County population in 2012: 23,273 (11% urban, 89% rural); it was 25,708 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,737 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,190 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,709 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,760 (it was 1,745 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 501 sq. mi. Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 47 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wyoming County: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.1%), Retail trade (12.3%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $231 (0.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $154 (0.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.9%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 57.1% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 38 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wyoming County is $396 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $459 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $626 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Wyoming County: Lambert Knob Lookout Tower (A), Ivy Knob Lookout Tower (B), Burning Rock Lookout Tower (C), Wolf Pen (D), Twin Falls Resort State Park Golf Course (E), Clear Fork Valley Golf Course (F), Campus (G), Castle (H), Brenton Volunteer Fire Department (I), Cyclone Volunteer Fire Department (J), Upper Laurel Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Service (K), Hanover Volunteer Fire Department (L), Bud - Alpoca Volunteer Fire Department (M), Coal Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Wyoming County include: Union Church (A), Turkey Ridge Church (B), Turkey Creek Church (C), Keyrock Church (D), Kopperston Church (E), Toler Church (F), Sweet Home Church (G), Spruce Grove Church (H), Bailey Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Bower Cemetery (1), Hillcrest Memorial Gardens (2), Elk Trace Cemetery (3), Cline Cemetery (4), Hickory Ridge Cemetery (5), Tilley-Tolliver Cemetery (6), Milty T Morgan Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Reservoirs: Horse Creek Lake (A), R. D. Bailey Lake (B), Buck Fork Lake (C), Kopperston Number Four Slurry Pond (D), Lynco Number Two Lake (E), Crumpler Impoundment Number Two (F), Elmore Mine Impoundment (G), Joes Branch Refuse Impoundment (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Trough Fork (B), Trap Branch (C), Taylor Branch (D), Sycamore Creek (E), Swag Fork (F), Sulphur Branch (G), Suke Creek (H), Sugarcamp Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Wyoming County include: Horse Creek Lake Wildlife Management Area (1), R D Bailey Lake Wildlife Management Area (2), Horse Creek Public Fishing Area (3), Twin Falls State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 104 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $4,710 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $226.76 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.76% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $5,225 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.79% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $15,060 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.29% Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.61 Corn for grain: 18 harvested acres
Wyoming County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 8.1 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 4/4/1974, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Wyoming County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.6 miles away from the county center On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 39.8 miles away from the county center On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 37.3 miles away from the county center On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 95.3 miles away from Wyoming County center On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from the county center On 3/11/1995 at 08:15:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 98.8 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 12, 2010 to June 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1918): June 24, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1918, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
West Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1881): March 2, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1881, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: May 3, 2009 to June 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1838): May 15, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-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 1, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1696, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3221): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: May 27, 2004 to June 28, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1522): June 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1522, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
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: FEMA-DR-1500, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2003 to July 15, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1474): June 21, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1474, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
West Virginia Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2003 to March 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1455): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1455, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: May 2, 2002 to May 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1410): May 5, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1410, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Wyoming County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Landslides: 7, Floods: 4, Mudslides: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
Health technologists and technicians (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
United Kingdom (33%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Wyoming County (%):
United States or American (56%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 5,840 (79%)
Carpooled: 1,101 (15%)
Bus or trolley bus: 61 (1%)
Walked: 150 (2%)
Other means: 60 (1%)
Worked at home: 147 (2%)
Owners and renters by unit type in %
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
People in group quarters in Wyoming County, West Virginia in 2000:
60 people in nursing homes
44 people in other group homes
14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
56 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,270.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2005 and 2006.1,000 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
5.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,806 average adjusted gross income)
West Virginia average:
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.47% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($18,853 average AGI)
1.82% relocated to other states ($9,953 average AGI)
West Virginia average:
Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Births per 1000 population in Wyoming County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population in Wyoming County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.5 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wyoming County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 5,598 (3,322 aged, 2,276 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1102.990 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1409.370
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.26 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49.02
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 145.2. This is less than state average.
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 20,632 (5,121 male householders, 1,826 female householders)
5,457 spouses, 6,311 children (5,713 natural, 201 adopted, 397 stepchildren), 767 grandchildren, 163 brothers or sisters, 160 parents, 215 other relatives, 464 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 3,108 (1,284 male householders (1,088 living alone)), 1,456 female householders (1,343 living alone)), 368 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 56 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 3,205 2-persons, 1,781 3-persons, 1,263 4-persons, 491 5-persons, 134 6-persons, 73 7-or-more-persons.
98.5% of residents of Wyoming County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $193,982,000 ($7854 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $1,032,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $99,659,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $41,197,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,247,000 Federal grants: $45,441,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,298,000 ($2,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $5,141,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,762,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $243,000 Federal Government insurance: $66,637,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
59 per 1000 residents
60 per 1000 residents
63 per 1000 residents
61 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +10
+0 per 1000 residents
+2 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -1,100
-45 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wyoming County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.09 millions of gallons per day (44% from ground, 56% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 59
2000 to 2004: 335
1990 to 1999: 1,952
1980 to 1989: 1,795
1970 to 1979: 2,459
1960 to 1969: 1,031
1950 to 1959: 1,586
1940 to 1949: 1,365
1939 or earlier: 1,348
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wyoming County, West Virginia
75% of Wyoming County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in West Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 22852
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $25,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wyoming County