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Preston County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2016: 33,239 (10% urban, 90% rural); it was 29,334 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,100
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,440
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,596
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,355 (it was 1,948 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

27%

Land area: 648 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 51 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Preston County: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.6%), Manufacturing (14.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 45%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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  • Races in Preston County, WV (2017)
    • 30,560104.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,7215.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5371.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1910.7%Two or more races
    • 1080.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 610.2%Some other race alone
    • 520.2%Asian alone
    • 180.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.9 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years
Males: 17,122  (51.5%)
Females: 16,117  (48.5%)
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Average household size:
Preston County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,095 ($27,927 in 1999)
This county:

$46,095
West Virginia:

$43,469

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $421 (lower quartile is $291, upper quartile is $585)
This county:

$421
State:

$523


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $102,919 (it was $56,700 in 2000)
Preston:

$102,919
West Virginia:

$119,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,510 - $164,441
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $941
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $313

Institutionalized population: 2,350

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 17
  • Burglaries: 37
  • Thefts: 28
  • Auto thefts: 12

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 46
  • Thefts: 51
  • Auto thefts: 9
Preston County, WV map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $65,300
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $64,900
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $60,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $79,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $72,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $76,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $76,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $90,200
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $82,800
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $105,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Preston, WV residents
Average permit cost in Preston, WV
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $595 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $452 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Preston, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Preston, WV in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Preston, WV in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.5%
Preston County:

16.5%
West Virginia:

19.1%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.7% for Black residents, 63.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for American Indian residents, 27.4% for other race residents, 29.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.9 years old
(Males: 41.0 years old, Females: 44.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.2 years old, Black residents: 37.1 years old, American Indian residents: 24.6 years old, Asian residents: 51.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.1 years old, Other race residents: 25.6 years old)

Area name: Morgantown, WV MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Preston County is $433 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $512 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $664 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kingwood, Terra Alta, Masontown, Rowlesburg, Reedsville, Newburg, Tunnelton, Albright, Aurora, Brandonville.

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

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Neighboring counties: Baltimore County, Maryland , Chester County, Pennsylvania , Hardy County , Monongalia County , Highland County, Ohio , Baltimore city, Maryland .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
West Virginia:

5.3%

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

Current college students: 691
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 351 (40.5% naturalized citizens)

Preston County:

1.1%
Whole state:

1.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 532000 to 2009
  • 1161990 to 1999
  • 461980 to 1989
  • 101970 to 1979
  • 80Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.6%

Preston County marital status for males Preston County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,698
  • One, attached: 91
  • Two: 139
  • 3 or 4: 190
  • 5 to 9: 416
  • 10 to 19: 84
  • 20 or more: 38
  • Mobile homes: 2,442
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 18

Housing units in Preston County with a mortgage: 4,228 (122 second mortgage, 417 home equity loan, 24 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,540

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

45.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Preston County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,77761
Evangelical Protestant2,30237
Catholic1,3495
Other3663
None24,726-
Preston County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Preston County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Preston County:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Preston County:

11.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Preston County:

29.0%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.6%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Preston County:

Average size of farms: 155 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $11,161
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $49.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.63%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $11,873
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.26%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,182
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.75%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.55
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.22%
Corn for grain: 1907 harvested acres
Vegetables: 110 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 19 acres

Earthquake activity:

Preston County-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% 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 144.7 miles away from Preston County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 166.8 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 246.2 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 201.8 miles away from Preston County center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 180.8 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 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 Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4093: November 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4093, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3345: June 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3345, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4071: July 23, 2012, FEMA Id: 4071, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: February 29, 2012 to March 05, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4059: March 16, 2012, FEMA Id: 4059, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • 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: June 11, 2003 to July 15, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1474: June 21, 2003, FEMA Id: 1474, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2001 to September 04, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1378: June 03, 2001, FEMA Id: 1378, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • West Virginia West Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 18, 2000 to February 22, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1319: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1319, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Preston County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Preston

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,722 (82.5%)
  • Carpooled: 616 (7.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 22 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 22 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 290 (3.6%)
  • Worked at home: 493 (6.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (20%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • Cuba (10%)
  • Honduras (6%)
  • Nigeria (5%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Thailand (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Preston County


  • American (40%)
  • German (14%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 252 people in nursing homes
  • 81 people in other group homes
  • 77 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 2,086 people in federal prisons
  • 239 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,699.

