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  The population of Wood county is estimated at 85,718. In 2017 there were 938 births and 1,059 deaths in Wood county. Wood county has 15,086 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 11,151 that are owned free and clear and 10,334 that are renter occupied.


  The residents of Wood County filed 38,650 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 5.0% of all West Virginia filings and 0.026% of the entire nation. Wood had a combined total federal tax liability of $299,120,000 on earned income of $1,970,016,000. Other notable statistics from Wood County were 2,080 unemployment claims which collected a total of $9,686,000 and 4,810 charitable contributions valued at $28,188,000. 5,770 filings from Wood County paid a combined total of $9,818,000 in property taxes and 4,720 filings paid $26,897,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Wood county had 184 religious congregations with an estimated 39,519 members.

21.5% of the Wood population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 9.9% have less than a highschool diploma level education.


Approximately 41% of Wood County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This represents an increase from the 2012 election by 1,656 votes.

At $44,742 the median income is 103.5% of the West Virginia average. An estimated 1,977 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Wood, the equivalant of around 5.5% of the county population. This represents a decrease in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 5.7%.


Top 15 Industries in Wood County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
7,096Health care and social assistance
6,018Retail trade
4,070Accommodation and food services
3,768Food services and drinking places
3,612Restaurants and other eating places
2,401Ambulatory health care services
1,897Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
1,759Administrative and support services
1,709Limited-service restaurants
1,633Full-service restaurants
1,589General merchandise stores
1,286Transportation and warehousing
1,078Information
986Professional, scientific, and technical services
956Finance and insurance


In 2018 the average price reduction was 4.25% in Wood County (averaging across 2 zip codes; 26101 and 26104).

In 2018 12.28% of listings in Wood County (averaging across 3 zip codes; 26105, 26101 and 26104) dropped their price.


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