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Ohio County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2014: 43,328 (77% urban, 23% rural); it was 47,427 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,905
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,792
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,537
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,217 (it was 6,196 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

27%

Land area: 106 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 408 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ohio County: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.8%), Retail trade (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Ohio County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 20,634  (47.6%)
Females: 22,694  (52.4%)
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Ohio County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Ohio County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $40,829 ($30,836 in 1999)

This county:

$40,829
West Virginia:

$42,019

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $472 (lower quartile is $335, upper quartile is $619)
This county:

$472
State:

$512


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $116,096 (it was $69,800 in 2000)
Ohio:

$116,096
West Virginia:

$112,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,394 - $187,400

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $151,660
Here:

$151,660
State:

$150,562

Townhouses or other attached units: $104,067
Here:

$104,067
State:

$148,135

In 2-unit structures: $54,112
Here:

$54,112
State:

$84,809

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,701
Here:

$171,701
State:

$120,845

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $90,175
Here:

$90,175
State:

$111,205

Mobile homes: $73,579
Here:

$73,579
State:

$56,345
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $938
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $326

Institutionalized population: 555

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 39
  • Burglaries: 25
  • Thefts: 22
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $256,400
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $180,800
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2013: 23 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $366,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $811 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $612 (0.7%)

Ohio County household income distribution in 2009 Ohio County home values distribution Ohio County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.1%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.9% for Black residents, 15.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.2% for American Indian residents, 24.3% for other race residents, 13.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.1%
Ohio County:

16.1%
West Virginia:

17.9%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.7% for Black residents, 14.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.2% for American Indian residents, 24.3% for other race residents, 10.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 45 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 15 years old)

Area name: Wheeling, WV-OH MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ohio County is $394 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $632 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wheeling, Bethlehem, West Liberty, Triadelphia, Clearview, Valley Grove.

Ohio County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Ohio County:

Lead: 0.0062 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Belmont County, Ohio , Lyon County, Nevada , Clinton County, Indiana , Middlesex County, New Jersey , Doniphan County, Kansas , Franklin County, Ohio , Warren County, Indiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,900
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 638 (57% naturalized citizens)

Ohio County:

1.3%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 139
  • 1990 to 1994: 57
  • 1985 to 1989: 70
  • 1980 to 1984: 27
  • 1975 to 1979: 47
  • 1970 to 1974: 31
  • 1970 to 1974: 53
  • 1965 to 1969: 214
Note: State values scaled to Ohio County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.8%

Ohio County marital status for males Ohio County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,145
  • One, attached: 904
  • Two: 1,621
  • 3 or 4: 1,477
  • 5 to 9: 1,090
  • 10 to 19: 554
  • 20 or more: 1,350
  • Mobile homes: 1,023
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Ohio County with a mortgage: 5,929 (423 second mortgage, 866 home equity loan, 51 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,670

Here:

51.1% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ohio County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,1349
Mainline Protestant8,91935
Evangelical Protestant3,96325
Other1,6155
Black Protestant2342
Orthodox1801
None16,398-
Ohio 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: 14
Ohio County:

3.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Ohio County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 36
This county:

8.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ohio County:

12.8%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Ohio County:

31.7%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Ohio County:

Average size of farms: 134 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $10,504
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $59.52
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $12,340
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.63%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.13%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,891
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.82
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 20.56%
Corn for grain: 166 harvested acres
Vegetables: 21 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 26 acres

Earthquake activity:

Ohio County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 85% 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 98.8 miles away from Ohio County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 108.4 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 217.9 miles away from the 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 129.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 197.4 miles away from Ohio County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 217.8 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: 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 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 Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1903: April 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1903, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • 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
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: January 04, 2005 to January 25, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1574: February 01, 2005, FEMA Id: 1574, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1558: September 20, 2004, FEMA Id: 1558, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 26, 1998 to July 27, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1229: July 01, 1998, FEMA Id: 1229, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • West Virginia Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 02, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1096: January 25, 1996, FEMA Id: 1096, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • West Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1084: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1084, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Ohio County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

