Fayette County, West Virginia Population 2018

Fayette County, West Virginia's estimated population is 43,521 with a growth rate of -1.32% 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
201744,6021,0812.48%
201743,521-581-1.32%
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
White41,679
Black or African American2,297
Two or More Races373
American Indian and Alaska Native141
Some Other Race56
Asian56

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Fayette County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

5001,0001,5002,000 Male Population5001,0001,5002,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Fayette County, West Virginia Median Age

43.3


Total

42.2


Male

45


Female

Fayette County, West Virginia Adults

There are 35,275 adults, (8,493 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, West Virginia.

Fayette County, West Virginia Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

22,198

49.77%

Male

22,404

50.23%

Fayette County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Fayette County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.8%8.2%
All78.5%21.5%
Male77.7%22.3%
Non Family66.9%33.1%
Female54.4%45.6%

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fayette County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,6972.4278.5
Married8,9112.9591.8
Non Family5,5011.1966.9
Female2,2332.9554.4
Male1,0523.2777.7

2.9

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

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 Grade1,6975.30%
9th to 12th Grade3,98812.45%
High School Graduate13,98043.65%
Some College5,26716.45%
Associates Degree2,3907.46%
Bachelors Degree3,28110.24%
Graduate Degree1,4234.44%

Fayette County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,78824,4344,380
Black1,6011,425162
Multiple Races262247110
Hispanic25614931
Native American89686
Asian372515
Other Race188

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 94.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 41.98%.

Fayette County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,651$36,721$25,025
Less Than High School$23,139$31,591$15,058
High School Grad$26,997$32,084$22,166
Some College$28,479$35,750$23,779
Bachelors Degree$41,172$48,438$36,528
Graduate Degree$49,659$72,279$34,955

$30,651

Average Earnings

$36,721

Average Male

$25,025

Average Female

Fayette County, West Virginia Language

Fayette County, West Virginia Language by Age

Fayette County, West Virginia Language

97.96% of Fayette County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.04% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.52% of the population.

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White39,7657,93619.96%
Black2,07439419.00%
Hispanic38110928.61%
Multiple3537721.81%
Native1353525.93%
Other291758.62%

20.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.21%

Male Poverty Rate

21.78%

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 58.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, West Virginia is Black, with 19.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.22%.

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.48%
Some College17.40%
High School16.25%
Bachelors or Greater6.73%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.02%
Male Unemployed42.24%
Female Employed11.74%
Male Employed8.94%

Fayette County, West Virginia Income

Fayette County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,297$50,380
Families$47,654$58,923
Married Families$54,408$67,486
Non Families$20,954$28,775

Fayette County, West Virginia Marital Status

Fayette County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

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 45To54.

Fayette County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by War

3,942

Number of Veterans

3,701

Male Veterans

241

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,854
First Gulf War492
Second Gulf War375
Korea346
World War II200

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,311
35 to 54848
55 to 64824
75+748
18 to 34211

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,68511.15%
Black21012.08%
Hispanic5215.85%
2 or More279.28%
Indian2022.47%

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

10.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.66%

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

8.4%

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