Tyler County, West Virginia (WV)

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County population in 2012: 9,037 (9% urban, 91% rural); it was 9,592 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,411
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,756
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,211
Renter-occupied apartments: 691 (it was 625 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

27%

Land area: 258 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Tyler County: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (49.4%), Information (22.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Tyler County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.5%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 4,513  (50.9%)
Females: 4,695  (49.1%)
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Tyler County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Tyler County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,406 ($29,290 in 1999)

This county:

$39406
West Virginia:

$41253

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $278 (lower quartile is $223, upper quartile is $412)
This county:

$278
State:

$461


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $82,455 (it was $59,800 in 2000)
Tyler:

$82,455
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,269 - $124,468
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $767
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $270

Institutionalized population: 64

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

Tyler County, WV map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $559 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $491 (0.7%)

Tyler County household income distribution in 2009 Tyler County home values distribution Tyler County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.9%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 13.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.6%
Tyler County:

20.6%
West Virginia:

18.5%
(20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 15.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 88 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tyler 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: Paden City, Sistersville, Middlebourne, Friendly.

Tyler 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 Tyler County: Next (A), Sistersville Country Club Golf Course (B), Josephs Mills (C), Tyler County Emergency Medical Services Unit 3 / Alma Emergency Medical Services (D), Alma Volunteer Fire Department (E), General Electric Advanced Materials Ambulance (F), Shirley Volunteer Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tyler County include: Walnut Fork Church (A), Victory Church (B), Lawson Church (C), Archers Chapel (D), Ash Church (E), Big Run Church (F), Low Gap Church (G), Zion Church (H), Smith Ridge Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Underwood Cemetery (1), Garrett Cemetery (2), Elk Fork Cemetery (3), Oakwood Cemetery (4), Greenwood Cemetery (5), Friendly Cemetery (6), Smith Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sunfish Run (A), Sugarcamp Run (B), Sugar Run (C), Stewart Run (D), Stewart Fork (E), Stackpole Run (F), South Fork Sugar Creek (G), Wharrys Run (H), Short Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tyler County include: Conaway Run Wildlife Management Area (1), Jug Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Doddridge County , Pleasants County , Ritchie County , Wetzel County , Monroe County, Ohio , Washington County, Ohio .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 245
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 27 (56% naturalized citizens)

Tyler County:

0.3%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1985 to 1989: 5
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 12

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.1%

Tyler County marital status for males Tyler County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Tyler County with a mortgage: 1,005 (32 second mortgage, 72 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,118

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Tyler County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,23215
Evangelical Protestant1,08718
Catholic1222
Other1-
None6,766-
Tyler 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
Tyler County:

4.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

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

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Tyler County:

12.4%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Tyler County:

31.8%
State:

31.1%

Agriculture in Tyler County:

Average size of farms: 177 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $4,841
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $36.16
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 78.38%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $7,174
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.35%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,370
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.24
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.27%
Corn for grain: 62 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 55 acres

Tornado activity:

Tyler County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 25818250.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Tyler 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 140.6 miles away from Tyler 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 185.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 145.9 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 184.3 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 169.0 miles away from Tyler County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 195.7 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:


The number of natural disasters in Tyler County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • United Kingdom (30%)
  • India (26%)
  • Canada (22%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Greece (7%)
  • Turkey (7%)

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

  • United States or American (28%)
  • German (20%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Tyler County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,690 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 488 (14%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 112 (3%)
  • Other means: 22 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 102 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 68 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
64 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
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 $44,693.

4.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,019 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.93% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($17,705 average AGI)
1.99% relocated from other states ($14,314 average AGI)
Tyler County:

1.99%
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 Wetzel County, WV  1.67% ($27,660 average AGI)


5.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,056 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.59% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($21,652 average AGI)
1.48% relocated to other states ($10,398 average AGI)
Tyler County:

1.48%
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 Wetzel County, WV  1.70% ($32,130 average AGI)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.31% ($19,000)
to Pleasants County, WV  0.31% ($43,400)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in Tyler County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Tyler County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Tyler County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,642 (1,329 aged, 313 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.68
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2114.260
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 128.140
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 75493.86

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 995.720
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1092.080

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10.17
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74.95

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.71

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,141

Size of family households: 1,365 2-persons, 542 3-persons, 445 4-persons, 194 5-persons, 58 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,051 1-person, 144 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

1,616 married couples with children.
444 single-parent households (121 men, 323 women).

98.7% of residents of Tyler County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $48,022,000 ($5128 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $639,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,888,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,944,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,000
Federal grants: $10,392,000
Federal procurement contracts: $331,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,454,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $173,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $580,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,292,000

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

Births: 446
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 614
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -75
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Tyler County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.45 millions of gallons per day (11% from ground, 89% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 368
  • 1990 to 1999: 508
  • 1980 to 1989: 695
  • 1970 to 1979: 813
  • 1960 to 1969: 473
  • 1950 to 1959: 401
  • 1940 to 1949: 312
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,356
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tyler County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 315
  • 5 rooms: 751
  • 6 rooms: 896
  • 7 rooms: 542
  • 8 rooms: 359
  • 9+ rooms: 297
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 65
  • 4 rooms: 148
  • 5 rooms: 155
  • 6 rooms: 110
  • 7 rooms: 72
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9+ rooms: 16
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tyler County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 99
  • 2 bedrooms: 795
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,728
  • 4 bedrooms: 499
  • 5+ bedrooms: 66
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 104
  • 2 bedrooms: 263
  • 3 bedrooms: 215
  • 4 bedrooms: 32
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Tyler County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 218
  • 1 vehicle: 989
  • 2 vehicles: 1,374
  • 3 vehicles: 465
  • 4 vehicles: 128
  • 5+ vehicles: 37
  • no vehicle: 123
  • 1 vehicle: 323
  • 2 vehicles: 151
  • 3 vehicles: 20
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

67% of Tyler County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in West Virginia.

Tyler County:

66.9%
State average:

63.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tyler County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (71.8%)
  • Wood (9.2%)
  • Electricity (8.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (66.1%)
  • Electricity (15.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.0%)
  • Wood (7.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

1.0%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

0.7%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 40
Here:

17.3%
West Virginia:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Tyler County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $546,000
    Financial Administration: $266,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $236,000
    Police Protection: $160,000
    General Public Buildings: $99,000
    Correctional Institutions: $95,000
    General - Other: $54,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $149,000
    General - Other: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $865,000

Tyler County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $343,000
    Regular Highways: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $175,000
    Natural Resources: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $34,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $497,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $43,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $12,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $97,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,166,000
    Amusements Sales: $82,000
    Other Selective Sales: $41,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $38,000

Tyler County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,624,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $11,059,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $565,000

Tyler County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,374,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,059,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Tyler County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Tyler County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Tyler County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11179.9 years
William9676.1 years
Charles9575.0 years
John8875.5 years
Robert7969.1 years
James7873.1 years
George5175.0 years
Paul4170.9 years
Ruth3681.1 years
Helen3176.7 years
Most common last names in Tyler County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6474.7 years
Wells4079.6 years
Eddy3975.9 years
Baker3776.6 years
Henderson3377.5 years
Thomas3276.1 years
Stewart3176.4 years
Martin2974.2 years
Weekley2876.0 years
Neff2672.2 years
Businesses in Tyler County, WV
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1True Value1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
Ford1

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