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. 2013 cost of living index in Doddridge County: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (25.3%), Educational, health and social services (20.1%), Wholesale trade (16.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.5%), Public administration (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 20%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 59%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Doddridge County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.5%)
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 2013: $34,995 ($26,744 in 1999)

This county:

$34995
West Virginia:

$41253

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $403 (lower quartile is $286, upper quartile is $486)
This county:

$403
State:

$461


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,551 (it was $55,700 in 2000)
Doddridge:

$84,551
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,957 - $134,628
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $804
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $221

Institutionalized population: 710
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $582 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $440 (0.6%)

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 2013: 15.5%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 95.2% for American Indian residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.1%
Doddridge County:

16.1%
West Virginia:

18.5%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 95.2% for American Indian residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 53 years old)

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.

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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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1965 to 1969: 28

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Doddridge County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,16315
Evangelical Protestant96311
Catholic401
Other1-
None6,035-
Doddridge 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: 1
Doddridge County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Doddridge County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Doddridge County:

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Doddridge County:

30.9%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 below West Virginia state average. It is 6347923.9 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 near West Virginia state average. It is 82% 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 153.9 miles away from Doddridge 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 189.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 162.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 187.8 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.3 miles away from Doddridge County center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 158.0 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:


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: 7, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Yugoslavia (30%)
  • Japan (23%)
  • Korea (23%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (12%)

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

  • United States or American (25%)
  • Irish (18%)
  • German (14%)
  • English (14%)
  • Dutch (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

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:

  • 567 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 143 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,437.

7.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,993 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.10% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($19,367 average AGI)
2.55% relocated from other states ($13,626 average AGI)
Doddridge County:

2.55%
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 Harrison County, WV  2.50% ($27,479 average AGI)
from Ritchie County, WV  0.68% ($18,923)
from Marion County, WV  0.52% ($31,000)


6.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.06% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($20,557 average AGI)
1.37% relocated to other states ($6,336 average AGI)
Doddridge County:

1.37%
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 Harrison County, WV  2.37% ($27,311 average AGI)
to Ritchie County, WV  0.84% ($26,125)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 9.4

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.

1,248 married couples with children.
361 single-parent households (107 men, 254 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 52
  • 2000 to 2004: 324
  • 1990 to 1999: 374
  • 1980 to 1989: 471
  • 1970 to 1979: 780
  • 1960 to 1969: 280
  • 1950 to 1959: 278
  • 1940 to 1949: 187
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,185
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Doddridge County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $237,000
  • Current Operations - Health Services - Other: $450,000
    Financial Administration: $310,000
    Central Staff Services: $175,000
    Police Protection: $144,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $141,000
    General Public Buildings: $51,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $22,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Judicial: $4,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $608,000

Doddridge County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $64,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $72,000
    Rents: $20,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $186,000
    Health & Hospitals: $162,000
  • Tax - Property: $851,000
    NEC: $1,000

Doddridge County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $414,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Doddridge County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Doddridge County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

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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