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Gilmer County, West Virginia Facts

Facts
State West Virginia
Land area 338.5 square miles
Population Density 25.7 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 8,672
Population change -0.3%
Under 5 years of age 4.1%
Under 18 14%
65 and over 14.6%
Females 39.7%
White 84.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 6
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 1.6%
Black or African American 12.8%
Native American 0.9%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 77%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.6%
Veterans 746
Households and Housing
Households 2,590
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 74.5%
Median household income $38,442
The per capita income $17,870
Live below the poverty line. 28.5%
housing units 3,418
Multi-unit structures 6%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $72,500
Residents owning their homes. 77.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 529
Women-owned firms 21.7%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $34,262
Retail sales per capita $4,968
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0