Hancock County, West Virginia Population 2018

Hancock County, West Virginia's estimated population is 29,448 with a growth rate of -1.92% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hancock County, West Virginia is the 19th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201729,448-576-1.92%
201630,0244031.36%
201629,621-329-1.10%
201529,950-278-0.92%
201430,228-130-0.43%
201330,358-77-0.25%
201230,435-168-0.55%
201130,603-63-0.21%
201030,666-4,567-12.96%
199035,233-5,185-12.83%
198040,4186691.68%
197039,7491340.34%
196039,6155,22715.20%
195034,3882,8168.92%
194031,5723,06110.74%
193028,5118,53642.73%
192019,9759,51090.87%
191010,4653,77256.36%
19006,6932794.35%
18906,4141,53231.38%
18804,88251911.90%
18704,363-82-1.84%
18604,4453959.75%
18504,0500.00%

Hancock County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White28,654
Black or African American702
Two or More Races535
Asian95
American Indian and Alaska Native24
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander14

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

Hancock 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

Hancock County, West Virginia Median Age

45.7


Total

44.3


Male

47.7


Female

Hancock County, West Virginia Adults

There are 24,079 adults, (6,035 of which are seniors) in Hancock County, West Virginia.

Hancock County, West Virginia Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Hancock County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

15,465

51.51%

Male

14,559

48.49%

Hancock County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Hancock County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.1%13.9%
All71.8%28.2%
Male70.6%29.4%
Non Family61.1%38.9%
Female50.4%49.6%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hancock County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,8442.3271.8
Married6,0262.8886.1
Non Family4,7281.1661.1
Female1,6383.3950.4
Male4523.1370.6

2.92

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hancock County, West Virginia Households

Hancock County, West Virginia Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8283.75%
9th to 12th Grade2,0089.10%
High School Graduate9,40042.58%
Some College3,90617.69%
Associates Degree1,9258.72%
Bachelors Degree2,76412.52%
Graduate Degree1,2465.64%

Hancock County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,05018,3613,767
Black520489138
Hispanic24216117
Multiple Races14814328
Asian896060
Native American2120
Islander1414

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 67.42%.

Hancock County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,703$35,216$24,501
Less Than High School$21,937$22,473$
High School Grad$24,918$31,893$20,877
Some College$28,687$36,889$24,788
Bachelors Degree$41,786$54,583$34,576
Graduate Degree$54,972$64,191$51,280

$29,703

Average Earnings

$35,216

Average Male

$24,501

Average Female

Hancock County, West Virginia Language

Hancock County, West Virginia Language by Age

Hancock County, West Virginia Language

98.02% of Hancock County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.98% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 1.00% of the population.

Hancock County, West Virginia Poverty

Hancock County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White27,9443,89213.93%
Hispanic39715940.05%
Black67715322.60%
Multiple5358816.45%
Native24416.67%

14.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.84%

Male Poverty Rate

15.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hancock County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hancock County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 40.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hancock County, West Virginia is White, with 13.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.28%.

Hancock County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.88%
High School11.45%
Some College9.45%
Bachelors or Greater2.81%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed26.42%
Female Unemployed24.23%
Female Employed6.53%
Male Employed4.81%

Hancock County, West Virginia Income

Hancock County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,316$54,019
Families$52,635$66,463
Married Families$62,892$
Non Families$25,550$30,920

Hancock County, West Virginia Marital Status

Hancock County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Hancock County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Hancock 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.

Hancock County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Hancock County, West Virginia Veterans

Hancock County, West Virginia Veterans by War

2,575

Number of Veterans

2,459

Male Veterans

116

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam946
First Gulf War395
Korea342
World War II239
Second Gulf War159

Hancock County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74716
75+689
35 to 54551
55 to 64516
18 to 34103

Hancock County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,51810.86%
Black5710.22%
Hispanic166.04%

Hancock County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

5.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hancock County, West Virginia Employment Status

Hancock County, West Virginia Employment by Age

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Hancock County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Hancock County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Hancock County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Weirton 1974318989-754-3.82%
Chester25882474-114-4.40%
New Cumberland11021051-51-4.63%
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