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Upshur County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2016: 24,431 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 23,404 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,809
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,414
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,886
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,396 (it was 2,086 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

27%

Land area: 355 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 69 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Upshur County: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.8%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (15.7%), Retail trade (13.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 7%
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Races in Upshur County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  41.9 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years
Males: 12,201  (49.9%)
Females: 12,230  (50.1%)
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Average household size:
Upshur County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,973 ($26,973 in 1999)

This county:

$42,973
West Virginia:

$43,385

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $481 (lower quartile is $315, upper quartile is $644)
This county:

$481
State:

$521


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $122,072 (it was $66,300 in 2000)
Upshur:

$122,072
West Virginia:

$117,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,670 - $200,402
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $938
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $276

Institutionalized population: 157

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 18
  • Thefts: 50
  • Auto thefts: 7

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 56
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 48 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2008: 26 buildings, average cost: $146,100
  • 2009: 33 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2010: 42 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2011: 34 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2012: 39 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2013: 44 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2014: 51 buildings, average cost: $116,300

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: $619 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $497 (0.5%)

Upshur County household income distribution in 2009 Upshur County home values distribution Upshur County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.1%
Upshur County:

18.1%
West Virginia:

17.9%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 29.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.0% for American Indian residents, 89.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.9 years old
(Males: 41.6 years old, Females: 42.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.5 years old, Black residents: 19.6 years old, American Indian residents: 52.5 years old, Asian residents: 67.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 9.6 years old, Other race residents: 24.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Upshur County is $373 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $459 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $616 a month.

Cities in this county include: Buckhannon.

Upshur 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: Arapahoe County, Colorado , Arlington County, Virginia , Brown County, Ohio , Douglas County, Kansas , Gasconade County, Missouri , Loudoun County, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.4%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,781
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 171 (33.5% naturalized citizens)

Upshur County:

0.7%
Whole state:

1.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 70
  • 2000 to 2009: 0
  • 1990 to 1999: 33
  • 1980 to 1989: 17
  • 1970 to 1979: 15
  • Before 1970: 26
Note: State values scaled to Upshur County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.1%

Upshur County marital status for males Upshur County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,292
  • One, attached: 94
  • Two: 149
  • 3 or 4: 107
  • 5 to 9: 124
  • 10 to 19: 119
  • 20 to 49: 35
  • 50 or more: 196
  • Mobile homes: 2,109

Housing units in Upshur County with a mortgage: 3,063 (52 second mortgage, 201 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,670

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

47.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Upshur County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,23055
Evangelical Protestant1,77019
Other6272
Catholic5731
None17,054-
Upshur 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: 6
Upshur County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Upshur County:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Upshur County:

13.9%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Upshur County:

30.6%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Upshur County:

Average size of farms: 145 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $5,794
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $40.70
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.41%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.84%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $8,893
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.86%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.44%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,398
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.25%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.69
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.23%
Corn for grain: 20 harvested acres
Vegetables: 10 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 58 acres

Earthquake activity:

Upshur 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 176.1 miles away from Upshur 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 207.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 189.9 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 157.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 204.9 miles away from Upshur County center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 151.8 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 Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 22, 2016 to June 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4273: June 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4273, 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 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, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: May 03, 2009 to June 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1838: May 15, 2009, FEMA Id: 1838, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1696: May 01, 2007, FEMA Id: 1696, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Upshur County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, 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 (29%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

  • England (17%)
  • Venezuela (17%)
  • Germany (17%)
  • Ethiopia (14%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (8%)
  • Italy (6%)
  • Scotland (4%)

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

  • American (21%)
  • German (16%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Upshur County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,298 (81.1%)
  • Carpooled: 705 (7.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 95 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 452 (5.0%)
  • Worked at home: 453 (5.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 1,192 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 124 people in nursing homes
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 15 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 11 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

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

  • 1,057 people in college/university student housing
  • 152 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,979.

4.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.74% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($19,010 average AGI)
2.00% relocated from other states ($19,402 average AGI)
Upshur County:

2.00%
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 Lewis County, WV  0.57% ($29,106 average AGI)
from Barbour County, WV  0.38% ($25,742)
from Harrison County, WV  0.36% ($53,833)
from Randolph County, WV  0.28% ($21,304)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.23% ($45,474)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.16% ($31,385)
from Braxton County, WV  0.12% ($32,400)


4.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.03% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($18,959 average AGI)
1.75% relocated to other states ($12,856 average AGI)
Upshur County:

1.75%
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 Lewis County, WV  0.81% ($25,284 average AGI)
to Harrison County, WV  0.35% ($39,448)
to Barbour County, WV  0.29% ($29,875)
to Marion County, WV  0.27% ($22,545)
to Randolph County, WV  0.27% ($31,636)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.19% ($17,438)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.15% ($36,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Upshur County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Upshur County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Upshur County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Upshur County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Upshur County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,508 (3,543 aged, 965 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 407 (8%)

