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Wood County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2016: 85,643 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 87,986 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 15,086
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,151
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 26,621
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,334 (it was 9,654 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

27%

Land area: 367 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 233 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wood County: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.1%), Construction (16.0%), Educational, health and social services (13.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Wood County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years
Males: 40,920  (47.8%)
Females: 44,723  (52.2%)
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Wood County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wood County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,655 ($33,285 in 1999)

This county:

$48,655
West Virginia:

$43,385

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $529 (lower quartile is $418, upper quartile is $673)
This county:

$529
State:

$521


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $121,500 (it was $74,600 in 2000)
Wood:

$121,500
West Virginia:

$117,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,600 - $187,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $146,982
Here:

$146,982
State:

$150,631

Townhouses or other attached units: $80,512
Here:

$80,512
State:

$147,998

In 2-unit structures: $38,432
Here:

$38,432
State:

$117,029

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $136,074
Here:

$136,074
State:

$106,321

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $136,700
Here:

$136,700
State:

$118,657

Mobile homes: $68,081
Here:

$68,081
State:

$51,134
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $936
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $313

Institutionalized population: 575

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 188
  • Burglaries: 186
  • Thefts: 304
  • Auto thefts: 29
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 155 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2008: 118 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2009: 95 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2010: 79 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2011: 72 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2012: 85 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2013: 79 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2014: 103 buildings, average cost: $184,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $851 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $638 (0.6%)

Wood County household income distribution in 2009 Wood County home values distribution Wood County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.3%
Wood County:

18.3%
West Virginia:

17.9%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.0% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.3% for American Indian residents, 26.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 54.0% for other race residents, 21.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.0 years old
(Males: 42.6 years old, Females: 44.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.8 years old, Black residents: 36.7 years old, American Indian residents: 51.3 years old, Asian residents: 36.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 47.3 years old, Other race residents: 14.1 years old)

Area name: Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wood County is $393 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $668 a month.

Cities in this county include: Parkersburg, Vienna, Blennerhassett, Williamstown, Mineralwells, Boaz, Lubeck, Washington, North Hills, Waverly.

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

2012 air pollution in Wood County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: New Castle County, Delaware , Clarke County, Virginia , Greene County, Ohio , Lawrence County, Indiana , Jackson County, Missouri , Macoupin County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,348
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,209 (74.5% naturalized citizens)

Wood County:

1.4%
Whole state:

1.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 91
  • 2000 to 2009: 169
  • 1990 to 1999: 219
  • 1980 to 1989: 140
  • 1970 to 1979: 174
  • Before 1970: 289
Note: State values scaled to Wood County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.2%

Wood County marital status for males Wood County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 30,897
  • One, attached: 679
  • Two: 1,620
  • 3 or 4: 1,323
  • 5 to 9: 1,530
  • 10 to 19: 145
  • 20 to 49: 307
  • 50 or more: 696
  • Mobile homes: 3,113

Housing units in Wood County with a mortgage: 12,607 (396 second mortgage, 1,435 home equity loan, 297 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,542

Here:

52.2% with mortgage
State:

47.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wood County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant20,36095
Evangelical Protestant13,62379
Catholic4,4444
Other1,0685
Black Protestant241
None47,437-
Wood 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: 15
Wood County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Wood County:

5.23 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 58
This county:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wood County:

11.9%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Wood County:

29.3%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Wood County:

Average size of farms: 111 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $4,885
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $70.02
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.64%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 68.72%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $6,549
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.72%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $16,101
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.70%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.76
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.46%
Corn for grain: 488 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 141 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 342 harvested acres
Vegetables: 25 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Earthquake activity:

Wood County-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 149.1 miles away from Wood 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 165.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 163.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 148.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 174.7 miles away from Wood County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 346.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 10, 2015 to July 14, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4236: August 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4236, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • 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 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: September 16, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1558: September 20, 2004, FEMA Id: 1558, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 26, 1998 to July 27, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1229: July 01, 1998, FEMA Id: 1229, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 15, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1168: March 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1168, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • West Virginia Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 02, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1096: January 25, 1996, FEMA Id: 1096, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Wood County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 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 (36%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

  • England (12%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • India (7%)
  • El Salvador (7%)
  • Korea (5%)

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

  • American (35%)
  • German (12%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Wood County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 31,943 (82.6%)
  • Carpooled: 3,821 (9.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 351 (0.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 247 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 75 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 820 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,242 (3.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 653 people in nursing homes
  • 227 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 109 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 100 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 58 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 35 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 29 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 26 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 12 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 465 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 237 people in college/university student housing
  • 91 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 65 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 62 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 33 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 31 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 26 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 21 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,355.

