Jackson County, West Virginia Population 2018

Jackson County, West Virginia's estimated population is 28,976 with a growth rate of -0.76% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jackson County, West Virginia is the 20th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201728,976-223-0.76%
201629,199270.09%
201629,17280.03%
201529,164380.13%
201429,126-50-0.17%
201329,176-88-0.30%
201229,264-39-0.13%
201129,303700.24%
201029,2333,29512.70%
199025,9381440.56%
198025,7944,89123.40%
197020,9032,36212.74%
196018,5413,24221.19%
195015,299-1,299-7.83%
194016,5984742.94%
193016,124-2,534-13.58%
192018,658-2,298-10.97%
191020,956-2,031-8.84%
190022,9873,96620.85%
189019,0212,70916.61%
188016,3126,01258.37%
187010,3001,99424.01%
18608,3061,76226.93%
18506,5441,65433.82%
18404,8900.00%

Jackson County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White28,517
Two or More Races316
Asian186
American Indian and Alaska Native141
Black or African American21
Some Other Race18

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

Jackson 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

Jackson County, West Virginia Median Age

42.9


Total

41.8


Male

44.7


Female

Jackson County, West Virginia Adults

There are 22,834 adults, (5,577 of which are seniors) in Jackson County, West Virginia.

Jackson County, West Virginia Age Dependency

69.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

14,756

50.54%

Male

14,443

49.46%

Jackson County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Jackson County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.3%11.7%
All79.2%20.8%
Male72.1%27.9%
Non Family67%33%
Female66%34%

79.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jackson County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,1902.5979.2
Married6,3493.1388.3
Non Family3,2921.1967
Female1,1483.3466
Male4013.5172.1

3.13

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jackson County, West Virginia Households

Jackson County, West Virginia Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8614.18%
9th to 12th Grade1,9099.26%
High School Graduate8,43140.89%
Some College3,98419.32%
Associates Degree1,7908.68%
Bachelors Degree2,22010.77%
Graduate Degree1,4266.92%

Jackson County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,21517,4743,417
Asian186168168
Multiple Races10910918
Native American797934
Black21219
Hispanic11

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 90.32%.

Jackson County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,487$41,369$26,188
Less Than High School$23,425$25,022$
High School Grad$26,800$38,668$23,634
Some College$28,292$37,130$24,679
Bachelors Degree$39,805$50,417$35,877
Graduate Degree$57,684$64,688$51,625

$31,487

Average Earnings

$41,369

Average Male

$26,188

Average Female

Jackson County, West Virginia Language

Jackson County, West Virginia Language by Age

Jackson County, West Virginia Language

99.03% of Jackson County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.97% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 0.43% of the population.

Jackson County, West Virginia Poverty

Jackson County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,1514,12014.64%
Multiple3169429.75%
Hispanic948388.30%
Asian186189.68%

14.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.28%

Male Poverty Rate

16.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 88.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, West Virginia is Asian, with 9.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.67%.

Jackson County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.24%
High School14.45%
Some College9.80%
Bachelors or Greater3.48%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed17.59%
Male Unemployed14.84%
Female Employed6.61%
Male Employed5.12%

Jackson County, West Virginia Income

Jackson County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,949$55,167
Families$55,278$66,406
Married Families$63,588$
Non Families$20,874$25,353

Jackson County, West Virginia Marital Status

Jackson County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Jackson County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Jackson County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Jackson County, West Virginia Veterans

Jackson County, West Virginia Veterans by War

2,508

Number of Veterans

2,309

Male Veterans

199

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam967
Korea414
First Gulf War363
Second Gulf War218
World War II209

Jackson County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+780
65 to 74638
55 to 64552
35 to 54350
18 to 34188

Jackson County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,49611.13%
Black1257.14%

Jackson County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

6.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, West Virginia Employment Status

Jackson County, West Virginia Employment by Age

49.8%

Labor Force Participation

47.1%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Jackson County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Jackson County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Ravenswood38683825-43-1.11%
Ripley32493245-4-0.12%
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