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Harrison County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2019: 67,256 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 68,652 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,457
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,644
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,835
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,432 (it was 7,032 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

27%

Land area: 416 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 162 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Harrison County: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.0%), Manufacturing (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Harrison County, WV (2019)
    • 63,10691.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,3712.0%Two or more races
    • 1,0611.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,0331.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3890.6%Asian alone
    • 150.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 140.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.0 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Males: 32,669  (48.6%)
Females: 34,587  (51.4%)
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Average household size:
Harrison County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,314 ($30,562 in 1999)
This county:

$54,314
West Virginia:

$48,850

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $611 (lower quartile is $422, upper quartile is $809)
This county:

$611
State:

$551


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $123,900 (it was $64,700 in 2000)
Harrison:

$123,900
West Virginia:

$124,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,800 - $212,100
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $948
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $342

Institutionalized population: 559

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 39
  • Burglaries: 107
  • Thefts: 203
  • Auto thefts: 40

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 48
  • Burglaries: 125
  • Thefts: 219
  • Auto thefts: 29
Harrison County, WV map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 117 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 1998: 179 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 1999: 156 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2000: 119 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 2001: 87 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2002: 169 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2003: 125 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2004: 150 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 2005: 141 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2006: 135 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2007: 121 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2008: 92 buildings, average cost: $206,900
  • 2009: 58 buildings, average cost: $209,600
  • 2010: 116 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2011: 55 buildings, average cost: $186,200
  • 2012: 132 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2013: 58 buildings, average cost: $194,700
  • 2014: 81 buildings, average cost: $226,900
  • 2015: 73 buildings, average cost: $207,100
  • 2016: 126 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2017: 66 buildings, average cost: $193,500
  • 2018: 59 buildings, average cost: $285,900
  • 2019: 47 buildings, average cost: $184,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Harrison, WV residents
Average permit cost in Harrison, WV
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $891 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $627 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Harrison, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Harrison, WV in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Harrison, WV in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.3%
Harrison County:

8.3%
West Virginia:

16.0%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 73.2% for American Indian residents, 7.1% for other race residents, 48.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.0 years old
(Males: 39.5 years old, Females: 44.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.7 years old, Black residents: 18.4 years old, American Indian residents: 43.7 years old, Asian residents: 36.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.6 years old, Other race residents: 30.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Harrison County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $475 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $595 a month.

Cities in this county include: Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Shinnston, Salem, Stonewood, Nutter Fort, Despard, Enterprise, Lumberport, Anmoore.

Harrison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Reservoir: Cacapon State Park Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Mountain Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Arapahoe County, Colorado , Athens County, Ohio , Calhoun County , Boone County, Missouri , Grand County, Utah , Gilmer County , Clermont County, Ohio , Shelby County, Indiana .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
West Virginia:

5.7%

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

Current college students: 2,738
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 984 (60.8% naturalized citizens)

Harrison County:

1.5%
Whole state:

1.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1312010 or later
  • 1772000 to 2009
  • 741990 to 1999
  • 1681980 to 1989
  • 1691970 to 1979
  • 192Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.6%

Harrison County marital status for males Harrison County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,782
  • One, attached: 529
  • Two: 1,581
  • 3 or 4: 373
  • 5 to 9: 998
  • 10 to 19: 333
  • 20 to 49: 807
  • 50 or more: 423
  • Mobile homes: 1,963
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Housing units in Harrison County with a mortgage: 9,681 (41 second mortgage, 1,054 home equity loan, 34 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,943

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

46.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Harrison County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,44293
Catholic8,6477
Evangelical Protestant8,40651
Other1,0694
Black Protestant1922
Orthodox1101
None34,233-
Harrison 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: 13
Harrison County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Harrison County:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 55
This county:

8.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Harrison County:

14.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Harrison County:

32.7%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Harrison County:

Average size of farms: 150 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $6,419
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $47.45
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.99%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 80.84%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $6,975
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.26%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $20,646
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.00
Vegetables: 13 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 16 acres

