Nicholas County, West Virginia Population 2018

Nicholas County, West Virginia's estimated population is 25,043 with a growth rate of -0.98% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Nicholas County, West Virginia is the 24th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201725,4964531.81%
201725,043-248-0.98%
201625,291-219-0.86%
201525,510-192-0.75%
201425,702-232-0.89%
201325,934-313-1.19%
201226,247460.18%
201126,201-31-0.12%
201026,232-543-2.03%
199026,775-1,351-4.80%
198028,1265,57424.72%
197022,552-2,862-11.26%
196025,414-2,282-8.24%
195027,6963,62615.06%
194024,0703,38416.36%
193020,686-31-0.15%
192020,7173,01817.05%
191017,6996,29655.21%
190011,4032,09422.49%
18909,3092,08628.88%
18807,2232,76562.02%
18704,458-169-3.65%
18604,62766416.75%
18503,9631,44857.57%
18402,515-831-24.84%
18303,3461,49380.57%
18201,8530.00%

Nicholas County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White24,844
Two or More Races245
Black or African American169
American Indian and Alaska Native94
Asian78
Some Other Race66

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

Nicholas County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

2004006008001,0001,200 Male Population2004006008001,0001,200 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Nicholas County, West Virginia Median Age

44.9


Total

44.3


Male

45.6


Female

Nicholas County, West Virginia Adults

There are 20,359 adults, (5,242 of whom are seniors) in Nicholas County, West Virginia.

Nicholas County, West Virginia Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Nicholas County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

12,981

50.91%

Male

12,515

49.09%

Nicholas County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

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

Nicholas County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.2%7.8%
Male84.1%15.9%
All79.4%20.6%
Non Family62%38%
Female61.2%38.8%

79.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nicholas County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,6712.3879.4
Married5,8122.8392.2
Non Family3,3101.1962
Female1,0453.3261.2
Male5043.0384.1

2.84

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Nicholas County, West Virginia Households

Nicholas County, West Virginia Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8284.46%
9th to 12th Grade1,98610.69%
High School Graduate8,94248.14%
Some College2,96215.95%
Associates Degree1,1296.08%
Bachelors Degree1,6328.79%
Graduate Degree1,0975.91%

Nicholas County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,02915,3362,510
Multiple Races19117435
Black1267263
Hispanic10610690
Native American9343
Asian787878
Other Race262626

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 100.00%.

Nicholas County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,415$40,667$22,199
Less Than High School$22,106$26,598$7,853
High School Grad$25,503$37,342$17,334
Some College$26,378$40,514$20,914
Bachelors Degree$41,121$61,750$34,548
Graduate Degree$53,750$52,647$55,280

$29,415

Average Earnings

$40,667

Average Male

$22,199

Average Female

Nicholas County, West Virginia Language

Nicholas County, West Virginia Language by Age

Nicholas County, West Virginia Language

98.83% of Nicholas County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.17% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.54% of the population.

Nicholas County, West Virginia Poverty

Nicholas County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,5624,60418.74%
Multiple2454518.37%
Native934346.24%

18.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.25%

Male Poverty Rate

19.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nicholas County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nicholas County, West Virginia is Native, with 46.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nicholas County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 18.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.95%.

Nicholas County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.54%
High School15.97%
Some College14.63%
Bachelors or Greater0.48%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.64%
Male Unemployed49.14%
Female Employed11.66%
Male Employed5.24%

Nicholas County, West Virginia Income

Nicholas County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,037$52,266
Families$50,522$62,503
Married Families$55,495$69,363
Non Families$20,420$27,169

Nicholas County, West Virginia Marital Status

Nicholas County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.4%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Nicholas County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Nicholas 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 45To54.

Nicholas County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race


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

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans by War

1,888

Number of Veterans

1,796

Male Veterans

92

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam789
Second Gulf War235
First Gulf War226
Korea142
World War II93

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74672
75+430
55 to 64338
35 to 54299
18 to 34149

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7358.76%
Indian93100.00%
2 or More4523.56%
Black1511.90%

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

9.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nicholas County, West Virginia Employment Status

Nicholas County, West Virginia Employment by Age

50.7%

Labor Force Participation

47%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Nicholas County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Nicholas County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Nicholas County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Summersville35753434-141-3.94%
Richwood20511955-96-4.68%
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