Mingo County, West Virginia (WV)

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County population in 2012: 26,103 (10% urban, 90% rural); it was 28,253 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,096
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,363
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,792
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,666 (it was 2,511 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

27%

Land area: 423 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 63 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mingo County: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (52.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.6%), Retail trade (17.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 39%
  • Government: 48%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Mingo County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 13,160  (50.9%)
Females: 13,679  (49.1%)
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Mingo County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Mingo County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,519 ($21,347 in 1999)

This county:

$36519
West Virginia:

$41253

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $362 (lower quartile is $250, upper quartile is $432)
This county:

$362
State:

$461


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $72,292 (it was $50,500 in 2000)
Mingo:

$72,292
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,852 - $109,023
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $853
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $280

Institutionalized population: 82

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


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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $134,500

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $519 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $336 (0.6%)

Mingo County household income distribution in 2009 Mingo County home values distribution Mingo County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.9%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.8% for Black residents, 19.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.8% for American Indian residents, 11.8% for other race residents, 73.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.4%
Mingo County:

24.4%
West Virginia:

18.5%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.1% for Black residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.8% for American Indian residents, 11.8% for other race residents, 81.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 49 years old, American Indian residents: 82 years old, Asian residents: 49 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 38 years old, Other race residents: 41 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mingo County is $403 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $459 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $578 a month.

Cities in this county include: Williamson, Gilbert Creek, Chattaroy, Red Jacket, Matewan, Delbarton, Gilbert, Justice, Kermit.

Mingo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Mingo County: Wharncliffe Station (A), Rose Siding (B), Twisted Gun Golf Course (C), Tug Valley Country Club Golf Course (D), East Fork Volunteer Fire Department (E), Delbarton Fire Station Substation 2 (F), Beech Creek Volunteer Fire Department (G), Lenore Volunteer Fire Department (H), Wharncliffe Volunteer Fire Department (I), Kermit Volunteer Fire Department Marrowbone Station (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mingo County include: Parsley Bottom Freewill Baptist Church (A), Church of God (B), Jennie Creek Church (C), Trace Fork Church (D), Trace Church (E), Lenore Church (F), Lily of the Valley Church (G), Baisden Church (H), Baisdentown Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Newsome Cemetery (1), Lackey Cemetery (2), Brewer Cemetery (3), Kirk Cemetery (4), Kennedy Cemetery (5), Browning Cemetery (6), Upper Curry Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Laurel Lake (A), National Refuse Dump Number 25 (B), Cinderella Impoundment Number Two (C), Red Jacket Impoundment (D), Cotigo Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Trace Branch (B), Toms Branch (C), Tom Branch (D), Timothy Branch (E), Thacker Fork (F), Thacker Creek (G), Sylvia Branch (H), Sycamore Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mingo County include: Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area (1), Laurel Creek State Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Buchanan County, Virginia , Lincoln County , Logan County , McDowell County , Wayne County , Wyoming County , Martin County, Kentucky , Pike County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.4%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 765
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 59.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 80 (68% naturalized citizens)

Mingo County:

0.3%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 22
  • 1985 to 1989: 4
  • 1980 to 1984: 5
  • 1975 to 1979: 28
  • 1970 to 1974: 1
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 7

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.9%

Mingo County marital status for males Mingo County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Mingo County with a mortgage: 1,922 (95 second mortgage, 78 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,404

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mingo County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,46259
Mainline Protestant1,48713
Black Protestant3615
Catholic2651
Other11
None19,263-
Mingo 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: 7
Mingo County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Mingo County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mingo County:

12.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Mingo County:

35.3%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

21.7%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Mingo County:

Average size of farms: 45 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $802
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $4,029
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 100.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.04

Earthquake activity:

Mingo County-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 80% 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 102.7 miles away from Mingo 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 98.0 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 37.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 39.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 37.8 miles away from Mingo County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 165.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Mingo County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 13, Landslides: 8, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

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

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

  • Philippines (28%)
  • Mexico (19%)
  • Bangladesh (14%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • Taiwan (8%)
  • France (6%)
  • Honduras (6%)

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

  • United States or American (60%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Mingo County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,413 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 901 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 60 (1%)
  • Walked: 197 (3%)
  • Other means: 69 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 72 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 109 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
82 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
2 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,297.