4.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,393 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
West Virginia average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.22% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($31,720 average AGI)
1.32% relocated from other states ($14,673 average AGI)
Preston County:

1.32%
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 Monongalia County, WV  1.99% ($45,814 average AGI)
from Garrett County, MD  0.25% ($32,533)
from Marion County, WV  0.19% ($39,087)
from Taylor County, WV  0.18% ($36,045)


4.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,650 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.34%
West Virginia average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.39% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($20,770 average AGI)
1.96% relocated to other states ($17,880 average AGI)
Preston County:

1.96%
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 Monongalia County, WV  1.33% ($39,044 average AGI)
to Garrett County, MD  0.27% ($30,688)
to Marion County, WV  0.22% ($41,808)
to Taylor County, WV  0.18% ($35,190)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Preston County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Preston County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Preston County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Preston County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Preston County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Preston County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Preston County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Preston County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Preston County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,886 (4,689 aged, 1,197 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 736 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (519)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (360)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (311)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (250)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (176)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (152)
  • Congestive heart failure (149)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (135)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (117)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (98)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.35
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,617
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 84
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,738

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,013
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,116

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 50

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 164.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 116.0
  • Other - 48.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,239
  • In family households: 26,144 (4,259 male householders, 4,102 female householders)
    6,700 spouses, 8,714 children (7,975 natural, 169 adopted, 585 stepchildren), 676 grandchildren, 182 brothers or sisters, 205 parents, 427 other relatives, 776 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,602 (1,757 male householders (1,327 living alone)), 1,909 female householders (1,693 living alone)), 935 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,480

Size of family households: 4,292 2-persons, 1,940 3-persons, 1,384 4-persons, 585 5-persons, 124 6-persons, 44 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,021 1-person, 560 2-persons, 49 3-persons, 34 4-persons, 5 6-persons.

4,227 married couples with children.
1,418 single-parent households (434 men, 984 women).

97.1% of residents of Preston speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 35% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (97% speak English very well, 3% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $186,186,000 ($6,236 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $14,110,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $88,892,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,049,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $168,000
Federal grants: $39,140,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,743,000 ($477,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $17,194,000 ($9,881,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,121,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,024,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,676,000

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

Births: 1,640
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,772
Here:

59 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: +937
Here:

+31 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Preston County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.42 millions of gallons per day (34% from ground, 66% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.6

Year house built in Preston County, West Virginia
  • Year house built in Preston County, West Virginia
  • 3492014 or later
  • 2652010 to 2013
  • 2,2042000 to 2009
  • 1,9341990 to 1999
  • 2,3111980 to 1989
  • 2,2901970 to 1979
  • 9421960 to 1969
  • 9401950 to 1959
  • 8241940 to 1949
  • 3,1411939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Preston County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Preston County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Preston County, West Virginia
  • 71 room
  • 882 rooms
  • 3133 rooms
  • 9874 rooms
  • 2,3135 rooms
  • 2,2966 rooms
  • 1,5637 rooms
  • 1,1248 rooms
  • 1,0019+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Preston County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Preston County, West Virginia
  • 191 room
  • 502 rooms
  • 2243 rooms
  • 5354 rooms
  • 7345 rooms
  • 3416 rooms
  • 1707 rooms
  • 938 rooms
  • 1369+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Preston County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Preston County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Preston County, West Virginia
  • 7no bedroom
  • 3601 bedroom
  • 2,0602 bedrooms
  • 5,5143 bedrooms
  • 1,4824 bedrooms
  • 2925+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Preston County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Preston County, West Virginia
  • 24no bedroom
  • 2821 bedroom
  • 7882 bedrooms
  • 1,0343 bedrooms
  • 1034 bedrooms
  • 485+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Preston County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Preston County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Preston County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 456no vehicle
  • 2,5331 vehicle
  • 4,2102 vehicles
  • 1,7543 vehicles
  • 5494 vehicles
  • 2725+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Preston County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Preston County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 283no vehicle
  • 1,1731 vehicle
  • 6622 vehicles
  • 1523 vehicles
  • 234 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.9% of Preston County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in West Virginia.