Earthquake activity:

Harrison County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 36% 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 161.6 miles away from Harrison 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 151.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 165.1 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 208.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 199.4 miles away from Harrison County center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 158.7 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 Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 14, 2018 - February 20, 2018, FEMA Id: 4359, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: July 28, 2017 - July 29, 2017, FEMA Id: 4331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 15, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4210: March 31, 2015, FEMA Id: 4210, Natural disaster type: Winter 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 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 Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: February 29, 2012 to March 05, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4059: March 16, 2012, FEMA Id: 4059, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 03, 2008 to June 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1769: June 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 1769, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • 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
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Harrison County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Landslides: 7, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Harrison

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 32,502 (83.3%)
  • Carpooled: 3,787 (9.7%)
  • Bus: 174 (0.4%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 9 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 614 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 13 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 769 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,147 (2.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

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


  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (14%)
  • India (8%)
  • Pakistan (7%)
  • England (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Syria (6%)
  • Bangladesh (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Harrison County


  • American (26%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (11%)
  • Italian (11%)
  • English (8%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

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

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

  • 543 people in nursing homes
  • 350 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 83 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 54 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 53 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 43 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 34 people in other group homes
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 12 people in halfway houses
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 485 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 105 people in college/university student housing
  • 71 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 61 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 45 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 44 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 23 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $63,410.

4.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
West Virginia average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.25% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($29,288 average AGI)
1.62% relocated from other states ($17,720 average AGI)
Harrison County:

1.62%
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 Marion County, WV  0.71% ($43,466 average AGI)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.41% ($49,909)
from Taylor County, WV  0.36% ($44,495)
from Lewis County, WV  0.33% ($38,000)
from Doddridge County, WV  0.23% ($34,787)
from Barbour County, WV  0.14% ($32,351)
from Upshur County, WV  0.14% ($41,649)


5.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
West Virginia average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.05% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($26,713 average AGI)
2.18% relocated to other states ($26,147 average AGI)
Harrison County:

2.18%
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 Marion County, WV  0.78% ($37,725 average AGI)
to Taylor County, WV  0.38% ($47,559)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.36% ($49,219)
to Doddridge County, WV  0.27% ($46,110)
to Lewis County, WV  0.20% ($59,630)
to Upshur County, WV  0.18% ($38,333)
to Wood County, WV  0.10% ($31,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Harrison County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Harrison County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Harrison County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Harrison County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Harrison County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Harrison County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Harrison County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Harrison County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Harrison County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,132 (10,971 aged, 3,161 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,315 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,222)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,173)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,024)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,024)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (703)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (591)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (560)
  • Unspecified dementia (338)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (283)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (279)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.93
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 27,368
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 684
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 61,185

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,283
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,230
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 107

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 56.7. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 142.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 102.9
  • Other - 39.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 67,256
  • Male householders: 15,074 (3,227 living alone), Female householders: 10,831 (3,542 living alone)
  • 13,587 spouses (13,587 opposite-sex spouses), 1,162 unmarried partners, (795 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 18,301 children (16,429 natural, 685 adopted, 1,187 stepchildren), 2,963 grandchildren, 198 brothers or sisters, 556 parents, 0 foster children, 670 other relatives, 2,743 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,171

Size of family households: 8,841 2-persons, 4,408 3-persons, 2,533 4-persons, 1,225 5-persons, 384 6-persons, 173 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,769 1-person, 1,572 2-persons.

8,982 married couples with children.
2,639 single-parent households (990 men, 1,649 women).

