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Harrison County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2014: 68,761 (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: 165 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Harrison County: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 43%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Harrison County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.3%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 33,483  (48.7%)
Females: 35,278  (51.3%)
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Harrison County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Harrison County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,698 ($30,562 in 1999)

This county:

$41698
West Virginia:

$41253

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $478 (lower quartile is $359, upper quartile is $615)
This county:

$478
State:

$461


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $96,700 (it was $64,700 in 2000)
Harrison:

$96,700
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,800 - $172,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $886
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $309

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $663 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $502 (0.6%)

Harrison County household income distribution in 2009 Harrison County home values distribution Harrison County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.7%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.9% for Black residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.1% for American Indian residents, 26.4% for other race residents, 18.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.7%
Harrison County:

15.7%
West Virginia:

18.5%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.1% for Black residents, 35.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.1% for American Indian residents, 26.4% for other race residents, 19.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 25 years old, American Indian residents: 68 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 37 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

2012 air pollution in Harrison County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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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 September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,738
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 947 (53% naturalized citizens)

Harrison County:

1.4%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 317
  • 1990 to 1994: 101
  • 1985 to 1989: 46
  • 1980 to 1984: 122
  • 1975 to 1979: 86
  • 1970 to 1974: 83
  • 1970 to 1974: 23
  • 1965 to 1969: 169

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: 23,607
  • One, attached: 372
  • Two: 909
  • 3 or 4: 962
  • 5 to 9: 817
  • 10 to 19: 390
  • 20 or more: 583
  • Mobile homes: 3,462
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in Harrison County with a mortgage: 8,541 (569 second mortgage, 865 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,890

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Harrison County

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 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 151.8 miles away from Harrison 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 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 177.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 206.8 miles away from Harrison County center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 184.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West VirginiaSevere 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 VirginiaHurricane 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 VirginiaSevere 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 VirginiaSevere 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 VirginiaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2003 to March 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1455): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1455, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • West VirginiaWest 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 VirginiaSevere 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 VirginiaFlooding, Incident Period: May 15, 1996 to June 10, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1115): May 23, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1115, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • West VirginiaBlizzard, 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 VirginiaSevere 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
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Harrison County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

  • Japan (17%)
  • India (10%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Spain (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)

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

  • United States or American (24%)
  • German (17%)
  • Italian (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Harrison County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,893 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 2,949 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 160 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 27 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 685 (2%)
  • Other means: 234 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 693 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $52,198.

4.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,187 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.52% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($20,761 average AGI)
1.97% relocated from other states ($20,426 average AGI)
Harrison County:

1.97%
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 Marion County, WV  0.56% ($42,345 average AGI)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.30% ($35,988)
from Lewis County, WV  0.27% ($37,014)
from Taylor County, WV  0.25% ($26,806)
from Doddridge County, WV  0.17% ($27,311)
from Barbour County, WV  0.13% ($34,176)
from Upshur County, WV  0.11% ($39,448)


4.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.42%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.51% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($19,210 average AGI)
1.91% relocated to other states ($24,082 average AGI)
Harrison County:

1.91%
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 Marion County, WV  0.64% ($27,673 average AGI)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.46% ($33,818)
to Taylor County, WV  0.22% ($36,345)
to Doddridge County, WV  0.18% ($27,479)
to Lewis County, WV  0.18% ($33,298)
to Upshur County, WV  0.11% ($53,833)
to Barbour County, WV  0.09% ($37,042)

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 2014: 12.4

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 live births in Harrison County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Harrison County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

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

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (958)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (862)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (843)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (733)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (511)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (510)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (412)
  • Unspecified dementia (269)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (264)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (239)

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: 27367.76
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 683.720
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 61184.72

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1282.750
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1230.090
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.93

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49.37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 106.770

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.63

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: 68,214
  • In family households: 56,975 (13,271 male householders, 5,721 female householders)
    14,193 spouses, 18,513 children (16,963 natural, 468 adopted, 1,082 stepchildren), 1,792 grandchildren, 440 brothers or sisters, 518 parents, 513 other relatives, 1,604 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,239 (4,348 male householders (3,503 living alone)), 5,193 female householders (4,585 living alone)), 1,698 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 885 (559 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 8,832 2-persons, 4,599 3-persons, 3,440 4-persons, 1,401 5-persons, 460 6-persons, 260 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,088 1-person, 1,275 2-persons, 125 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

10,821 married couples with children.
3,581 single-parent households (851 men, 2,730 women).

97.0% of residents of Harrison County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 38% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $603,332,000 ($8833 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:

6.0
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 187
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,268
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,562
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,293
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,264
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,900
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,584
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,367
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,988
Rooms in houses/apartments in Harrison County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 102
  • 3 rooms: 256
  • 4 rooms: 2,251
  • 5 rooms: 5,130
  • 6 rooms: 5,165
  • 7 rooms: 3,433
  • 8 rooms: 2,429
  • 9+ rooms: 2,058
  • 1 room: 51
  • 2 rooms: 304
  • 3 rooms: 1,073
  • 4 rooms: 1,855
  • 5 rooms: 1,866
  • 6 rooms: 1,056
  • 7 rooms: 441
  • 8 rooms: 165
  • 9+ rooms: 221
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Harrison County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 522
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,527
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,165
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,042
  • 5+ bedrooms: 552
  • no bedroom: 73
  • 1 bedroom: 1,667
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,207
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,678
  • 4 bedrooms: 325
  • 5+ bedrooms: 82
Cars and other vehicles available in Harrison County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,638
  • 1 vehicle: 6,573
  • 2 vehicles: 8,938
  • 3 vehicles: 2,786
  • 4 vehicles: 736
  • 5+ vehicles: 164
  • no vehicle: 1,419
  • 1 vehicle: 3,604
  • 2 vehicles: 1,657
  • 3 vehicles: 287
  • 4 vehicles: 45
  • 5+ vehicles: 20

66% of Harrison County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in West Virginia.

Harrison County:

65.5%
State average:

63.6%

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

  • This state: 56016
  • Northeast: 3344
  • Midwest: 3178
  • South: 4078
  • West: 782

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $46,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Harrison County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (87.6%)
  • Electricity (7.3%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • Utility gas (78.0%)
  • Electricity (17.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 354
Here:

4.7%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 207
Here:

5.6%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 597
Here:

24.9%
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)

Harrison County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $287,000
    Parks and Recreation: $230,000
    General Public Buildings: $54,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,633,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,766,000
    General - Other: $1,693,000
    Health - Other: $1,684,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,539,000
    Financial Administration: $1,482,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,379,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,370,000
    Corrections - Other: $408,000
    Parks and Recreation: $407,000
    Libraries: $134,000
    Housing and Community Development: $34,000
    Air Transportation: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,211,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,077,000
    Local Fire Protection: $454,000
    Police Protection: $180,000
    General Public Building: $84,000
    Central Staff Services: $52,000
    Financial Administration: $44,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,495,000

Harrison County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,287,000
    Parking Facilities: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $511,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,612,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,287,000
    Rents: $60,000
    Royalties: $13,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $781,000
    Health and Hospitals: $638,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,602,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,603,000
    NEC: $477,000
    Other License: $109,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $11,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000

Harrison County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $69,082,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $65,288,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,193,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,191,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,794,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000

Harrison County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $65,288,000

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
Harrison County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Harrison County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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+)"