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Wetzel County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2019: 15,222 (46% urban, 54% rural); it was 17,693 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,390
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,018
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,622
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,560 (it was 1,542 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

27%

Land area: 359 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Wetzel County: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (36.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (24.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Wetzel County, WV (2019)
    • 14,76383.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1610.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1400.8%Two or more races
    • 1240.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 310.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

46.4 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Males: 7,363  (48.4%)
Females: 7,859  (51.6%)
Average household size:
Wetzel County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,080 ($30,935 in 1999)
This county:

$45,080
West Virginia:

$48,850

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $447 (lower quartile is $324, upper quartile is $666)
This county:

$447
State:

$551


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $107,931 (it was $59,900 in 2000)
Wetzel:

$107,931
West Virginia:

$124,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,408 - $157,255
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $886
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $299

Institutionalized population: 109

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 1
  • Thefts: 1
  • Auto thefts: 0
Wetzel County, WV map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $48,700
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $45,400
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $48,300
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $45,400
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $45,400
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $50,600
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $70,300
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2017: 45 buildings, average cost: $87,900
  • 2018: 50 buildings, average cost: $87,900
  • 2019: 54 buildings, average cost: $87,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Wetzel, WV residents
Average permit cost in Wetzel, WV
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $745 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $510 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Wetzel, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wetzel, WV in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Wetzel, WV in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.2%
Wetzel County:

20.2%
West Virginia:

16.0%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 87.8% for other race residents, 6.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.4 years old
(Males: 45.8 years old, Females: 46.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.1 years old, Black residents: 34.4 years old, Asian residents: 80.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 12.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wetzel County is $409 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $459 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $584 a month.

Cities in this county include: New Martinsville, Pine Grove, Reader, Hundred, Littleton, Jacksonburg, Smithfield.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wetzel County: White Rock Light (A), Glenmark Center (B), The Pines Country Club Golf Course (C), Pikewood National Golf Club (D), Paradise Lake Golf Course (E), Mountaineer Golf and Country Club (F), Dunkard Valley Golf Course (G), Maidsville Landing (H), Camp Muffly (I), United States Bureau of Mines Appalachian Experiment Station (J), John (K), Little Falls Light (L), Camp Mountaineer (M), Browns-Halleck Library (N), Clinton District Volunteer Fire Department (O), Cool Springs Volunteer Fire Department (P), River Road Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Federal Correctional Institution - Morgantown (R), Triune - Halleck Volunteer Fire Department (S), Monongalia Emergency Medical Services (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Morgantown Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Wetzel County include: Valley Chapel United Methodist Church (A), Union United Methodist Church (B), Johnson United Methodist Church (C), Pisgah United Methodist Church (D), National Church of God (E), Hope Halleck United Methodist Church (F), Harmony Grove Methodist Church (G), Friendship Baptist Church (H), Delmar Union Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Highland Cemetery (1), White Cemetery (2), Brand Cemetery (3), Brewer Cemetery (4), McCurdysville Cemetery (5), Wilson Cemetery (6), Arnettsville Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Dogwood Lake (A), Harris Lake (B), Strawn Lake (C), Stiles Run Dam (D), Loar Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Lake (E), Humphrey Slurry Pond (F), Hildebrand Pool (G), Opekiska Pool (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Toms Run (A), Thomas Run (B), Sugar Run (C), Stewart Run (D), Snider Run (E), Smoky Drain (F), Scotts Run (G), Scott Run (H), Russell Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wetzel County include: Dorseys Knob Park (1), Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area (2), Mount Sarver Ball Field (3), Riverside Park (4), Saint Markellas Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cecil County, Maryland , Harford County, Maryland , Decatur County, Indiana , Marshall County , Vermillion County, Indiana , Washington County, Ohio .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.7%
West Virginia:

5.7%

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

Current college students: 464
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 48 (88.0% naturalized citizens)

Wetzel County:

0.3%
Whole state:

1.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 72010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 351990 to 1999
  • 71980 to 1989
  • 151970 to 1979
  • 16Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.2%

Wetzel County marital status for males Wetzel County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,039
  • One, attached: 128
  • Two: 151
  • 3 or 4: 341
  • 5 to 9: 143
  • 10 to 19: 55
  • 20 to 49: 38
  • 50 or more: 59
  • Mobile homes: 1,225

Housing units in Wetzel County with a mortgage: 1,515 (10 second mortgage, 87 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,054

Here:

25.0% with mortgage
State:

46.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wetzel County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,61544
Mainline Protestant3,09522
Catholic6642
Other3682
None8,841-
Wetzel 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
Wetzel County:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Wetzel County:

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wetzel County:

11.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Wetzel County:

31.1%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Wetzel County:

Average size of farms: 146 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $2,137
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $28.55
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.72%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.97%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $4,173
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.32%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $20,497
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.33
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.52%
Vegetables: 4 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 15 acres