98.5% of residents of Harrison speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (97% speak English very well, 3% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $603,332,000 ($8,833 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $22,615,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $225,182,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $111,402,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $758,000
Federal grants: $90,266,000
Federal procurement contracts: $35,454,000 ($6,584,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $140,270,000 ($8,341,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,724,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,672,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,059,000

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

Births: 4,133
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,657
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +259
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +51
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Harrison County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.09 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.7

Year house built in Harrison County, West Virginia
  • Year house built in Harrison County, West Virginia
  • 8852014 or later
  • 5902010 to 2013
  • 1,7492000 to 2009
  • 2,5741990 to 1999
  • 3,4771980 to 1989
  • 3,3601970 to 1979
  • 3,5941960 to 1969
  • 3,1771950 to 1959
  • 3,4401940 to 1949
  • 8,9641939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Harrison County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Harrison County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Harrison County, West Virginia
  • 1291 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 763 rooms
  • 1,2734 rooms
  • 4,7135 rooms
  • 4,8506 rooms
  • 3,3847 rooms
  • 2,2758 rooms
  • 2,9249+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harrison County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harrison County, West Virginia
  • 1,2591 room
  • 2372 rooms
  • 7313 rooms
  • 5954 rooms
  • 1,5775 rooms
  • 8886 rooms
  • 3017 rooms
  • 3968 rooms
  • 2979+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Harrison County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Harrison County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Harrison County, West Virginia
  • 129no bedroom
  • 5641 bedroom
  • 4,7952 bedrooms
  • 10,3703 bedrooms
  • 2,9824 bedrooms
  • 7845+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harrison County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harrison County, West Virginia
  • 1,297no bedroom
  • 8331 bedroom
  • 2,2932 bedrooms
  • 1,2103 bedrooms
  • 5184 bedrooms
  • 1305+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Harrison County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Harrison County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Harrison County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 915no vehicle
  • 5,1671 vehicle
  • 7,5882 vehicles
  • 4,1423 vehicles
  • 1,5024 vehicles
  • 3105+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Harrison County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Harrison County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 872no vehicle
  • 3,1851 vehicle
  • 1,8862 vehicles
  • 813 vehicles
  • 2574 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.0% of Harrison County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in West Virginia.

Harrison County:

86.0%
State average:

88.3%

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

  • This state: 53,800
  • Other state: 12,128
  • Northeast: 3,490
  • Midwest: 1,780
  • South: 6,137
  • West: 721
Year householders moved into unit in Harrison County, WV
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Harrison County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 78.9%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 65.4%Utility gas
  • 30.8%Electricity
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 281
Here:

4.3%
West Virginia:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 166
Here:

5.3%
West Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 340
Here:

18.4%
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

Harrison County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,048,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,493,000
    Parking Facilities: $13,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,994,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,672,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,160,000
    General - Other: $2,555,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,442,000
    Financial Administration: $2,378,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,963,000
    Health - Other: $1,261,000
    Parks and Recreation: $627,000
    Corrections - Other: $503,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $182,000
    General Local Government Support: $182,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,356,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $26,000
    Health and Hospitals: $25,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,693,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,006,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $23,554,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,760,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,794,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $687,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,296,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,270,000
    Interest Earnings: $146,000
    Royalties: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $878,000
    Police Protection: $191,000
    General - Other: $185,000
    General Public Building: $162,000
    Local Fire Protection: $120,000
    Financial Administration: $77,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $44,000
    Corrections - Other: $9,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,637,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,739,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,547,000
    Health and Hospitals: $720,000
    Other: $331,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,913,000
    Other: $1,578,000
    Other License: $151,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $8,000

Harrison County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,048,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,493,000
    Parking Facilities: $13,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,994,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,672,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,160,000
    General - Other: $2,555,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,442,000
    Financial Administration: $2,378,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,963,000
    Health - Other: $1,261,000
    Parks and Recreation: $627,000
    Corrections - Other: $503,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $182,000
    General Local Government Support: $182,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,356,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $26,000
    Health and Hospitals: $25,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,693,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,006,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $23,554,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,760,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,794,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $687,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,296,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,270,000
    Interest Earnings: $146,000
    Royalties: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $878,000
    Police Protection: $191,000
    General - Other: $185,000
    General Public Building: $162,000
    Local Fire Protection: $120,000
    Financial Administration: $77,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $44,000
    Corrections - Other: $9,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,637,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,739,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,547,000
    Health and Hospitals: $720,000
    Other: $331,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,913,000
    Other: $1,578,000
    Other License: $151,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $8,000

