 5945
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