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Ohio County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2019: 41,559 (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: 391 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Ohio County: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.5%), Educational, health and social services (20.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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  • Races in Ohio County, WV (2019)
    • 38,30680.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6193.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7401.6%Two or more races
    • 4601.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2950.6%Asian alone
    • 790.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 670.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

44.0 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Males: 20,019  (48.2%)
Females: 21,540  (51.8%)
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Average household size:
Ohio County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,900 ($30,836 in 1999)
This county:

$52,900
West Virginia:

$48,850

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $539 (lower quartile is $351, upper quartile is $706)
This county:

$539
State:

$551


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $129,080 (it was $69,800 in 2000)
Ohio:

$129,080
West Virginia:

$124,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,842 - $212,362

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $181,500
Here:

$181,500
State:

$165,782

Townhouses or other attached units: $110,703
Here:

$110,703
State:

$183,709

In 2-unit structures: $55,829
Here:

$55,829
State:

$115,788

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $326,359
Here:

$326,359
State:

$131,605

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,521
Here:

$131,521
State:

$148,240

Mobile homes: $97,732
Here:

$97,732
State:

$71,341

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,024
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $354

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:

  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $139,100
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 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
  • 2015: 59 buildings, average cost: $224,800
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $233,100
  • 2017: 13 buildings, average cost: $657,400
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $107,800
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $103,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Ohio, WV residents
Average permit cost in Ohio, WV
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $920 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $730 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Ohio, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ohio, WV in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Ohio, WV in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.5%
Ohio County:

11.5%
West Virginia:

16.0%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.1% for Black residents, 24.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.9% for American Indian residents, 5.0% for other race residents, 10.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.0 years old
(Males: 42.5 years old, Females: 46.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.2 years old, Black residents: 30.2 years old, American Indian residents: 16.1 years old, Asian residents: 52.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18.9 years old, Other race residents: 32.4 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

2018 air pollution in Ohio County:

Lead: 0.0035 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). 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 November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
West Virginia:

5.7%

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

Current college students: 3,900
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 682 (72.4% naturalized citizens)

Ohio County:

1.6%
Whole state:

1.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1272010 or later
  • 1862000 to 2009
  • 971990 to 1999
  • 971980 to 1989
  • 781970 to 1979
  • 267Before 1970

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: 14,880
  • One, attached: 514
  • Two: 1,182
  • 3 or 4: 1,385
  • 5 to 9: 603
  • 10 to 19: 346
  • 20 to 49: 363
  • 50 or more: 1,164
  • Mobile homes: 809
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 18

Housing units in Ohio County with a mortgage: 5,401 (77 second mortgage, 609 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,566

Here:

45.5% with mortgage
State:

46.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ohio County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 210.2 miles away from Ohio 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 98.8 miles away from the 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 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 250.3 miles away from Ohio County center
On 12/31/2011 at 20:05:01, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4517-WV: April 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4517, Natural disaster type: Other
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 14, 2018 - February 20, 2018, FEMA Id: 4359, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: July 28, 2017 - July 29, 2017, FEMA Id: 4331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe 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
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Ohio County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ohio

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 25,375 (85.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,973 (6.6%)
  • Bus: 230 (0.8%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 140 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 34 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,131 (3.8%)
  • Worked at home: 839 (2.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (20%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (12%)
  • Iran (7%)
  • India (7%)
  • Russia (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Thailand (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ohio County


  • American (23%)
  • German (16%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $69,258.

5.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
West Virginia average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.08% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($15,865 average AGI)
3.16% relocated from other states ($34,648 average AGI)
Ohio County:

3.16%
West Virginia average:

2.49%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marshall County, WV  1.10% ($43,183 average AGI)
from Belmont County, OH  0.84% ($66,014)
from Brooke County, WV  0.30% ($28,173)
from Washington County, PA  0.21% ($45,919)
from Jefferson County, OH  0.19% ($25,758)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.15% ($54,038)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.15% ($29,654)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
West Virginia average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.92% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($12,282 average AGI)
4.16% relocated to other states ($39,595 average AGI)
Ohio County:

4.16%
West Virginia average:

3.00%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marshall County, WV  1.10% ($39,067 average AGI)
to Belmont County, OH  0.91% ($38,597)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.33% ($51,741)
to Brooke County, WV  0.25% ($41,070)
to Washington County, PA  0.17% ($40,400)
to Jefferson County, OH  0.17% ($53,167)
to Franklin County, OH  0.16% ($38,429)

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 2019: 13.6

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 population in Ohio County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ohio County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ohio County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ohio County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ohio County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ohio County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,043)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (800)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (778)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (637)
  • Unspecified dementia (477)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (449)
  • Congestive heart failure (335)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (323)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (283)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (213)

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: 41,559
  • Male householders: 8,565 (2,513 living alone), Female householders: 8,523 (3,779 living alone)
  • 7,356 spouses (7,329 opposite-sex spouses), 876 unmarried partners, (833 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,025 children (9,212 natural, 396 adopted, 401 stepchildren), 1,228 grandchildren, 386 brothers or sisters, 346 parents, 25 foster children, 430 other relatives, 1,425 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,371

Size of family households: 5,268 2-persons, 1,946 3-persons, 1,564 4-persons, 673 5-persons, 233 6-persons, 83 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,290 1-person, 878 2-persons, 88 3-persons, 23 4-persons.