  • India (18%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Canada (5%)

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

  • German (27%)
  • Irish (14%)
  • English (10%)
  • Italian (8%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

Ohio County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,888 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 2,217 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 314 (2%)
  • Taxi: 12 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 21 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,109 (5%)
  • Other means: 165 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 574 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 1,692 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 476 people in nursing homes
  • 204 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 94 people in religious group quarters
  • 73 people in state prisons
  • 43 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 39 people in other group homes
  • 35 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 1,755 people in college/university student housing
  • 413 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 215 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 66 people in state prisons
  • 58 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 31 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,330.

4.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,049 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.63% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($11,479 average AGI)
2.97% relocated from other states ($23,570 average AGI)
Ohio County:

2.97%
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 Marshall County, WV  0.79% ($33,163 average AGI)
from Belmont County, OH  0.69% ($26,927)
from Brooke County, WV  0.21% ($36,158)
from Jefferson County, OH  0.17% ($24,233)
from Washington County, PA  0.15% ($39,000)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.14% ($40,917)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.11% ($25,950)


5.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.80% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($11,632 average AGI)
3.38% relocated to other states ($23,033 average AGI)
Ohio County:

3.38%
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 Belmont County, OH  0.86% ($27,065 average AGI)
to Marshall County, WV  0.81% ($34,876)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.29% ($44,192)
to Washington County, PA  0.29% ($43,346)
to Brooke County, WV  0.21% ($30,526)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.21% ($22,053)
to Franklin County, OH  0.11% ($25,150)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Ohio County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Ohio County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Ohio County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ohio County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ohio County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,286 (8,726 aged, 1,560 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 810 (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 Ohio County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (859)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (666)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (634)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (500)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (369)
  • Unspecified dementia (323)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (272)
  • Congestive heart failure (246)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (214)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (214)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.4
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 42,647
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 984
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 124,691

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 980
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,348
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 79
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 109

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 121.7. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 41,825
  • In family households: 32,829 (7,700 male householders, 3,481 female householders)
    8,201 spouses, 10,743 children (10,014 natural, 239 adopted, 490 stepchildren), 841 grandchildren, 296 brothers or sisters, 254 parents, 263 other relatives, 860 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,996 (3,394 male householders (2,811 living alone)), 4,339 female householders (3,857 living alone)), 1,263 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,618 (555 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,518 2-persons, 2,568 3-persons, 1,925 4-persons, 818 5-persons, 232 6-persons, 120 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,668 1-person, 933 2-persons, 86 3-persons, 36 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

6,715 married couples with children.
2,518 single-parent households (495 men, 2,023 women).

96.4% of residents of Ohio County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $392,597,000 ($8,646 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,250,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $153,683,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $90,480,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,951,000
Federal grants: $94,642,000
Federal procurement contracts: $21,308,000 ($6,364,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $30,532,000 ($5,107,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $23,053,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,683,000
Federal Government insurance: $82,991,000

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

Births: 2,487
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,247
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +131
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,649
Here -37 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Ohio County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.86 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 182
  • 2000 to 2009: 906
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,348
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,268
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,721
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,250
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,631
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,131
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,598
Note: State values scaled to Ohio population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ohio County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ohio County population
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 154
  • 4 rooms: 1,209
  • 5 rooms: 3,028
  • 6 rooms: 3,717
  • 7 rooms: 2,284
  • 8 rooms: 1,533
  • 9+ rooms: 1,560
  • 1 room: 195
  • 2 rooms: 581
  • 3 rooms: 1,331
  • 4 rooms: 1,601
  • 5 rooms: 1,223
  • 6 rooms: 734
  • 7 rooms: 242
  • 8 rooms: 186
  • 9+ rooms: 103
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ohio County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ohio County population
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 462
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,549
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,766
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,159
  • 5+ bedrooms: 594
  • no bedroom: 251
  • 1 bedroom: 2,241
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,288
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,139
  • 4 bedrooms: 207
  • 5+ bedrooms: 70
Cars and other vehicles available in Ohio County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ohio County population
  • no vehicle: 963
  • 1 vehicle: 4,727
  • 2 vehicles: 5,990
  • 3 vehicles: 1,391
  • 4 vehicles: 363
  • 5+ vehicles: 103
  • no vehicle: 2,005
  • 1 vehicle: 2,961
  • 2 vehicles: 1,010
  • 3 vehicles: 160
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5+ vehicles: 32