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.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



4.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,275 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.12%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.30% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($10,073 average AGI)
2.83% relocated to other states ($26,202 average AGI)
Wood County:

2.83%
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 Washington County, OH  0.79% ($30,494 average AGI)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.16% ($32,245)
to Jackson County, WV  0.14% ($28,957)
to Wirt County, WV  0.14% ($28,435)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.11% ($28,486)
to Franklin County, OH  0.10% ($36,765)
to Ritchie County, WV  0.10% ($47,176)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Wood County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Wood County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wood County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wood County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wood County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 17,980 (13,895 aged, 4,085 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,499 (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 Wood County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,248)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,083)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,030)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (758)
  • Heart failure, unspecified (606)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (561)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (508)
  • Congestive heart failure (464)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (404)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (342)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.3
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,870
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 582
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 83,502

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,144
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,048
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 119

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 136.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 85.2
  • Other - 50.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 85,643
  • In family households: 68,437 (10,643 male householders, 11,431 female householders)
    16,132 spouses, 24,081 children (22,287 natural, 731 adopted, 1,063 stepchildren), 2,041 grandchildren, 242 brothers or sisters, 1,278 parents, 884 other relatives, 1,705 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16,212 (5,578 male householders (4,873 living alone)), 7,339 female householders (5,880 living alone)), 3,295 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 994

Size of family households: 12,008 2-persons, 5,269 3-persons, 3,249 4-persons, 998 5-persons, 314 6-persons, 236 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,753 1-person, 1,790 2-persons, 230 3-persons, 125 4-persons, 19 6-persons.

10,904 married couples with children.
6,027 single-parent households (1,138 men, 4,889 women).

98.3% of residents of Wood speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $684,219,000 ($7,856 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $28,890,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $268,713,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $130,337,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $877,000
Federal grants: $118,007,000
Federal procurement contracts: $50,196,000 ($11,299,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $116,090,000 ($9,486,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,041,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $20,671,000
Federal Government insurance: $78,303,000

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

Births: 5,319
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,264
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +113
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,015
Here -12 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wood County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.80 millions of gallons per day (88% from ground, 12% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 774
  • 2010 to 2013: 655
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,827
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,671
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,526
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,381
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,258
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,039
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,612
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,567
Note: State values scaled to Wood population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wood County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wood County population
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 205
  • 4 rooms: 2,002
  • 5 rooms: 4,598
  • 6 rooms: 4,525
  • 7 rooms: 5,198
  • 8 rooms: 3,069
  • 9+ rooms: 4,487
  • 1 room: 259
  • 2 rooms: 632
  • 3 rooms: 1,657
  • 4 rooms: 4,039
  • 5 rooms: 1,511
  • 6 rooms: 1,256
  • 7 rooms: 457
  • 8 rooms: 561
  • 9+ rooms: 470
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wood County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wood County population
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 544
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,318
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,522
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,585
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,160
  • no bedroom: 259
  • 1 bedroom: 1,781
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,273
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,964
  • 4 bedrooms: 325
  • 5+ bedrooms: 240
Cars and other vehicles available in Wood County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wood County population
  • no vehicle: 1,069
  • 1 vehicle: 7,319
  • 2 vehicles: 10,051
  • 3 vehicles: 4,443
  • 4 vehicles: 778
  • 5+ vehicles: 489
  • no vehicle: 2,299
  • 1 vehicle: 5,538
  • 2 vehicles: 2,568
  • 3 vehicles: 365
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 72

85% of Wood County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in West Virginia.

