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Wetzel County Statistics

Facts

Land area358.1 square miles
Population Density46.3 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)16,204
Population change-2.3%
Under 5 years of age5.2%
Under 1820.3%
65 and over21.1%
Females50.7%
White98.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race0.7
Asian0.4%
Two or more races0.8%
Black or African American0.4%
Native American0.1%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school82%
Had a bachelor degree or higher10.2%
Veterans1,486

Households and Housing

Households6,903
Persons per household2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more93.9%
Median household income$37,969
The Per capita income$21,653
Live below the poverty line19.7%
Housing units8,110
Multi-unit structures9%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$79,000
Residents owning their homes79.3%

Business Facts

Total number of firms1,017
Women-owned firms0%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$206,427
Retail sales per capita$12,539
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$14,397
Source US Census Data