THINGS YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CALHOUN COUNTY

(06/17/2005)

The census bureau estimates Calhoun's population at 7,294 for 2003. Grantsville's population, the county seat, is estimated at about 550.

The Census Bureau predicts little or no population growth during the next 25 years.

There are almost an equal number of males and females in the county - 3,786 (males) with 3,796 (females) in the 2000 census

There are 1,308 children under the age of 14.

The median age in Calhoun is 41.

There are few minority citizens, eight black and 23 American Indian.

There are 2,202 family households, with 379 residents 65 or older living alone.

The average household size is 2.46.

Per-capita income (individual income) was $16,451, with median household income $21,579 (2002), among the lowest in the state's 55 counties.

Seven citizens had an income in excess of $150,000 in 2002.

39 citizens had an income in the $100,000-$150,000 category in 2002 (1% of the population).

90 citizens had an income between $75,000-$100,000 (1% of the population).

417 citizens had an income between $50,000-$75,000 (5% of the population).

Eight-percent of the population had an income of $15,000-$25,000, but the largest number of citizens at nine-percent had an income of less than $10,000.

Listed for a civilian labor force - 2,750 residents in 2003, with the average unemployment rate averaging 16-17% from 1997-2003.

Examples of earnings: The average construction worker earned $27,794 (106), retail employee $14,002 (156), natural resources $26,883 (256), education/health $25,469 (306), state government $32.449 (59). Calhoun residents that live and work in the county 1,345; works in another WV county 1,056.

The top ten employers of the county:

Calhoun County Board of Education, Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Welltech Eastern, Houchin Construction, Calhoun County Committee on Aging, Dominion Resources, Facemire Foods, RPR Industries, West Virginia Department of Highways.


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