Fayette County, West Virginia Population 2018

Fayette County, West Virginia's estimated population is 43,521 with a growth rate of -3.70% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fayette County, West Virginia is the 12th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201743,521-1,671-3.70%
201645,1921,0902.47%
201644,102-585-1.31%
201544,687-465-1.03%
201445,152-397-0.87%
201345,549-301-0.66%
201245,850-60-0.13%
201145,910-125-0.27%
201046,035-1,917-4.00%
199047,952-9,911-17.13%
198057,8638,53117.29%
197049,332-12,399-20.09%
196061,731-20,712-25.12%
195082,4431,8152.25%
194080,6288,57811.91%
193072,05011,67319.33%
192060,3778,47416.33%
191051,90319,91662.26%
190031,98711,44555.72%
189020,5428,98277.70%
188011,5604,91373.91%
18706,64765010.84%
18605,9972,04251.63%
18503,955310.79%
18403,9240.00%

Fayette County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White42,205
Black or African American2,304
Two or More Races390
American Indian and Alaska Native129
Some Other Race102
Asian62

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Fayette County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Fayette County, West Virginia Median Age

43.4


Total

42.3


Male

45.1


Female

Fayette County, West Virginia Adults

There are 35,792 adults, (8,496 of which are seniors) in Fayette County, West Virginia.

Fayette County, West Virginia Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

22,476

49.73%

Male

22,716

50.27%

Fayette County, West Virginia Households and Families

Fayette County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fayette County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91%9%
Male78.3%21.7%
All77.7%22.3%
Non Family65.5%34.5%
Female55.4%44.6%

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fayette County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,8452.4377.7
Married9,0112.9691
Non Family5,7241.1665.5
Female2,2283.1755.4
Male8823.4678.3

2.95

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fayette County, West Virginia Households

Fayette County, West Virginia Education

Fayette County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9966.15%
9th to 12th Grade3,93412.13%
High School Graduate14,39144.36%
Some College5,43016.74%
Associates Degree2,4237.47%
Bachelors Degree2,7948.61%
Graduate Degree1,4764.55%

Fayette County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White30,21824,6024,053
Black1,6161,44282
Multiple Races25824688
Hispanic24615831
Native American86467
Other Race393617
Asian1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.59%.

Fayette County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,474$35,764$24,525
Less Than High School$23,987$30,533$16,480
High School Grad$26,687$31,743$21,482
Some College$28,776$37,168$23,218
Bachelors Degree$40,410$46,379$36,578
Graduate Degree$50,275$66,625$40,599

$30,474

Average Earnings

$35,764

Average Male

$24,525

Average Female

Fayette County, West Virginia Language

Fayette County, West Virginia Language by Age

Fayette County, West Virginia Language

97.74% of Fayette County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.26% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.64% of the population.

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,3677,76419.23%
Black2,06735317.08%
Hispanic36810628.80%
Multiple3657420.27%
Other662030.30%

19.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.51%

Male Poverty Rate

20.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, West Virginia is Other, with 30.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, West Virginia is Black, with 17.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.36%.

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.11%
Some College16.41%
High School14.91%
Bachelors or Greater6.16%

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.72%
Male Unemployed38.27%
Female Employed9.11%
Male Employed7.84%

Fayette County, West Virginia Income

Fayette County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,846$49,365
Families$45,609$57,903
Married Families$52,348$65,404
Non Families$21,058$28,459

Fayette County, West Virginia Marital Status

Fayette County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

51.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Fayette County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Fayette County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by War

4,062

Number of Veterans

3,851

Male Veterans

211

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,816
First Gulf War372
Korea355
World War II255
Second Gulf War255

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,372
55 to 64906
75+828
35 to 54777
18 to 34179

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,74011.16%
Black23713.36%
2 or More5620.14%
Hispanic3611.36%
Indian2933.72%

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

7.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, West Virginia Employment Status

Fayette County, West Virginia Employment by Age

48.4%

Labor Force Participation

44.3%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Fayette County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Fayette County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Oak Hill88838544-339-3.82%
Fayetteville29302852-78-2.66%
Montgomery 16381577-61-3.72%
Ansted14121374-38-2.69%
Mount Hope14081350-58-4.12%
Smithers 813777-36-4.43%
Gauley Bridge614585-29-4.72%
Meadow Bridge379357-22-5.80%
Pax167162-5-2.99%
Thurmond5500.00%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990