Wood County:

84.6%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 61,365
  • Other state: 22,415
  • Northeast: 3,323
  • Midwest: 11,462
  • South: 6,120
  • West: 1,510

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wood County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (77.9%)
  • Electricity (14.2%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (60.0%)
  • Electricity (36.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.2%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 375
Here:

4.6%
West Virginia:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 281
Here:

6.9%
West Virginia:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 559
Here:

18.2%
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)

Wood County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,893,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,588,000
    Air Transportation: $2,318,000
    Financial Administration: $2,282,000
    General - Other: $1,260,000
    Correctional Institutions: $970,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $883,000
    Parks and Recreation: $401,000
    Corrections - Other: $275,000
    General Public Buildings: $265,000
    Libraries: $259,000
    Health - Other: $161,000
    Local Fire Protection: $137,000
    Parking Facilities: $13,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,095,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $2,143,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $788,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,109,000

Wood County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $2,191,000
    All Other: $853,000
    Parking Facilities: $16,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,400,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,163,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,051,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $583,000
    Rents: $75,000
    Sale of Property: $70,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $306,000
    General Local Government Support: $134,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,376,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,597,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $345,000
    Other Selective Sales: $271,000
    Other License: $30,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $23,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $10,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000

Wood County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $29,622,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $26,817,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,805,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,245,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,030,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $466,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $251,000

Wood County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,267,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,817,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,288
  • Number of aged recipients: 123
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,165
  • Number of recipients under 18: 520
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,386
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 382
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,107
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,557
Wood County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED264$102,227464$109,3251,243$117,749221$41,7427$526,857179$73,05066$52,939
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED18$90,61123$79,43574$110,0546$42,0000$09$46,22214$69,286
APPLICATIONS DENIED39$95,20583$84,976446$100,38182$25,7684$764,25031$51,09734$56,529
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$116,39161$115,885370$122,60526$68,8461$270,0009$135,00020$66,050
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$92,5002$225,00028$113,5362$51,5000$01$64,0002$37,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED56$135,12539$155,0771$38,0001$95,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$188,12513$128,6922$188,5001$153,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$100,3576$151,5000$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$105,3334$162,5000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$61,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Wood County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary83678.9 years
William80874.3 years
James70572.4 years
Charles68174.4 years
Robert63370.7 years
John63173.9 years
George32877.0 years
Helen32078.9 years
Ruth28778.6 years
Harry26176.7 years
Most common last names in Wood County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith46676.5 years
Davis26276.4 years
Wilson23076.0 years
Miller21875.2 years
Johnson20977.6 years
Williams19573.9 years
Brown19078.8 years
Deem17875.7 years
Moore16977.1 years
Stephens15377.0 years
Businesses in Wood County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven10Little Caesars Pizza3
ALDI1Long John Silver's2
AT&T3Lowe's2
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Advance Auto Parts2Maurices1
Aeropostale1McDonald's5
American Eagle Outfitters1New Balance3
Applebee's1New York & Co1
Arby's2Nike7
AutoZone2Office Depot1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Burger King5Outback1
CVS4Outback Steakhouse1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pac Sun1
Catherines1Panera Bread1
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A2Payless1
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske2
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut2
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos2
Curves2RadioShack2
Dairy Queen3Red Lobster1
Deb1Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza3Rite Aid4
DressBarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dressbarn1Rue211
FedEx9Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Finish Line1SAS Shoes1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC3Sam's Club1
GameStop2Sears5
Goodwill2Shoe Carnival1
H&R Block4Spencer Gifts1
Hardee's4Sprint Nextel2
Hilton1Subaru1
Holiday Inn1Subway10
Hollister Co.1T.J.Maxx1
Home Depot1Taco Bell3
Honda1Talbots1
Hyundai1Tim Hortons2
JCPenney1Toys"R"Us2
Jones New York2Travelodge1
Journeys1True Value1
Justice1U-Haul4
KFC2UPS16
Kmart2Value City Furniture1
Knights Inn2Verizon Wireless4
Kohl's1Victoria's Secret1
Kroger2Volkswagen1
La-Z-Boy2Walmart2
Lane Bryant1Wendy's5
Lane Furniture2Wingate1
LensCrafters1YMCA1

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  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"