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Wetzel County, West Virginia Facts

Facts
State West Virginia
Land area 358.1 square miles
Population Density 46.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 16,204
Population change -2.3%
Under 5 years of age 5.2%
Under 18 20.3%
65 and over 21.1%
Females 50.7%
White 98.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 0.7
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 0.8%
Black or African American 0.4%
Native American 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 82%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 10.2%
Veterans 1,486
Households and Housing
Households 6,903
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 93.9%
Median household income $37,969
The per capita income $21,653
Live below the poverty line. 19.7%
housing units 8,110
Multi-unit structures 9%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $79,000
Residents owning their homes. 79.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,017
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $206,427
Retail sales per capita $12,539
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $14,397