Wirt County, West Virginia is a rural county located in the northern part of the state. It has a population of just over 5,000 people and covers an area of approximately 300 square miles. The county seat is Elizabeth, West Virginia.
The economy of Wirt County is primarily based on agriculture and forestry, with the majority of the population employed in these industries. The median household income in Wirt County is $37,739, which is slightly lower than the national median of $57,652. The unemployment rate in Wirt County is 4.8%, which is lower than the national average of 6.7%.
The demographics of Wirt County are mostly white, with 94.7% of the population identifying as white and only 5.3% of the population identifying as non-white. The median age in Wirt County is 42.7 years, which is slightly higher than the national median of 38.7 years.
Education in Wirt County is provided by the Wirt County Board of Education, which operates three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The high school graduation rate in Wirt County is 81.6%, which is slightly higher than the national average of 80.4%.
Real estate in Wirt County is relatively affordable. The median home value in Wirt County is $92,500, which is significantly lower than the national median of $231,200. The median rent in Wirt County is $639, which is also lower than the national median of $949.