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Ritchie County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2016: 9,962 (all rural); it was 10,343 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,550
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,913
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,418
Renter-occupied apartments: 904 (it was 766 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

27%

Land area: 454 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ritchie County: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.2%), Manufacturing (17.5%), Educational, health and social services (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Ritchie County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
Median resident age:  45.7 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years
Males: 4,919  (49.4%)
Females: 5,043  (50.6%)
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Average household size:
Ritchie County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,559 ($27,332 in 1999)

This county:

$41,559
West Virginia:

$43,385

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $413 (lower quartile is $281, upper quartile is $550)
This county:

$413
State:

$521


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $88,260 (it was $50,800 in 2000)
Ritchie:

$88,260
West Virginia:

$117,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,278 - $167,978
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $780
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $227

Institutionalized population: 106

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 24
  • Thefts: 22
  • Auto thefts: 5

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 34
  • Thefts: 29
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $51,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $179,400
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $179,400
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $179,400
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $179,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 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 2016: $658 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $505 (0.8%)

Ritchie County household income distribution in 2009 Ritchie County home values distribution Ritchie County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.6%
Ritchie County:

19.6%
West Virginia:

17.9%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 90.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for other race residents, 10.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 45.7 years old
(Males: 45.5 years old, Females: 45.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.2 years old, Black residents: 73.9 years old, American Indian residents: 18.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.4 years old, Other race residents: 9.4 years old)

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

Cities in this county include: Harrisville, Pennsboro, Ellenboro, Cairo, Pullman, Auburn.

Ritchie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Chester County, Pennsylvania , Washington County, Maryland , Jersey County, Illinois , Pitkin County, Colorado .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 294
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 18 (82.5% naturalized citizens)

Ritchie County:

0.2%
Whole state:

1.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 3
  • 2000 to 2009: 0
  • 1990 to 1999: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 0
  • 1970 to 1979: 2
  • Before 1970: 17
Note: State values scaled to Ritchie County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.1%

Ritchie County marital status for males Ritchie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,409
  • One, attached: 20
  • Two: 47
  • 3 or 4: 57
  • 5 to 9: 67
  • 10 to 19: 21
  • 20 or more: 16
  • Mobile homes: 1,186

Housing units in Ritchie County with a mortgage: 1,187 (41 second mortgage, 149 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,801

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

47.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ritchie County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,30927
Evangelical Protestant1,01317
Other2683
Black Protestant1781
Catholic971
None6,584-
Ritchie 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: 4
Ritchie County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Ritchie County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ritchie County:

13.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Ritchie County:

30.4%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Ritchie County:

Average size of farms: 223 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,377
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $36.09
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 80.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $8,510
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,790
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.97%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.84
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.10%
Land in orchards: 26 acres

Earthquake activity:

Ritchie County-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 82% 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 162.4 miles away from Ritchie 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 169.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 166.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 168.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 145.9 miles away from Ritchie County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 149.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 08, 2015 to April 11, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4220: May 18, 2015, FEMA Id: 4220, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 15, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4210: March 31, 2015, FEMA Id: 4210, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3358: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3358, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3345: June 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3345, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4071: July 23, 2012, FEMA Id: 4071, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: 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 Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1881: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1881, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 03, 2008 to June 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1769: June 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 1769, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • 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
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

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

  • Germany (82%)
  • Australia (12%)
  • England (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)

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

  • American (27%)
  • German (16%)
  • Irish (14%)
  • English (9%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)

Ritchie County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,426 (84.6%)
  • Carpooled: 378 (9.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 29 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 73 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 108 (2.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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

54 people in nursing homes
22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,034.