Harrison County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,048,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,493,000
    Parking Facilities: $13,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,994,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,672,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,160,000
    General - Other: $2,555,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,442,000
    Financial Administration: $2,378,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,963,000
    Health - Other: $1,261,000
    Parks and Recreation: $627,000
    Corrections - Other: $503,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $182,000
    General Local Government Support: $182,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,356,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $26,000
    Health and Hospitals: $25,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,693,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,006,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $23,554,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,760,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,794,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $687,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,296,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,270,000
    Interest Earnings: $146,000
    Royalties: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $878,000
    Police Protection: $191,000
    General - Other: $185,000
    General Public Building: $162,000
    Local Fire Protection: $120,000
    Financial Administration: $77,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $44,000
    Corrections - Other: $9,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,637,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,739,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,547,000
    Health and Hospitals: $720,000
    Other: $331,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,913,000
    Other: $1,578,000
    Other License: $151,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $8,000

Harrison County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,048,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,493,000
    Parking Facilities: $13,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,994,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,672,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,160,000
    General - Other: $2,555,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,442,000
    Financial Administration: $2,378,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,963,000
    Health - Other: $1,261,000
    Parks and Recreation: $627,000
    Corrections - Other: $503,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $182,000
    General Local Government Support: $182,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,356,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $26,000
    Health and Hospitals: $25,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,693,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,006,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $23,554,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,760,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,794,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $687,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,296,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,270,000
    Interest Earnings: $146,000
    Royalties: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $878,000
    Police Protection: $191,000
    General - Other: $185,000
    General Public Building: $162,000
    Local Fire Protection: $120,000
    Financial Administration: $77,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $44,000
    Corrections - Other: $9,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,637,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,739,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,547,000
    Health and Hospitals: $720,000
    Other: $331,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,913,000
    Other: $1,578,000
    Other License: $151,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $8,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,003
  • Number of aged recipients: 127
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,876
  • Number of recipients under 18: 471
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,189
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 343
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 965
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,328
Most common first names in Harrison County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary87078.5 years
John74874.8 years
James65371.9 years
William61274.3 years
Charles53173.7 years
Robert45569.6 years
George27576.1 years
Joseph25874.1 years
Margaret23279.3 years
Frank22975.0 years
Most common last names in Harrison County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis34378.2 years
Smith28577.5 years
Williams19974.4 years
Swiger17073.5 years
Martin16877.2 years
Moore15975.1 years
Miller12875.9 years
Jones12675.8 years
Brown12578.6 years
Robinson12277.8 years
Businesses in Harrison County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5Lowe's1
ALDI1Marshalls1
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets3
Ace Hardware1McDonald's5
Advance Auto Parts3Microtel1
Aeropostale1Motherhood Maternity1
American Eagle Outfitters1New Balance1
Applebee's1Nike4
Arby's1Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Best Western1Outback1
Blockbuster1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King3Pac Sun1
CVS1Panera Bread1
Carson Pirie Scott1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A2Payless1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
DHL1RadioShack2
Dairy Queen5Rite Aid4
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dennys1Rue211
Domino's Pizza3Ryan's Grill1
Dunkin Donuts1Sam's Club1
Fashion Bug1Sears3
FedEx7Shoe Carnival1
Finish Line1Sleep Inn1
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
GNC4Sprint Nextel1
GameStop3Staples1
Gap1Starbucks1
Goodwill1Subaru1
H&R Block3Subway10
Hardee's1Super 81
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Target1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us1
Honda1Travelodge1
Hot Topic1True Value1
Hyundai1U-Haul5
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular4
Jones New York1UPS15
Journeys1Vans1
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC1Volkswagen1
Kmart1Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
Kroger2Wendy's2
Lane Furniture3Wet Seal1
Little Caesars Pizza2YMCA1
Long John Silver's2

Harrison County on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"