Jefferson County, West Virginia Population 2018

Jefferson County, West Virginia's estimated population is 56,338 with a growth rate of 1.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, West Virginia is the 10th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201756,3388071.45%
201655,531-317-0.57%
201655,848-63-0.11%
201555,9114630.84%
201455,4486291.15%
201354,8193060.56%
201254,5132210.41%
201154,2926791.27%
201053,61317,68749.23%
199035,9265,62418.56%
198030,3029,02242.40%
197021,2802,61514.01%
196018,6651,4818.62%
195017,1844222.52%
194016,7629826.22%
193015,780510.32%
192015,729-160-1.01%
191015,889-46-0.29%
190015,9353822.46%
189015,5535483.65%
188015,0051,78613.51%
187013,219-1,316-9.05%
186014,535-822-5.35%
185015,3571,2759.05%
184014,0821,1558.93%
183012,927-160-1.22%
182013,0871,23610.43%
181011,8510.00%

Jefferson County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White48,881
Black or African American3,758
Two or More Races1,485
Asian768
Some Other Race541
American Indian and Alaska Native98

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

Jefferson 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

Jefferson County, West Virginia Median Age

40.1


Total

39.6


Male

40.7


Female

Jefferson County, West Virginia Adults

There are 42,759 adults, (7,719 of which are seniors) in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Jefferson County, West Virginia Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

28,019

50.46%

Male

27,512

49.54%

Jefferson County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Jefferson County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
All74.3%25.7%
Male70.2%29.8%
Non Family63.6%36.4%
Female53.9%46.1%

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,6342.6274.3
Married11,3653.2184.3
Non Family6,1181.3463.6
Female2,2102.8653.9
Male9413.2470.2

3.08

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jefferson County, West Virginia Households

Jefferson County, West Virginia Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4033.72%
9th to 12th Grade2,8367.52%
High School Graduate12,13432.19%
Some College7,65920.32%
Associates Degree2,3946.35%
Bachelors Degree7,01418.61%
Graduate Degree4,25011.28%

Jefferson County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White32,67529,0329,714
Black2,3932,150659
Hispanic1,5491,344401
Asian565545274
Multiple Races482416202
Other Race36429177
Native American87254

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.46%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.50%.

Jefferson County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,999$52,913$31,082
Less Than High School$23,396$31,090$19,028
High School Grad$31,631$39,902$23,323
Some College$43,394$59,388$29,870
Bachelors Degree$58,243$73,681$43,671
Graduate Degree$73,262$89,943$62,316

$41,999

Average Earnings

$52,913

Average Male

$31,082

Average Female

Jefferson County, West Virginia Language

Jefferson County, West Virginia Language by Age

Jefferson County, West Virginia Language

93.86% of Jefferson County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 6.14% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.32% of the population.

Jefferson County, West Virginia Poverty

Jefferson County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White45,5294,71810.36%
Black3,61350213.89%
Hispanic2,80240214.35%
Multiple1,35722716.73%
Other54111922.00%
Asian752486.38%

10.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.10%

Male Poverty Rate

12.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, West Virginia is Other, with 22.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, West Virginia is Asian, with 6.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.98%.

Jefferson County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.89%
High School10.80%
Some College7.32%
Bachelors or Greater3.33%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed28.90%
Female Unemployed21.25%
Female Employed7.90%
Male Employed4.25%

Jefferson County, West Virginia Income

Jefferson County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$69,753$85,623
Families$86,256$95,696
Married Families$98,252$
Non Families$41,955$56,741

Jefferson County, West Virginia Marital Status

Jefferson County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Jefferson 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.

Jefferson County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Jefferson County, West Virginia Veterans

Jefferson County, West Virginia Veterans by War

4,903

Number of Veterans

4,332

Male Veterans

571

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
First Gulf War1,728
Vietnam1,613
Second Gulf War867
Korea255
World War II106

Jefferson County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 541,923
65 to 741,013
55 to 64982
75+619
18 to 34366

Jefferson County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,34911.45%
Black38613.25%
Hispanic1538.14%
2 or More11015.26%
Other328.00%
Indian2121.43%
Asian50.82%

Jefferson County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

3.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, West Virginia Employment Status

Jefferson County, West Virginia Employment by Age

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Jefferson County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Jefferson County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Charles Town5262594568312.98%
Ranson corporation4399516676717.44%
Shepherdstown21541991-163-7.57%
Bolivar1039104670.67%
Harpers Ferry28729141.39%
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