Tornado activity:

Wetzel County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 5112656.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/3/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wetzel County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 191.8 miles away from Wetzel County center
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) earthquake occurred 129.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 138.3 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 199.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 219.1 miles away from Wetzel 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 198.5 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4517-WV: April 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4517, Natural disaster type: Other
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 14, 2018 - February 20, 2018, FEMA Id: 4359, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: July 28, 2017 - July 29, 2017, FEMA Id: 4331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • 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 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 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
  • 13 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Wetzel County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Landslides: 8, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Wetzel

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,531 (84.9%)
  • Carpooled: 452 (6.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 41 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 265 (4.1%)
  • Worked at home: 218 (3.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Firefighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Ghana (77%)
  • Netherlands (15%)
  • Russia (12%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)
  • England (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wetzel County


  • American (30%)
  • German (20%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

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

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

  • 118 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded
109 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
14 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,526.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in West Virginia.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.
Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


5.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,931 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
West Virginia average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.63% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($26,075 average AGI)
1.76% relocated to other states ($12,859 average AGI)
Wetzel County:

1.76%
West Virginia average:

3.00%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tyler County, WV  1.30% ($39,675 average AGI)
to Marshall County, WV  0.69% ($39,805)
to Marion County, WV  0.34% ($39,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Wetzel County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Wetzel County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Wetzel County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wetzel County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Wetzel County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wetzel County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wetzel County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wetzel County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Wetzel County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,768 (3,057 aged, 711 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 339 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Wetzel County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (420)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (310)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (301)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (158)
  • Other lack of expected normal physiological development (101)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (81)
  • Congestive heart failure (61)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (33)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (23)
  • Unspecified dementia (23)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.87
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,435
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 311
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 80,256

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,034
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,355
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 105

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 225.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 175.4
  • Other - 50.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,222
  • Male householders: 3,008 (655 living alone), Female householders: 2,721 (974 living alone)
  • 2,710 spouses (2,704 opposite-sex spouses), 378 unmarried partners, (373 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,919 children (3,518 natural, 125 adopted, 275 stepchildren), 789 grandchildren, 79 brothers or sisters, 182 parents, 51 foster children, 401 other relatives, 844 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 136

Size of family households: 2,054 2-persons, 830 3-persons, 470 4-persons, 196 5-persons, 60 6-persons, 49 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,629 1-person, 404 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 37 5-persons.

1,408 married couples with children.
863 single-parent households (232 men, 631 women).

99.6% of residents of Wetzel speak English at home.
0.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% 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 very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $125,013,000 ($7,333 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,708,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $63,241,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,017,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $120,000
Federal grants: $30,791,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,019,000 ($253,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,826,000 ($1,100,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $847,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,768,000
Federal Government insurance: $29,072,000

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

Births: 1,016
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,093
Here:

64 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: -484
Here -28 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wetzel County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.38 millions of gallons per day (96% from ground, 4% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.7

Year house built in Wetzel County, West Virginia
  • Year house built in Wetzel County, West Virginia
  • 232014 or later
  • 482010 to 2013
  • 3202000 to 2009
  • 6061990 to 1999
  • 1,0461980 to 1989
  • 1,4161970 to 1979
  • 1,2101960 to 1969
  • 9581950 to 1959
  • 6271940 to 1949
  • 1,9581939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wetzel County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wetzel County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wetzel County, West Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 393 rooms
  • 3104 rooms
  • 7105 rooms
  • 1,2716 rooms
  • 8957 rooms
  • 6618 rooms
  • 6749+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wetzel County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wetzel County, West Virginia
  • 461 room
  • 182 rooms
  • 1133 rooms
  • 1824 rooms
  • 2645 rooms
  • 2626 rooms
  • 1217 rooms
  • 768 rooms
  • 899+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wetzel County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wetzel County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wetzel County, West Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1261 bedroom
  • 9952 bedrooms
  • 2,4863 bedrooms
  • 8244 bedrooms
  • 1145+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wetzel County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wetzel County, West Virginia
  • 47no bedroom
  • 1501 bedroom
  • 4262 bedrooms
  • 4123 bedrooms
  • 904 bedrooms
  • 425+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wetzel County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wetzel County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wetzel County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 210no vehicle
  • 1,5461 vehicle
  • 1,9272 vehicles
  • 6163 vehicles
  • 1634 vehicles
  • 815+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wetzel County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wetzel County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 220no vehicle
  • 6251 vehicle
  • 2612 vehicles
  • 423 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

91.1% of Wetzel County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in West Virginia.

