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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:

17%
State:

27%

Land area: 501 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 47 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 2%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Wyoming County, West Virginia:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years

Males: 11,810  (53.2%)
Females: 11,986  (46.8%)

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Wyoming County,WV real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Wyoming County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,168 ($23,932 in 1999)
This county:

$30168
West Virginia:

$37435

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $294 (lower quartile is $199, upper quartile is $387)
This county:

$294
State:

$415


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $60,174 (it was $38,600 in 2000)
Wyoming County:

$60,174
West Virginia:

$94,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,457 - $91,988

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $92,473
Here:

$92,473
State:

$134,377

Townhouses or other attached units: $98,818
Here:

$98,818
State:

$154,643

In 2-unit structures: $12,107
Here:

$12,107
State:

$132,801

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $77,499
Here:

$77,499
State:

$126,208

Mobile homes: $52,099
Here:

$52,099
State:

$32,459

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $19,550
Here:

$19,550
State:

$30,386
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $830
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $214

Institutionalized population: 56

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


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


Wyoming County, WV map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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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%)


Wyoming County household income distribution in 2009 Wyoming County home values distribution


Wyoming County contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

25.1%
Whole state:

17.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

11.9%
Whole state:

7.6%

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.

Cities in this county include: Mullens, Oceana, Pineville.

Wyoming County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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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

 

Neighboring counties: Boone County , Logan County , McDowell County , Mercer County , Mingo County , Raleigh County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 610
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 64.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 42 (43% naturalized citizens)

Wyoming County:

0.2%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.1%

Wyoming County marital status for males
Wyoming County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Wyoming County with a mortgage: 1,917 (100 second mortgage, 58 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,490

Here:

35.5% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.15%
Here36.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,294
Total congregations: 81

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)United Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents4,052 (43.6%)1,062 (11.4%)976 (10.5%)625 (6.7%)605 (6.5%)
Congregations23 (28.4%)11 (13.6%)12 (14.8%)1 (1.2%)10 (12.3%)
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of the NazareneInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchPentecostal Church of GodOther
Adherents423 (4.6%)256 (2.8%)252 (2.7%)229 (2.5%)814 (8.8%)
Congregations2 (2.5%)2 (2.5%)1 (1.2%)5 (6.2%)14 (17.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Wyoming County - Mullens, Oceana, Pineville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Wyoming County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
This county:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Wyoming County:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.2%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.1%
West Virginia:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wyoming County:

19.5%
State:

13.1%


Agriculture in Wyoming County:

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

Tornado activity:

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.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (30%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • 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%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • 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 (%):




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





Wyoming County mode of transportation to work chart

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:

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)

Here:

5.29%
West Virginia average:

5.65%


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)
Wyoming County:

1.82%
West Virginia average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Raleigh County, WV  1.63% ($28,162 average AGI)
to Mercer County, WV  0.57% ($28,256)
to McDowell County, WV  0.20% ($30,571)
to Logan County, WV  0.19% ($41,077)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.15% ($22,200)

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:

Households: 23,740

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,431 1-person, 273 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-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:

Births: 1,450
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,547
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,100
Here -45 per 1000 residents
State +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:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.5

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Wyoming County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 122
  • 3 rooms: 173
  • 4 rooms: 1,304
  • 5 rooms: 2,381
  • 6 rooms: 2,351
  • 7 rooms: 1,253
  • 8 rooms: 673
  • 9+ rooms: 437
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 108
  • 4 rooms: 407
  • 5 rooms: 614
  • 6 rooms: 357
  • 7 rooms: 132
  • 8 rooms: 37
  • 9+ rooms: 31
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wyoming County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 273
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,507
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,834
  • 4 bedrooms: 894
  • 5+ bedrooms: 186
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 210
  • 2 bedrooms: 713
  • 3 bedrooms: 712
  • 4 bedrooms: 106
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1
Cars and other vehicles available in Wyoming County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 709
  • 1 vehicle: 3,252
  • 2 vehicles: 3,564
  • 3 vehicles: 911
  • 4 vehicles: 236
  • 5+ vehicles: 37
  • no vehicle: 456
  • 1 vehicle: 851
  • 2 vehicles: 353
  • 3 vehicles: 68
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

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.

Wyoming County:

75.3%
State average:

63.6%


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


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (52.3%)
  • Utility gas (33.2%)
  • Coal or coke (5.4%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Electricity (51.2%)
  • Utility gas (32.8%)
  • Coal or coke (6.4%)
  • Wood (5.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 27
Here:

1.1%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 43
Here:

2.8%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 74
Here:

13.4%
West Virginia:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Wyoming County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Wyoming County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Wyoming County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Wyoming County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Wyoming County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Wyoming County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8566.7 years
William6168.1 years
Mary5575.3 years
Robert5265.6 years
John5173.5 years
Charles3968.7 years
George2871.8 years
Thomas2568.3 years
Edna2076.1 years
Virginia2076.1 years
Most common last names in Wyoming County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cook11776.7 years
Blankenship4769.4 years
Bailey4171.4 years
Brown4073.0 years
Walker3971.5 years
Stewart3874.7 years
Morgan3272.7 years
Lester3169.4 years
Toler2976.2 years
Smith2762.9 years
Businesses in Wyoming County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3McDonald's1
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen2Rite Aid4
GNC1Subway3
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Browse common businesses in Wyoming County, WV

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