4.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.11%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.56% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($13,590 average AGI)
2.54% relocated from other states ($16,074 average AGI)
Mingo County:

2.54%
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 Pike County, KY  0.83% ($28,032 average AGI)
from Logan County, WV  0.49% ($37,811)
from Martin County, KY  0.21% ($25,563)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.19% ($28,357)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.15% ($47,182)
from Cabell County, WV  0.13% ($30,700)
from Wayne County, WV  0.13% ($41,400)


4.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,792 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.13% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($17,624 average AGI)
2.73% relocated to other states ($19,168 average AGI)
Mingo County:

2.73%
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 Pike County, KY  0.92% ($37,386 average AGI)
to Logan County, WV  0.72% ($37,382)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.24% ($40,722)
to Martin County, KY  0.21% ($37,125)
to Wayne County, WV  0.18% ($62,214)
to Wyoming County, WV  0.18% ($47,571)
to Cabell County, WV  0.16% ($30,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5

Births per 1000 population in Mingo County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Mingo County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mingo County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 6,378 (3,699 aged, 2,679 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11263.65
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 277.480
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 66512.1

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1326.720
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1374.490
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.03

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 6.26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62.48

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3.68

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 120.6. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,754

Size of family households: 3,573 2-persons, 1,949 3-persons, 1,384 4-persons, 540 5-persons, 171 6-persons, 90 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,077 1-person, 303 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

4,700 married couples with children.
1,443 single-parent households (260 men, 1,183 women).

98.4% of residents of Mingo County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $269,307,000 ($9833 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,359,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $115,373,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $47,525,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,788,000
Federal grants: $90,222,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,919,000 ($2,319,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,479,000 ($2,954,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,352,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,769,000
Federal Government insurance: $49,478,000

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

Births: 1,935
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,846
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,113
Here -41 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Mingo County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.23 millions of gallons per day (11% from ground, 89% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 326
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,865
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,320
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,253
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,289
  • 1960 to 1969: 443
  • 1950 to 1959: 676
  • 1940 to 1949: 933
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,595
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mingo County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 151
  • 4 rooms: 1,285
  • 5 rooms: 2,789
  • 6 rooms: 1,943
  • 7 rooms: 1,431
  • 8 rooms: 610
  • 9+ rooms: 521
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 67
  • 3 rooms: 368
  • 4 rooms: 744
  • 5 rooms: 776
  • 6 rooms: 285
  • 7 rooms: 150
  • 8 rooms: 48
  • 9+ rooms: 62
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mingo County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 229
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,494
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,028
  • 4 bedrooms: 885
  • 5+ bedrooms: 150
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 490
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,167
  • 3 bedrooms: 733
  • 4 bedrooms: 96
  • 5+ bedrooms: 14
Cars and other vehicles available in Mingo County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 909
  • 1 vehicle: 3,434
  • 2 vehicles: 3,426
  • 3 vehicles: 763
  • 4 vehicles: 186
  • 5+ vehicles: 74
  • no vehicle: 778
  • 1 vehicle: 1,191
  • 2 vehicles: 443
  • 3 vehicles: 74
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

72% of Mingo County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in West Virginia.

Mingo County:

72.2%
State average:

63.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $42,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mingo County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (69.8%)
  • Utility gas (20.0%)
  • Coal or coke (3.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.3%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Electricity (66.5%)
  • Utility gas (22.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.1%)
  • Coal or coke (2.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Wood (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 86
Here:

2.7%
West Virginia:

5.5%

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

2.1%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 31
Here:

4.5%
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)

Mingo County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,591,000
    Financial Administration: $1,479,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,235,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,131,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,060,000
    Police Protection: $845,000
    General Public Buildings: $674,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $527,000
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $51,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,417,000

Mingo County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $823,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $239,000
    Interest Earnings: $14,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,296,000
    All Other: $89,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,233,000
    Other Selective Sales: $87,000

Mingo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,891,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Mingo County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Mingo County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John21471.4 years
James21269.3 years
William19470.2 years
Mary14376.8 years
George10574.3 years
Robert9367.4 years
Charles8669.8 years
Frank6472.5 years
Walter4972.1 years
Ethel4677.4 years
Most common last names in Mingo County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hatfield18673.3 years
Cline18469.1 years
Maynard16673.8 years
Smith14770.3 years
Marcum10672.1 years
Justice8969.1 years
Blankenship7869.4 years
Davis7072.3 years
Hall7074.4 years
Varney7073.6 years
Businesses in Mingo County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Curves1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
Ford1Subway1
Goodwill5True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS2
Lane Furniture1

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