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Taylor County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2016: 16,811 (40% urban, 60% rural); it was 16,089 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,734
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,560
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,029
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,484 (it was 1,291 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

27%

Land area: 173 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 97 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Taylor County: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (40.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.0%), Construction (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Taylor County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  43.5 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years
Males: 8,494  (50.5%)
Females: 8,317  (49.5%)

Taylor County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Taylor County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,142 ($27,124 in 1999)

This county:

$45,142
West Virginia:

$43,385

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $443 (lower quartile is $307, upper quartile is $560)
This county:

$443
State:

$521


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $107,361 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Taylor:

$107,361
West Virginia:

$117,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,570 - $202,354
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $918
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $324

Institutionalized population: 507

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: 1
  • Thefts: 4
  • Auto thefts: 1

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 4
  • Thefts: 8
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $43,700
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $65,300
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $45,200
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $61,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $202,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $169,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $781 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $554 (0.6%)

Taylor County household income distribution in 2009 Taylor County home values distribution Taylor County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.8%
Taylor County:

16.8%
West Virginia:

17.9%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for Black residents, 16.4% for other race residents, 16.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.5 years old
(Males: 41.6 years old, Females: 45.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.9 years old, Black residents: 41.7 years old, American Indian residents: 57.8 years old, Asian residents: 23.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 39.7 years old, Other race residents: 15.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Taylor County is $405 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $478 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $573 a month.

Cities in this county include: Grafton, Flemington.

Taylor 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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Taylor County: Camp (A), Bancs Volunteer Fire Department (B), Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department (C), McClellan Volunteer Fire Department (D), Smithburg Volunteer Fire Department (E), West Virginia Industrial Home for Youth Library (F), North Central Regional Jail (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Taylor County include: Victory Baptist Church (A), Vermont Baptist Church (B), Hurst Chapel United Methodist Church (C), Indian Fork Baptist Church (D), Union Mission Church (E), Kates Chapel (F), Knights Chapel (G), Liberty Baptist Church (H), South Branch Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Duckworth Cemetery (1), Freeman Cemetery (2), Keys Cemetery (3), Underwood Cemetery (4), Childers Cemetery (5), Hart Cemetery (6), Fleming Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Crystal Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Traugh Fork (A), Trap Run (B), Toms Fork (C), Taylor Drain (D), Tarkiln Run (E), Talkington Fork (F), Sycamore Fork (G), Sugarcamp Run (H), Sugar Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Douglas County, Nevada , Cecil County, Maryland , Clay County, Indiana , Greene County, Indiana , Owen County, Indiana , Vinton County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 444
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 139 (46.4% naturalized citizens)

Taylor County:

0.8%
Whole state:

1.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 30
  • 2000 to 2009: 17
  • 1990 to 1999: 22
  • 1980 to 1989: 31
  • 1970 to 1979: 18
  • Before 1970: 33
Note: State values scaled to Taylor County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 43.3%

Taylor County marital status for males Taylor County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,925
  • One, attached: 10
  • Two: 97
  • 3 or 4: 140
  • 5 to 9: 170
  • 10 to 19: 50
  • 20 to 49: 48
  • 50 or more: 131
  • Mobile homes: 938

Housing units in Taylor County with a mortgage: 2,357 (43 second mortgage, 174 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,831

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

47.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Taylor County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,97530
Evangelical Protestant1,47814
Catholic3951
Other-1
None12,047-
Taylor 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: 2
Taylor County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Taylor County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Taylor County:

11.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

29.6%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Taylor County:

Average size of farms: 125 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $11,555
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $197.76
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 52.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $10,439
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.14%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $22,967
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.55%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.61
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.24%
Land in orchards: 21 acres

Tornado activity:

Taylor County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 3479934.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/1/1986, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Taylor 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 150.0 miles away from Taylor County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 167.2 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 224.5 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 167.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 184.4 miles away from Taylor County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 222.9 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 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
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: November 11, 2003 to November 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1500: November 21, 2003, FEMA Id: 1500, 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
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 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 (37%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)

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

  • Philippines (33%)
  • Dominican Republic (23%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (18%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Ireland (9%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Scotland (0%)

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

  • American (45%)
  • German (12%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)

Taylor County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,714 (81.7%)
  • Carpooled: 222 (6.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 27 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 116 (3.5%)
  • Walked: 30 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 199 (6.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 249 people in state prisons
  • 171 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 369 people in state prisons
  • 138 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,008.

