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Jackson County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2016: 28,961 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 28,000 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,744
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,514
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,799
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,673 (it was 2,262 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

27%

Land area: 466 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 62 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jackson County: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Public administration (41.8%), Information (18.6%), Educational, health and social services (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 34%
  • Government: 58%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jackson County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  43.3 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years
Males: 14,262  (49.2%)
Females: 14,699  (50.8%)
Average household size:
Jackson County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,660 ($32,434 in 1999)

This county:

$41,660
West Virginia:

$43,385

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $514 (lower quartile is $276, upper quartile is $605)
This county:

$514
State:

$521


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $124,487 (it was $72,000 in 2000)
Jackson:

$124,487
West Virginia:

$117,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,623 - $189,232

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $167,702
Here:

$167,702
State:

$150,631

Mobile homes: $61,196
Here:

$61,196
State:

$51,134
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $924
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $299

Institutionalized population: 167

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 21
  • Thefts: 20
  • Auto thefts: 20
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $38,600
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $37,900
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $887 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $571 (0.5%)

Jackson County household income distribution in 2009 Jackson County home values distribution Jackson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.1%
Jackson County:

15.1%
West Virginia:

17.9%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 86.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.3 years old
(Males: 42.2 years old, Females: 45.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.9 years old, Black residents: 33.9 years old, American Indian residents: 32.2 years old, Asian residents: 71.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 73.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jackson County is $400 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $485 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $630 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ravenswood, Ripley.

Jackson 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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Neighboring counties: Arapahoe County, Colorado , Lewis County , Gasconade County, Missouri , Greene County, Virginia , Rawlins County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 867
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 298 (56.3% naturalized citizens)

Jackson County:

1.0%
Whole state:

1.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 127
  • 2000 to 2009: 0
  • 1990 to 1999: 27
  • 1980 to 1989: 25
  • 1970 to 1979: 8
  • Before 1970: 43
Note: State values scaled to Jackson County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.6%

Jackson County marital status for males Jackson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,695
  • One, attached: 22
  • Two: 140
  • 3 or 4: 505
  • 5 to 9: 298
  • 10 to 19: 36
  • 20 to 49: 43
  • 50 or more: 34
  • Mobile homes: 2,478

Housing units in Jackson County with a mortgage: 3,887 (35 second mortgage, 291 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,756

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

47.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jackson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,59635
Evangelical Protestant3,85124
Catholic2671
Other2522
None20,245-
Jackson 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: 5
Jackson County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Jackson County:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jackson County:

11.2%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

30.8%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Jackson County:

Average size of farms: 153 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $5,576
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $50.61
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.81%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $7,109
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.88%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.10%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $24,087
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.03%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.21
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.96%
Corn for grain: 144 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 61 harvested acres
Vegetables: 55 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 28 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jackson County-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 129.2 miles away from Jackson 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 195.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 192.8 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 127.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 114.4 miles away from Jackson County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 117.7 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 Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 22, 2016 to June 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4273: June 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4273, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 10, 2015 to July 14, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4236: August 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4236, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 13, 2015 to April 15, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4221: May 21, 2015, FEMA Id: 4221, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 08, 2015 to April 11, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4220: May 18, 2015, FEMA Id: 4220, 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 Chemical Spill, Incident Period: January 09, 2014 to January 20, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3366: January 10, 2014, FEMA Id: 3366, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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: 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
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Landslides: 8, Mudslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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

  • Philippines (33%)
  • France (21%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Taiwan (8%)
  • India (7%)
  • Thailand (6%)
  • South Africa (5%)

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

  • American (25%)
  • German (17%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Jackson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,335 (84.4%)
  • Carpooled: 740 (8.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 55 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 302 (3.5%)
  • Worked at home: 218 (2.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 274 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
167 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,728.

4.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.88% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($24,408 average AGI)
1.47% relocated from other states ($10,944 average AGI)
Jackson County:

1.47%
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 Kanawha County, WV  0.97% ($41,700 average AGI)
from Wood County, WV  0.45% ($28,957)
from Roane County, WV  0.28% ($28,414)
from Mason County, WV  0.23% ($25,833)
from Putnam County, WV  0.15% ($65,733)
from Cabell County, WV  0.10% ($32,000)


4.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,353 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.57% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($20,063 average AGI)
1.76% relocated to other states ($16,289 average AGI)
Jackson County:

1.76%
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 Kanawha County, WV  0.79% ($34,012 average AGI)
to Wood County, WV  0.51% ($31,189)
to Mason County, WV  0.24% ($30,760)
to Roane County, WV  0.16% ($24,118)
to Cabell County, WV  0.15% ($20,533)
to Putnam County, WV  0.15% ($70,800)
to Washington County, OH  0.11% ($60,273)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Jackson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Jackson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jackson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,982 (4,723 aged, 1,259 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 555 (9%)