4,415 married couples with children.
2,022 single-parent households (566 men, 1,456 women).

97.8% of residents of Ohio speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% 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:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.7

Year house built in Ohio County, West Virginia
  • Year house built in Ohio County, West Virginia
  • 2182014 or later
  • 2832010 to 2013
  • 7602000 to 2009
  • 1,1541990 to 1999
  • 1,0551980 to 1989
  • 2,6231970 to 1979
  • 2,4971960 to 1969
  • 2,5151950 to 1959
  • 2,2651940 to 1949
  • 7,8871939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ohio County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ohio County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ohio County, West Virginia
  • 371 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 863 rooms
  • 8034 rooms
  • 2,1355 rooms
  • 3,0416 rooms
  • 2,1297 rooms
  • 1,4638 rooms
  • 2,2969+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ohio County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ohio County, West Virginia
  • 2491 room
  • 3002 rooms
  • 1,0953 rooms
  • 1,1464 rooms
  • 1,0425 rooms
  • 6886 rooms
  • 3147 rooms
  • 688 rooms
  • 2449+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ohio County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ohio County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ohio County, West Virginia
  • 43no bedroom
  • 1601 bedroom
  • 2,5462 bedrooms
  • 6,2733 bedrooms
  • 2,4234 bedrooms
  • 5345+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ohio County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ohio County, West Virginia
  • 306no bedroom
  • 1,7481 bedroom
  • 1,8652 bedrooms
  • 9603 bedrooms
  • 1774 bedrooms
  • 845+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ohio County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ohio County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ohio County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 603no vehicle
  • 3,6491 vehicle
  • 5,3652 vehicles
  • 1,6513 vehicles
  • 4744 vehicles
  • 1655+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ohio County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ohio County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,706no vehicle
  • 2,4011 vehicle
  • 8742 vehicles
  • 1093 vehicles
  • 564 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

90.6% of Ohio County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in West Virginia.

Ohio County:

90.6%
State average:

88.3%

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

  • This state: 28,856
  • Other state: 11,741
  • Northeast: 3,327
  • Midwest: 4,816
  • South: 2,991
  • West: 541
Year householders moved into unit in Ohio County, WV
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ohio County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 74.5%Utility gas
  • 16.8%Electricity
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.9%Utility gas
  • 40.8%Electricity
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 550
Here:

18.0%
West Virginia:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 238
Here:

12.1%
West Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 500
Here:

19.7%
West Virginia:

13.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Ohio County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,316,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,664,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $625,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $15,474,000
    Police Protection: $7,048,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,168,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,775,000
    Financial Administration: $1,576,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,486,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,051,000
    Libraries: $770,000
    Local Fire Protection: $322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $162,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $269,000
    Other: $161,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,834,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $150,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $149,385,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,215,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,655,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,495,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,201,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,330,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $870,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,754,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $397,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $334,000
    Interest Earnings: $329,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,372,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $15,313,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $13,758,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,330,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,306,000
    General Local Government Support: $986,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $14,246,000
    Property: $12,037,000
    Other: $3,209,000
    Other License: $36,000

Ohio County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,316,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,664,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $625,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $15,474,000
    Police Protection: $7,048,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,168,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,775,000
    Financial Administration: $1,576,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,486,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,051,000
    Libraries: $770,000
    Local Fire Protection: $322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $162,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $269,000
    Other: $161,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,834,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $150,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $149,385,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,215,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,655,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,495,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,201,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,330,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $870,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,754,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $397,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $334,000
    Interest Earnings: $329,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,372,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $15,313,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $13,758,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,330,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,306,000
    General Local Government Support: $986,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $14,246,000
    Property: $12,037,000
    Other: $3,209,000
    Other License: $36,000

Ohio County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,316,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,664,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $625,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $15,474,000
    Police Protection: $7,048,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,168,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,775,000
    Financial Administration: $1,576,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,486,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,051,000
    Libraries: $770,000
    Local Fire Protection: $322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $162,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $269,000
    Other: $161,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,834,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $150,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $149,385,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,215,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,655,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,495,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,201,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,330,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $870,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,754,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $397,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $334,000
    Interest Earnings: $329,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,372,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $15,313,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $13,758,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,330,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,306,000
    General Local Government Support: $986,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $14,246,000
    Property: $12,037,000
    Other: $3,209,000
    Other License: $36,000

Ohio County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,316,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,664,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $625,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $15,474,000
    Police Protection: $7,048,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,168,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,775,000
    Financial Administration: $1,576,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,486,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,051,000
    Libraries: $770,000
    Local Fire Protection: $322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $162,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $269,000
    Other: $161,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,834,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $150,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $149,385,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,215,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,655,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,495,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,201,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,330,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $870,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,754,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $397,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $334,000
    Interest Earnings: $329,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,372,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $15,313,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $13,758,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,330,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,306,000
    General Local Government Support: $986,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $14,246,000
    Property: $12,037,000
    Other: $3,209,000
    Other License: $36,000

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
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 in Ohio, WV
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ohio, WV - 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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