5.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.77% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($22,189 average AGI)
1.67% relocated from other states ($12,759 average AGI)
Taylor County:

1.67%
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 Harrison County, WV  0.98% ($36,345 average AGI)
from Marion County, WV  0.96% ($30,175)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.83% ($36,714)
from Barbour County, WV  0.37% ($27,227)


5.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,280 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.53% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($18,827 average AGI)
1.66% relocated to other states ($12,453 average AGI)
Taylor County:

1.66%
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 Harrison County, WV  1.13% ($26,806 average AGI)
to Marion County, WV  0.76% ($23,089)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.63% ($33,486)
to Preston County, WV  0.24% ($34,429)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Births per 1000 population in Taylor County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Taylor County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Taylor County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Taylor County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Taylor County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,117 (2,409 aged, 708 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 290 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (212)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (202)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (177)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (166)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (132)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (129)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (100)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (72)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (64)
  • Unspecified dementia (61)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.17
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,715
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 623
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,384

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 890
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,271

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,811
  • In family households: 13,602 (2,175 male householders, 2,159 female householders)
    3,231 spouses, 4,648 children (4,309 natural, 129 adopted, 204 stepchildren), 389 grandchildren, 166 brothers or sisters, 124 parents, 211 other relatives, 464 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,769 (1,180 male householders (1,008 living alone)), 1,052 female householders (849 living alone)), 532 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 438

Size of family households: 2,300 2-persons, 953 3-persons, 734 4-persons, 195 5-persons, 100 6-persons, 58 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,855 1-person, 323 2-persons, 57 4-persons.

2,238 married couples with children.
629 single-parent households (195 men, 434 women).

98.1% of residents of Taylor speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $106,790,000 ($6,591 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,762,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,583,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,478,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $377,000
Federal grants: $26,213,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,641,000 ($3,880,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,498,000 ($3,168,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $398,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,427,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,871,000

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

Births: 847
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 976
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +348
Here:

+21 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Taylor County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.97 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 96
  • 2010 to 2013: 48
  • 2000 to 2009: 970
  • 1990 to 1999: 974
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,015
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,308
  • 1960 to 1969: 402
  • 1950 to 1959: 385
  • 1940 to 1949: 555
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,765
Note: State values scaled to Taylor population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Taylor County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Taylor County population
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 96
  • 4 rooms: 641
  • 5 rooms: 1,157
  • 6 rooms: 1,203
  • 7 rooms: 929
  • 8 rooms: 486
  • 9+ rooms: 658
  • 1 room: 59
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 182
  • 4 rooms: 346
  • 5 rooms: 273
  • 6 rooms: 217
  • 7 rooms: 90
  • 8 rooms: 149
  • 9+ rooms: 37
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Taylor County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Taylor County population
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 137
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,339
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,795
  • 4 bedrooms: 633
  • 5+ bedrooms: 243
  • no bedroom: 57
  • 1 bedroom: 211
  • 2 bedrooms: 563
  • 3 bedrooms: 494
  • 4 bedrooms: 49
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Taylor County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Taylor County population
  • no vehicle: 206
  • 1 vehicle: 1,476
  • 2 vehicles: 2,072
  • 3 vehicles: 1,126
  • 4 vehicles: 266
  • 5+ vehicles: 60
  • no vehicle: 263
  • 1 vehicle: 626
  • 2 vehicles: 386
  • 3 vehicles: 86
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

90% of Taylor County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in West Virginia.

Taylor County:

89.8%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 13,384
  • Other state: 3,147
  • Northeast: 976
  • Midwest: 766
  • South: 1,233
  • West: 167

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Taylor County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (48.6%)
  • Electricity (23.8%)
  • Wood (10.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.5%)
  • Other fuel (4.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Coal or coke (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (53.2%)
  • Electricity (39.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.1%)
  • Wood (2.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 209
Here:

13.5%
West Virginia:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 44
Here:

7.1%
West Virginia:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 146
Here:

24.9%
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)

Taylor County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $454,000
    Central Staff Services: $452,000
    Corrections - Other: $411,000
    General - Other: $300,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $245,000
    Libraries: $245,000
    Police Protection: $196,000
    Fire Protection: $104,000
    General Public Buildings: $71,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,507,000

Taylor County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $156,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $80,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $423,000
    Interest Earnings: $51,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $23,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,687,000
    NEC: $65,000
    Public Utilities: $29,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000

Taylor County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $544,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $476,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $68,000

Taylor County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,036,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $476,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 730
  • Number of aged recipients: 34
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 696
  • Number of recipients under 18: 77
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 527
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 126
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 270
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 308
Taylor County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Taylor County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Taylor County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary14777.1 years
Charles12273.5 years
John12272.7 years
William10274.2 years
James9370.1 years
Robert8172.5 years
George5276.8 years
Margaret4377.9 years
Paul4169.6 years
Ruth3880.4 years
Most common last names in Taylor County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mayle7172.8 years
Poling5368.4 years
Bolyard4676.5 years
Smith4177.1 years
Miller4077.0 years
Wolfe3874.1 years
Knotts3772.8 years
Mcdaniel3280.3 years
Brown3278.5 years
Johnson3280.0 years
Businesses in Taylor County, WV
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1