C O U N T Y     D A T A
Calhoun County, WV

 POPULATION AND HOUSEHOLD DATA
Square Miles 281
Population density per square mile 27
Population 1990 7,885
Population 2002 7,518
Population 2007 7,355
% Population growth 1990-2002 -4.65
% Population growth forecast 2002-2007 -2.17
Households 1990 2,960
Households 2002 3,047
Households 2007 2,997
% Household growth 1990-2002 2.94
% Household growth forecast 2002-2007 -1.64
Average household size 2.47
Families 2,172
% Urban population 0.0
% Rural population 100.0
% Female population 49.8
% Male population 50.2
% White population 98.6
% Black population 0.1
% Asian population 0.2
% Hispanic origin population 0.6
Other population 0.8
% Population 0-5 years 6.1
% Population 6-11 years 6.7
% Population 12-17 years 9.5
% Population 18-24 years: 7.3
% Population 25-34 years: 9.4
% Population 35-44 years: 16.3
% Population 45-54 years: 17.0
% Population 55-64 years: 10.7
% Population 65-74 years: 9.1
% Population 75 years and over 7.9
Median Age 41.8
 CITIZENSHIP AND LANGUAGE
% Speaks only English (Age 5+) 99.3
% Speaks Spanish 0.4
% Speaks Asian or Pacific Island language 0.3
% Speaks other language 1.0
Citizenship - % Native 99.3
Citizenship - % Foreign born (naturalized) 0.6
Citizenship - % Foreign born (not a citizen) 0.1
 TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
% Car, truck or van to work 90.2
% Public transportation to work 0.1
% Other transportation to work 3.1
% Work at home 6.6
% Travel time less than 15 minutes 39.8
% Travel time 15-29 minutes 31.6
% Travel time 30-59 minutes 18.9
% Travel time 60+ minutes 9.8
 HOUSING
Median age householder 52.4
Median household size 2.7
Housing units 3,801
% Occupied housing units 80.2
% Vacant housing units 19.8
% Vacant housing units for rent 1.1
% Vacant housing units for sale 1.2
% Owner occupied condominiums 0.0
% Unit occupied owner 64.2
% Unit occupied renter 16.0
% Occupied structure trailer 20.2
% Occupied structure other 1.7
Median gross rent ($US) 189.0
Median with mortgage costs ($US) 453.0
Median with no mortgage costs ($US) 200.0
% No mortgage - monthly costs less than $400 43.6
% No mortgage - monthly costs more than $400 0.0
Median year moved in 1979.1
Median vehicles per unit 1.8
 INCOME AND EDUCATION
Total household income ($US) 97,218,545
Median household income ($US) 23,007
Per capita income ($US) 12,931
High income average ($US) 323,153
Education - % less than high school (Age 25+) 29.8
Education - % high school (Age 25+) 46.5
Education - % some college (Age 25+) 13.6
Education - % college (Age 25+) 7.0
Education - % graduate degree (Age 25+) 3.0
 EMPLOYMENT AND OCCUPATION
Males employed (Age 16+) 1,533
Females employed (Age 16+) 1,077
Total employees (Age 16+) 2,610
% white collar occupations 39.2
% blue collar occupations 49.4
% Service occupations 11.4
Occupations - % Executive, administration, management 11.5
Occupations - % Professional specialties 9.7
Occupations - % Technicians 1.8
Occupations - % Sales
Occupations - % Administrative support 9.5
Occupations - % Private household 1.0
Occupations - % Protective services 1.2
Occupations - % Services 9.2
Occupations - % Farming, forestry, fishing 3.5
Occupations - % Precision production, craft 14.1
Occupations - % Operators, fabricators, laborers 39.2
% Private for profit wage and salary workers 65.9
% Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers 3.1
% Local government workers 7.1
% State government workers 6.9
% Federal government workers 2.3
% Self-employed workers 9.0
 CONSUMER EXPENDITURES
Annual expenditures per capita ($US) 14,225.2
Food expenditures per capita ($US) 1,962.1
Food away from home expenditures per capita ($US) 773.9
Housing expenditures per capita ($US) 4,563.2
Furniture expenditures per capita ($US) 136.9
Apparel and services expenditures per capita ($US) 672.9
Transportation expenditures per capita ($US) 2,730.2
Health care expenditures per capita ($US) 1,962.1
Health insurance expenditures per capita ($US) 418.5
Entertainment expenditures per capita ($US) 690.2
Education expenditures per capita ($US) 218.9
 COST OF LIVING
Consumer price index 144.3
Food and beverage consumer price index 139.8
Housing consumer price index 137.8
Apparel and upkeep consumer price index 135.2
Transportation consumer price index 133.2
Medical care consumer price index 206.6
Entertainment consumer price index 136.5
Other goods and services consumer price index 190.6

LITTLE KANAWHA AREA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
P.O. BOX 508
ELIZABETH, WV 26143
304-275-4231   304-354-7797
Diane Ludwig, Director