The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics has issued its latest set of West Virginia County Data Profiles, which contain detailed economic and demographic statistics on the state’s 55 counties.

The profiles also examine the following metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas: Beckley, Bluefield, Charleston, Clarksburg, Cumberland, Fairmont, Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Huntington-Ashland, Morgantown, Oakhill, Parkersburg-Marietta, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, Weirton-Steubenville, Wheeling, and Winchester. Profiles are also available for the state of West Virginia and the nation.

These profiles summarize much of the economic and demographic information available for the states counties, metropolitan areas, the state and the nation,according to Randy Childs, economist in the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) at the college.They are designed to help businesses, state and local policymakers, and analysts gauge the economic and demographic trends driving their economies.

Each County Data Profile Contains:

  • Personal Income by Major Source 1969-2003
  • Earnings by Industry 1969-2003
  • Employment by Industry 1969-2003
  • Transfer Payments 1969-2003
  • Labor Force Statistics 1980-2004
  • BEARFACTS 1991 -2003
  • Census 2000 General Demographic Characteristics
  • Census 2000 Selected Social Characteristics
  • Census 2000 Selected Economic Characteristics
  • Census 2000 Selected Housing Characteristics
  • Census 2000 Commuting by Place of Residence and Work

County Data Profiles are available free in PDF format on the BBER web site They are also available in hardcopy format and on CD-ROM for a fee. See the brochure on the BBER web site for ordering information or contact Patricia McDade at (304) 293-7831 or via email at .