Preston County:

89.9%
State average:

88.4%

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

  • This state: 22,826
  • Other state: 9,694
  • Northeast: 1,684
  • Midwest: 2,146
  • South: 5,161
  • West: 700
Year householders moved into unit in Preston County, WV
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Preston County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 22.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.5%Electricity
  • 19.4%Utility gas
  • 19.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.1%Wood
  • 8.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 43.6%Electricity
  • 19.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.8%Utility gas
  • 13.7%Wood
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 219
Here:

7.2%
West Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 209
Here:

14.3%
West Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 139
Here:

20.0%
West Virginia:

16.9%

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

Preston County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,446,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,043,000
    Police Protection: $1,988,000
    General - Other: $1,099,000
    Financial Administration: $975,000
    Health - Other: $668,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $663,000
    Correctional Institutions: $610,000
    General Public Buildings: $273,000
    Parks and Recreation: $118,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $98,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,449,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,219,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $230,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $630,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $462,000
    Sale of Property: $409,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $126,000
    Interest Earnings: $44,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $271,000
    Central Staff Services: $234,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,431,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $398,000
    Health and Hospitals: $242,000
    Other: $143,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,301,000
    Other: $346,000
    Other Selective Sales: $112,000
    Other License: $96,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000

Preston County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,446,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,043,000
    Police Protection: $1,988,000
    General - Other: $1,099,000
    Financial Administration: $975,000
    Health - Other: $668,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $663,000
    Correctional Institutions: $610,000
    General Public Buildings: $273,000
    Parks and Recreation: $118,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $98,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,449,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,219,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $230,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $630,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $462,000
    Sale of Property: $409,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $126,000
    Interest Earnings: $44,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $271,000
    Central Staff Services: $234,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,431,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $398,000
    Health and Hospitals: $242,000
    Other: $143,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,301,000
    Other: $346,000
    Other Selective Sales: $112,000
    Other License: $96,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000

Preston County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,446,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,043,000
    Police Protection: $1,988,000
    General - Other: $1,099,000
    Financial Administration: $975,000
    Health - Other: $668,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $663,000
    Correctional Institutions: $610,000
    General Public Buildings: $273,000
    Parks and Recreation: $118,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $98,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,449,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,219,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $230,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $630,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $462,000
    Sale of Property: $409,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $126,000
    Interest Earnings: $44,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $271,000
    Central Staff Services: $234,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,431,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $398,000
    Health and Hospitals: $242,000
    Other: $143,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,301,000
    Other: $346,000
    Other Selective Sales: $112,000
    Other License: $96,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000

Preston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,446,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,043,000
    Police Protection: $1,988,000
    General - Other: $1,099,000
    Financial Administration: $975,000
    Health - Other: $668,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $663,000
    Correctional Institutions: $610,000
    General Public Buildings: $273,000
    Parks and Recreation: $118,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $98,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,449,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,219,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $230,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $630,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $462,000
    Sale of Property: $409,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $126,000
    Interest Earnings: $44,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $271,000
    Central Staff Services: $234,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,431,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $398,000
    Health and Hospitals: $242,000
    Other: $143,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,301,000
    Other: $346,000
    Other Selective Sales: $112,000
    Other License: $96,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,295
  • Number of aged recipients: 83
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,212
  • Number of recipients under 18: 180
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 888
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 227
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 381
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 584
Most common first names in Preston County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17777.4 years
William16873.3 years
Charles16374.4 years
John15675.9 years
James15570.6 years
Robert13166.6 years
George9576.8 years
Joseph7173.7 years
Harry6676.1 years
Richard6267.1 years
Most common last names in Preston County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bolyard12277.2 years
Wolfe10075.7 years
Miller9973.9 years
Shaffer9274.5 years
Taylor8975.6 years
Smith7477.7 years
Wiles6076.9 years
Knotts5974.0 years
Martin5975.7 years
Sisler5372.3 years
Businesses in Preston County, WV
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Circle K1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen3Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
Ford1Subway4
GNC1U-Haul2
GameStop1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1Walmart1
Hardee's1