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 Jackson County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (425)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (343)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (256)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (228)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (175)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (168)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (153)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (151)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (150)
  • Unspecified dementia (96)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.51
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,796
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 211
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 45,258

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,130
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 937

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 183.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 122.2
  • Other - 61.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,961
  • In family households: 24,888 (3,764 male householders, 3,947 female householders)
    6,128 spouses, 8,397 children (7,602 natural, 387 adopted, 429 stepchildren), 935 grandchildren, 295 brothers or sisters, 546 parents, 367 other relatives, 445 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,899 (1,347 male householders (1,138 living alone)), 1,872 female householders (1,681 living alone)), 671 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 176

Size of family households: 3,972 2-persons, 1,613 3-persons, 1,159 4-persons, 506 5-persons, 325 6-persons, 135 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,821 1-person, 280 2-persons, 47 3-persons, 19 5-persons.

3,938 married couples with children.
1,182 single-parent households (293 men, 889 women).

99.1% of residents of Jackson speak English at home.
0.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 60% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $162,060,000 ($5,691 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,640,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $84,770,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $32,844,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $714,000
Federal grants: $34,790,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,853,000 ($47,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,089,000 ($1,231,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $454,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,952,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,944,000

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

Births: 1,666
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,599
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +24
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +345
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jackson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.63 millions of gallons per day (51% from ground, 49% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 181
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,998
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,754
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,111
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,539
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,380
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,625
  • 1940 to 1949: 401
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,216
Note: State values scaled to Jackson population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jackson County population
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 63
  • 4 rooms: 859
  • 5 rooms: 1,705
  • 6 rooms: 2,282
  • 7 rooms: 1,407
  • 8 rooms: 1,012
  • 9+ rooms: 1,299
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 398
  • 4 rooms: 598
  • 5 rooms: 419
  • 6 rooms: 440
  • 7 rooms: 93
  • 8 rooms: 117
  • 9+ rooms: 137
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jackson County population
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 84
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,260
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,423
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,583
  • 5+ bedrooms: 313
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 400
  • 2 bedrooms: 921
  • 3 bedrooms: 689
  • 4 bedrooms: 197
  • 5+ bedrooms: 55
Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jackson County population
  • no vehicle: 375
  • 1 vehicle: 1,975
  • 2 vehicles: 3,864
  • 3 vehicles: 1,649
  • 4 vehicles: 585
  • 5+ vehicles: 208
  • no vehicle: 606
  • 1 vehicle: 760
  • 2 vehicles: 742
  • 3 vehicles: 173
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

90% of Jackson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in West Virginia.

Jackson County:

90.0%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 23,351
  • Other state: 5,066
  • Northeast: 886
  • Midwest: 2,068
  • South: 1,517
  • West: 539

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jackson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (47.0%)
  • Utility gas (42.2%)
  • Wood (5.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Coal or coke (0.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Electricity (54.6%)
  • Utility gas (38.3%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 91
Here:

3.2%
West Virginia:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 35
Here:

2.8%
West Virginia:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 147
Here:

17.8%
West Virginia:

15.3%

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)

Jackson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $2,294,000
    Police Protection: $2,056,000
    Financial Administration: $1,410,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,347,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $967,000
    Central Staff Services: $927,000
    General Public Buildings: $725,000
    General - Other: $685,000
    Libraries: $403,000
    Parks and Recreation: $140,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $987,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $245,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,012,000

Jackson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,272,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $436,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,266,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,100,000
    Special Assessments: $132,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $103,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $556,000
    Health and Hospitals: $276,000
    General Local Government Support: $69,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,988,000
    Other Selective Sales: $315,000
    Other License: $30,000

Jackson County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $14,093,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $13,388,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $705,000

Jackson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,297,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,388,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,170
  • Number of aged recipients: 78
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,092
  • Number of recipients under 18: 131
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 821
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 218
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 403
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 537
Jackson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jackson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Jackson County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10971.9 years
Mary10878.1 years
William10772.9 years
Charles10072.2 years
John8974.6 years
Robert6869.6 years
George5778.2 years
Virginia3776.5 years
Ethel3382.8 years
Paul3371.0 years
Most common last names in Jackson County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Casto12578.6 years
Smith7177.2 years
Parsons7076.5 years
Rhodes6578.6 years
Miller5673.2 years
Anderson4874.8 years
Jones4074.8 years
Williams3673.5 years
Staats3477.6 years
White3271.1 years
Businesses in Jackson County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets6
Arby's1McDonald's3
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
Curves2Quality1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid2
Fashion Bug1Sears1
FedEx1Subway2
Ford1Super 81
GNC2Taco Bell2
H&R Block2True Value2
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS1
Kroger1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's2