Gilmer County, West Virginia Population 2018

Gilmer County, West Virginia's estimated population is 8,005 with a growth rate of -5.79% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Gilmer County, West Virginia is the 50th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20178,005-492-5.79%
20168,4973694.54%
20168,128-159-1.92%
20158,287-202-2.38%
20148,489-126-1.46%
20138,615-126-1.44%
20128,741-3-0.03%
20118,74480.09%
20108,7361,06713.91%
19907,669-665-7.98%
19808,3345527.09%
19707,782-268-3.33%
19608,050-1,696-17.40%
19509,746-2,300-19.09%
194012,0461,40513.20%
193010,641-27-0.25%
192010,668-711-6.25%
191011,379-383-3.26%
190011,7622,01620.69%
18909,7462,63837.11%
18807,1082,77063.85%
18704,33857915.40%
18603,7592848.17%
18503,4750.00%

Gilmer County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White7,228
Black or African American920
Two or More Races208
Some Other Race93
Asian24
American Indian and Alaska Native24

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

Gilmer County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Gilmer County, West Virginia Median Age

37.8


Total

36.8


Male

41.7


Female

Gilmer County, West Virginia Adults

There are 7,290 adults, (1,292 of which are seniors) in Gilmer County, West Virginia.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Age Dependency

41.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gilmer County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

3,417

40.21%

Male

5,080

59.79%

Gilmer County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Gilmer County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
Male78%22%
All75.2%24.8%
Female62.2%37.8%
Non Family61.6%38.4%

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gilmer County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7092.4675.2
Married1,4462.985.8
Non Family9661.3261.6
Female1883.6962.2
Male1094.5378

3.02

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gilmer County, West Virginia Households

Gilmer County, West Virginia Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4277.09%
9th to 12th Grade74412.36%
High School Graduate2,30938.36%
Some College1,28921.41%
Associates Degree2894.80%
Bachelors Degree5629.34%
Graduate Degree4006.64%

Gilmer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,8423,934926
Black78364517
Hispanic267154
Multiple Races11610919
Other Race939
Native American2410
Asian2424

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 19.12%.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,669$26,989$23,125
Less Than High School$17,945$18,811$
High School Grad$22,738$26,474$18,264
Some College$23,194$25,500$19,966
Bachelors Degree$29,833$32,361$26,667
Graduate Degree$49,556$44,500$56,250

$25,669

Average Earnings

$26,989

Average Male

$23,125

Average Female

Gilmer County, West Virginia Language

Gilmer County, West Virginia Language by Age

Gilmer County, West Virginia Language

94.94% of Gilmer County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 5.06% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.65% of the population.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Poverty

Gilmer County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,5221,67525.68%
Black544990.74%
Multiple821720.73%

26.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.74%

Male Poverty Rate

26.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gilmer County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gilmer County, West Virginia is Black, with 90.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gilmer County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 20.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.81%.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.69%
Some College19.45%
High School13.57%
Bachelors or Greater9.84%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed64.92%
Female Unemployed41.86%
Female Employed18.32%
Male Employed13.24%

Gilmer County, West Virginia Income

Gilmer County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,286$48,694
Families$45,265$55,974
Married Families$50,500$
Non Families$19,769$34,310

Gilmer County, West Virginia Marital Status

Gilmer County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.8%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Gilmer County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Gilmer 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 35To44.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by War

579

Number of Veterans

545

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam195
Second Gulf War84
First Gulf War78
Korea62
World War II24

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+152
35 to 54130
65 to 74122
55 to 64104
18 to 3471

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5068.37%
Black687.42%
Hispanic185.92%
Indian520.83%

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

15.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gilmer County, West Virginia Employment Status

Gilmer County, West Virginia Employment by Age

40.6%

Labor Force Participation

36.3%

Employment Rate

10.6%

Unemployment Rate

Gilmer County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Gilmer County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Gilmer County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Glenville15431517-26-1.69%
Sand Fork158155-3-1.90%
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