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 Upshur County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (286)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (272)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (255)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (217)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (160)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (157)
  • Unspecified dementia (153)
  • Congestive heart failure (117)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (83)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (77)

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: 4.17
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,739
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 288
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 60,039

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,147
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,278
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 140.1. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,431
  • In family households: 19,886 (2,995 male householders, 3,158 female householders)
    4,747 spouses, 6,705 children (6,119 natural, 275 adopted, 320 stepchildren), 656 grandchildren, 148 brothers or sisters, 236 parents, 446 other relatives, 825 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,322 (1,295 male householders (1,131 living alone)), 1,445 female householders (1,252 living alone)), 573 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,216

Size of family households: 3,191 2-persons, 1,423 3-persons, 980 4-persons, 364 5-persons, 124 6-persons, 63 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,382 1-person, 328 2-persons, 23 4-persons.

2,973 married couples with children.
1,297 single-parent households (449 men, 848 women).

99.1% of residents of Upshur speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $140,396,000 ($5,851 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,565,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $67,051,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,192,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $182,000
Federal grants: $31,386,000
Federal procurement contracts: $858,000 ($83,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,728,000 ($2,453,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,845,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,708,000
Federal Government insurance: $22,725,000

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

Births: 1,446
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,366
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +27
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +230
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Upshur County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.14 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 36
  • 2010 to 2013: 191
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,340
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,685
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,842
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,362
  • 1960 to 1969: 960
  • 1950 to 1959: 700
  • 1940 to 1949: 491
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,515
Note: State values scaled to Upshur population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Upshur County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Upshur County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 105
  • 4 rooms: 551
  • 5 rooms: 1,490
  • 6 rooms: 1,526
  • 7 rooms: 1,246
  • 8 rooms: 913
  • 9+ rooms: 857
  • 1 room: 59
  • 2 rooms: 115
  • 3 rooms: 164
  • 4 rooms: 493
  • 5 rooms: 601
  • 6 rooms: 343
  • 7 rooms: 174
  • 8 rooms: 131
  • 9+ rooms: 74
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Upshur County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Upshur County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 215
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,088
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,987
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,194
  • 5+ bedrooms: 284
  • no bedroom: 81
  • 1 bedroom: 282
  • 2 bedrooms: 727
  • 3 bedrooms: 955
  • 4 bedrooms: 100
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Upshur County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Upshur County population
  • no vehicle: 230
  • 1 vehicle: 2,017
  • 2 vehicles: 2,850
  • 3 vehicles: 1,221
  • 4 vehicles: 334
  • 5+ vehicles: 74
  • no vehicle: 383
  • 1 vehicle: 957
  • 2 vehicles: 665
  • 3 vehicles: 122
  • 4 vehicles: 35
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

86% of Upshur County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in West Virginia.

Upshur County:

86.3%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 18,546
  • Other state: 5,610
  • Northeast: 1,543
  • Midwest: 1,307
  • South: 2,417
  • West: 337

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Upshur County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.4%)
  • Electricity (29.0%)
  • Wood (12.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Coal or coke (0.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (47.4%)
  • Electricity (42.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.7%)
  • Wood (4.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 111
Here:

4.7%
West Virginia:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 69
Here:

6.7%
West Virginia:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,077
Here:

73.9%
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)

Upshur County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $769,000
    General - Other: $150,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $1,358,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,250,000
    Central Staff Services: $871,000
    Police Protection: $647,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $627,000
    General Public Buildings: $627,000
    Local Fire Protection: $335,000
    Health - Other: $274,000
    General - Other: $265,000
    Parks and Recreation: $238,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $142,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $116,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $24,000
    Corrections - Other: $12,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,247,000

Upshur County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,182,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $842,000
    General Local Government Support: $282,000
    All Other: $40,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $484,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $224,000
    Interest Earnings: $132,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $249,000
    General Local Government Support: $200,000
    All Other: $195,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,166,000
    NEC: $421,000
    Other License: $225,000

Upshur County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,941,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,607,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $334,000

Upshur County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,431,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,607,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,118
  • Number of aged recipients: 79
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,039
  • Number of recipients under 18: 135
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 774
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 209
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 415
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 489
Upshur County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Upshur County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Upshur County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William13073.8 years
James12470.4 years
Mary12379.8 years
John11974.2 years
Charles10575.0 years
Robert8969.8 years
George6275.4 years
Ruth5880.2 years
Richard4869.3 years
Paul4673.1 years
Most common last names in Upshur County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12577.3 years
Tenney10579.4 years
Cutright7278.8 years
Miller6673.2 years
Bennett5876.3 years
Phillips5376.1 years
Hinkle4979.3 years
Reed4878.9 years
Westfall4674.3 years
Queen4479.0 years
Businesses in Upshur County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Burger King1Lowe's1
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Papa John's Pizza1
FedEx2Pizza Hut1
Ford1Rite Aid1
GNC1Sears1
Goodwill1Subway3
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular1
Hilton1UPS2
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1