Wetzel County:

91.1%
State average:

88.3%

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

  • This state: 12,548
  • Other state: 2,538
  • Northeast: 512
  • Midwest: 954
  • South: 838
  • West: 214
Year householders moved into unit in Wetzel County, WV
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wetzel County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 75.7%Utility gas
  • 14.1%Electricity
  • 5.9%Wood
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 59.3%Utility gas
  • 34.1%Electricity
  • 4.6%Wood
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 35
Here:

2.5%
West Virginia:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

1.0%
West Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 29
Here:

13.7%
West Virginia:

13.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Wetzel County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $24,801,000
    Other: $1,562,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $450,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $24,801,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,163,000
    General - Other: $1,672,000
    Police Protection: $1,245,000
    Financial Administration: $1,164,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $818,000
    Health - Other: $767,000
    Local Fire Protection: $733,000
    General Public Buildings: $316,000
    Parks and Recreation: $242,000
    Libraries: $72,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $46,000
    Correctional Institutions: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,294,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $455,000
    General - Other: $45,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $118,000
    Health and Hospitals: $102,000
    General Local Government Support: $100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,075,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,945,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,507,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,269,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $238,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $130,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $705,000
    Interest Earnings: $173,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $112,000
    Rents: $38,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $253,000
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000
    Police Protection: $202,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000
    Financial Administration: $55,000
    General Public Building: $40,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,279,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,945,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $327,000
    Water Utilities: $290,000
    Other: $155,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,449,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,393,000
    Other License: $38,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,453,000

Wetzel County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $24,801,000
    Other: $1,562,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $450,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $24,801,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,163,000
    General - Other: $1,672,000
    Police Protection: $1,245,000
    Financial Administration: $1,164,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $818,000
    Health - Other: $767,000
    Local Fire Protection: $733,000
    General Public Buildings: $316,000
    Parks and Recreation: $242,000
    Libraries: $72,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $46,000
    Correctional Institutions: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,294,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $455,000
    General - Other: $45,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $118,000
    Health and Hospitals: $102,000
    General Local Government Support: $100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,075,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,945,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,507,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,269,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $238,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $130,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $705,000
    Interest Earnings: $173,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $112,000
    Rents: $38,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $253,000
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000
    Police Protection: $202,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000
    Financial Administration: $55,000
    General Public Building: $40,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,279,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,945,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $327,000
    Water Utilities: $290,000
    Other: $155,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,449,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,393,000
    Other License: $38,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,453,000

Wetzel County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $24,801,000
    Other: $1,562,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $450,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $24,801,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,163,000
    General - Other: $1,672,000
    Police Protection: $1,245,000
    Financial Administration: $1,164,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $818,000
    Health - Other: $767,000
    Local Fire Protection: $733,000
    General Public Buildings: $316,000
    Parks and Recreation: $242,000
    Libraries: $72,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $46,000
    Correctional Institutions: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,294,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $455,000
    General - Other: $45,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $118,000
    Health and Hospitals: $102,000
    General Local Government Support: $100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,075,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,945,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,507,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,269,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $238,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $130,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $705,000
    Interest Earnings: $173,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $112,000
    Rents: $38,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $253,000
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000
    Police Protection: $202,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000
    Financial Administration: $55,000
    General Public Building: $40,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,279,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,945,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $327,000
    Water Utilities: $290,000
    Other: $155,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,449,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,393,000
    Other License: $38,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,453,000

Wetzel County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $24,801,000
    Other: $1,562,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $450,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $24,801,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,163,000
    General - Other: $1,672,000
    Police Protection: $1,245,000
    Financial Administration: $1,164,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $818,000
    Health - Other: $767,000
    Local Fire Protection: $733,000
    General Public Buildings: $316,000
    Parks and Recreation: $242,000
    Libraries: $72,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $46,000
    Correctional Institutions: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,294,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $455,000
    General - Other: $45,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $118,000
    Health and Hospitals: $102,000
    General Local Government Support: $100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,075,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,945,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,507,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,269,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $238,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $130,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $705,000
    Interest Earnings: $173,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $112,000
    Rents: $38,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $253,000
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000
    Police Protection: $202,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000
    Financial Administration: $55,000
    General Public Building: $40,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,279,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,945,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $327,000
    Water Utilities: $290,000
    Other: $155,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,449,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,393,000
    Other License: $38,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,453,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 786
  • Number of aged recipients: 42
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 744
  • Number of recipients under 18: 78
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 578
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 130
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 225
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 363
Most common first names in Wetzel County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15674.0 years
Mary15077.6 years
William14275.2 years
James11372.3 years
Charles10773.2 years
Robert7669.4 years
George7176.5 years
Harry5277.0 years
Thomas5074.0 years
Margaret4679.4 years
Most common last names in Wetzel County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5576.1 years
Miller5073.0 years
Taylor4776.2 years
Thomas4278.9 years
Moore3677.1 years
Schupbach3677.9 years
Morris3372.3 years
Lemasters3379.3 years
Anderson3276.1 years
Pyles3278.3 years
Businesses in Wetzel County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets4
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Arby's1RadioShack1
AutoZone1Rite Aid2
Burger King1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1

Wetzel County on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"