4.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.65% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($32,271 average AGI)
1.62% relocated from other states ($9,602 average AGI)
Ritchie County:

1.62%
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 Wood County, WV  0.88% ($47,176 average AGI)
from Doddridge County, WV  0.41% ($26,125)
from Harrison County, WV  0.26% ($60,100)


5.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.90% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($18,469 average AGI)
1.43% relocated to other states ($6,627 average AGI)
Ritchie County:

1.43%
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 Wood County, WV  1.55% ($20,311 average AGI)
to Pleasants County, WV  0.56% ($32,318)
to Harrison County, WV  0.43% ($26,647)
to Doddridge County, WV  0.33% ($18,923)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Ritchie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Ritchie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Ritchie County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ritchie County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ritchie County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,380 (1,765 aged, 615 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 247 (11%)

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 Ritchie County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (159)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (154)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (133)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (119)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (109)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (77)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (56)
  • Congestive heart failure (47)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (41)
  • Unspecified dementia (39)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,347
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,290

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 38

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,962
  • In family households: 8,175 (1,169 male householders, 1,311 female householders)
    1,888 spouses, 2,864 children (2,570 natural, 200 adopted, 112 stepchildren), 339 grandchildren, 29 brothers or sisters, 149 parents, 157 other relatives, 295 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,722 (776 male householders (669 living alone)), 620 female householders (529 living alone)), 321 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 65

Size of family households: 1,271 2-persons, 593 3-persons, 357 4-persons, 110 5-persons, 116 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,196 1-person, 162 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 19 4-persons.

1,056 married couples with children.
593 single-parent households (161 men, 432 women).

99.6% of residents of Ritchie speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $64,465,000 ($6,148 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $985,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $30,832,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,246,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $25,000
Federal grants: $17,082,000
Federal procurement contracts: $530,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,749,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,108,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $262,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,456,000

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

Births: 639
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 690
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +263
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Ritchie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.52 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 176
  • 2010 to 2013: 48
  • 2000 to 2009: 493
  • 1990 to 1999: 788
  • 1980 to 1989: 699
  • 1970 to 1979: 777
  • 1960 to 1969: 536
  • 1950 to 1959: 494
  • 1940 to 1949: 389
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,478
Note: State values scaled to Ritchie population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ritchie County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ritchie County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 51
  • 4 rooms: 353
  • 5 rooms: 548
  • 6 rooms: 616
  • 7 rooms: 539
  • 8 rooms: 478
  • 9+ rooms: 411
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 92
  • 4 rooms: 172
  • 5 rooms: 178
  • 6 rooms: 142
  • 7 rooms: 166
  • 8 rooms: 49
  • 9+ rooms: 61
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ritchie County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ritchie County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 106
  • 2 bedrooms: 592
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,624
  • 4 bedrooms: 523
  • 5+ bedrooms: 153
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 116
  • 2 bedrooms: 271
  • 3 bedrooms: 375
  • 4 bedrooms: 84
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35
Cars and other vehicles available in Ritchie County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ritchie County population
  • no vehicle: 92
  • 1 vehicle: 955
  • 2 vehicles: 1,159
  • 3 vehicles: 521
  • 4 vehicles: 208
  • 5+ vehicles: 57
  • no vehicle: 160
  • 1 vehicle: 507
  • 2 vehicles: 117
  • 3 vehicles: 86
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

91% of Ritchie County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

Ritchie County:

91.0%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 7,913
  • Other state: 1,962
  • Northeast: 510
  • Midwest: 701
  • South: 677
  • West: 60

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ritchie County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (82.8%)
  • Electricity (10.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.4%)
  • Wood (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (76.8%)
  • Electricity (15.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.9%)
  • Wood (3.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

4.2%
West Virginia:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
West Virginia:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 55
Here:

26.7%
West Virginia:

15.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 597
  • Number of aged recipients: 50
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 547
  • Number of recipients under 18: 76
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 404
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 117
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 220
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 271
Ritchie County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Ritchie County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary9279.7 years
John8076.1 years
William7874.5 years
James7674.6 years
Charles6177.0 years
George3878.3 years
Robert3867.9 years
Harry3073.2 years
Carl2872.2 years
Virginia2781.1 years
Most common last names in Ritchie County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones6873.2 years
Wilson5380.8 years
Smith4781.4 years
Davis3978.3 years
Collins3978.8 years
Richards3275.9 years
Goff2977.3 years
Layfield2779.3 years
Cunningham2675.2 years
Reed2675.2 years
Businesses in Ritchie County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
H&R Block1