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Wyoming County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2014: 22,598 (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: 45 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wyoming County: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (25.5%), Manufacturing (21.9%), Retail trade (17.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 82%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Wyoming County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 11,215  (49.6%)
Females: 11,383  (50.4%)
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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 2013: $30,777 ($23,932 in 1999)

This county:

$30777
West Virginia:

$41253

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $396 (lower quartile is $310, upper quartile is $465)
This county:

$396
State:

$461


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,244 (it was $38,600 in 2000)
Wyoming:

$60,244
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $31,184 - $91,446
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $694
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $233

Institutionalized population: 56

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 111
  • Thefts: 29
  • Auto thefts: 3

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 113
  • Thefts: 27
  • Auto thefts: 10
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $386 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $224 (0.5%)

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 2013: 23.9%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.3% for Black residents, 47.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 62.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.4%
Wyoming County:

24.4%
West Virginia:

18.5%
(23.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.5% for Black residents, 54.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 68.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 70 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 59 years old, Other race residents: 1 years old)

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, Kopperston, Matheny, Glen Fork, Bud, Corinne, Itmann, Brenton.

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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Neighboring counties: Archuleta County, Colorado , Garfield County, Utah , Cape Girardeau County, Missouri , Perry County, Illinois , Pike County, Kentucky , Texas County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.3%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 10
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 26

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:

  • One, detached: 7,452
  • One, attached: 90
  • Two: 76
  • 3 or 4: 118
  • 5 to 9: 130
  • 10 to 19: 78
  • 20 or more: 144
  • Mobile homes: 3,579
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 31

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wyoming County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,91256
Mainline Protestant4,26432
Black Protestant1801
Catholic1302
Other-1
None14,310-
Wyoming 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: 8
Wyoming County:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Wyoming County:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wyoming County:

13.2%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Wyoming County:

33.1%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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

Earthquake activity:

Wyoming 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 137.3 miles away from Wyoming County center
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 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 132.7 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 Wyoming 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 274.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West VirginiaSevere 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 VirginiaSevere 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 VirginiaSevere 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 VirginiaSevere 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 VirginiaHurricane 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 VirginiaSevere 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 VirginiaSevere 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 VirginiaSevere 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 VirginiaSevere 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 VirginiaSevere 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: 13, Storms: 9, Landslides: 7, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (33%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

  • United Kingdom (33%)
  • Greece (26%)
  • Panama (24%)
  • Japan (17%)

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

  • United States or American (56%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (5%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Dutch (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

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:

  • 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 2010 was $45,402.

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



4.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,513 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.69% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($23,747 average AGI)
1.32% relocated to other states ($7,762 average AGI)
Wyoming County:

1.32%
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 Raleigh County, WV  1.19% ($35,926 average AGI)
to Mercer County, WV  0.24% ($29,125)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.18% ($31,333)
to McDowell County, WV  0.18% ($39,500)
to Logan County, WV  0.16% ($45,909)
to Mingo County, WV  0.16% ($47,182)

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 from 2007 to 2014: 13.9

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

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wyoming County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wyoming County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,891 (3,279 aged, 2,612 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 312 (6%)

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 Wyoming County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (422)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (361)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (271)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (252)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (166)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (142)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (133)
  • Unspecified dementia (115)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (102)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (89)

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
  • 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.

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

4,039 married couples with children.
1,152 single-parent households (302 men, 850 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 33
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,399
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,372
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,184
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,300
  • 1960 to 1969: 910
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,318
  • 1940 to 1949: 998
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,229
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:

  • This state: 22852
  • Northeast: 190
  • Midwest: 670
  • South: 1755
  • West: 151

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Wyoming County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,496,000
    Air Transportation: $496,000
    Housing and Community Development: $68,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,184,000
    Solid Waste Management: $733,000
    Correctional Institutions: $697,000
    Central Staff Services: $646,000
    Financial Administration: $619,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $605,000
    Health - Other: $337,000
    Corrections - Other: $164,000
    Housing and Community Development: $120,000
    Local Fire Protection: $63,000
    Air Transportation: $56,000
    General Public Buildings: $41,000
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000
    Water Utilities: $30,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $1,563,000
    General Public Building: $285,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,156,000

Wyoming County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $359,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,728,000
    Air Transportation: $506,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,130,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $83,000
    Interest Earnings: $25,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,414,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,332,000
    All Other: $715,000
    Health and Hospitals: $260,000
    Housing and Community Development: $225,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,792,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $591,000
    Other Selective Sales: $55,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,000

Wyoming County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,076,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,932
  • Number of aged recipients: 36
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,896
  • Number of recipients under 18: 164
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,570
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 198
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 474
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 955
Wyoming County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Wyoming County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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
Advance Auto Parts1Rite Aid4
Dairy Queen2Subway3
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1

Wyoming County on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"