62% of Ohio County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in West Virginia.

Ohio County:

62.5%
State average:

63.6%

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

  • This state: 35,160
  • Northeast: 3,736
  • Midwest: 5,085
  • South: 1,981
  • West: 661

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $63,800


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 Ohio County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (77.4%)
  • Electricity (14.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.3%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (63.2%)
  • Electricity (30.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,009
Here:

21.9%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 451
Here:

17.3%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 891
Here:

26.6%
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)

Ohio County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,388,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,991,000
    Health - Other: $1,842,000
    Financial Administration: $1,171,000
    General - Other: $1,118,000
    Central Staff Services: $926,000
    Air Transportation: $863,000
    Local Fire Protection: $493,000
    Libraries: $461,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $103,000
    General Public Buildings: $52,000
    Correctional Institutions: $49,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,617,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $795,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,683,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,115,000

Ohio County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,193,000
    Air Transportation: $632,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,103,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $225,000
    General Local Government Support: $107,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,958,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,603,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $366,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,257,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,161,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,336,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $404,000
    Other License: $7,000

Ohio County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $65,291,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $64,201,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,090,000

Ohio County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,209,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $64,201,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,401
  • Number of aged recipients: 126
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,275
  • Number of recipients under 18: 164
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 981
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 256
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 494
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 630
Ohio County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED97$100,299175$112,771476$135,571141$43,0436$538,83370$54,4864$91,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$106,0004$121,75030$156,13310$49,2000$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED25$76,76021$111,286193$116,15572$20,7220$018$51,05610$73,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$110,90922$132,773126$145,92911$41,9092$23,5006$87,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$112,0001$12,00018$107,2222$72,0000$01$60,0000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$135,03419$191,947
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$85,3339$171,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$137,6677$219,286
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$104,0001$289,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$38,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Ohio County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,02179.3 years
John87174.4 years
William83174.8 years
Charles61074.6 years
Robert57670.4 years
George47676.0 years
James47271.7 years
Helen39878.1 years
Joseph38774.6 years
Margaret37380.2 years
Most common last names in Ohio County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller22477.8 years
Smith21975.8 years
Johnson11075.4 years
Davis10673.8 years
Moore8874.3 years
Williams8574.4 years
Hall8374.3 years
Jones8278.6 years
Wilson8274.4 years
Thomas7577.0 years
Businesses in Ohio County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Little Caesars Pizza2
AT&T3Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Arby's1McDonald's3
Bath & Body Works1New Balance3
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike1
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Burger King2Old Navy1
CVS2Olive Garden1
Cold Stone Creamery1Panera Bread1
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut1
DHL1Quiznos2
Dairy Queen4RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza3Rue211
DressBarn1Sephora1
Dressbarn1Starbucks2
Econo Lodge1Subaru1
FedEx12Subway5
Ford1Super 81
GNC2T-Mobile1
Goodwill2T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block3Target1
Hardee's1The Room Place1
Hilton1Tim Hortons1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Honda1True Value1
Hyundai1U-Haul2
JCPenney1UPS11
Justice1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Volkswagen1
Kohl's1Walmart1
Kroger2Wendy's2
Lane Bryant1YMCA1
Lane Furniture1

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