Nicholas County, West Virginia Population 2018

Nicholas County, West Virginia's estimated population is 25,043 with a growth rate of -2.72% 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
201725,043-700-2.72%
201625,7434521.79%
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
White25,090
Two or More Races272
Asian141
Black or African American133
Some Other Race61
American Indian and Alaska Native46

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

Nicholas 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

Nicholas County, West Virginia Median Age

44.5


Total

43.5


Male

45.4


Female

Nicholas County, West Virginia Adults

There are 20,569 adults, (4,994 of which are seniors) in Nicholas County, West Virginia.

Nicholas County, West Virginia Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Nicholas County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

13,191

51.24%

Male

12,552

48.76%

Nicholas County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Nicholas County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.2%8.8%
Male80.6%19.4%
All79.6%20.4%
Female63.9%36.1%
Non Family62%38%

79.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nicholas County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,7522.3879.6
Married6,0812.8691.2
Non Family3,1401.1962
Female1,0303.0363.9
Male5012.6880.6

2.81

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

4.7%

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 Grade9975.36%
9th to 12th Grade2,04210.97%
High School Graduate8,54145.90%
Some College2,98716.05%
Associates Degree1,1956.42%
Bachelors Degree1,6318.77%
Graduate Degree1,2136.52%

Nicholas County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,14515,1952,587
Multiple Races13512332
Asian124124124
Hispanic10310388
Black986657
Native American45
Other Race292929

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$31,060$41,399$21,323
Less Than High School$22,354$30,066$7,568
High School Grad$25,779$38,359$15,132
Some College$26,918$38,819$19,924
Bachelors Degree$45,717$58,750$35,539
Graduate Degree$66,359$78,750$56,065

$31,060

Average Earnings

$41,399

Average Male

$21,323

Average Female

Nicholas County, West Virginia Language

Nicholas County, West Virginia Language by Age

Nicholas County, West Virginia Language

98.91% of Nicholas County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.09% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.58% of the population.

Nicholas County, West Virginia Poverty

Nicholas County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,8024,41917.82%
Multiple2724717.28%
Asian1411712.06%
Black12232.46%

17.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.26%

Male Poverty Rate

19.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nicholas County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nicholas County, West Virginia is White, with 17.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nicholas County, West Virginia is Black, with 2.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.48%.

Nicholas County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.60%
High School14.97%
Some College14.28%
Bachelors or Greater0.99%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.67%
Male Unemployed40.28%
Female Employed10.71%
Male Employed4.53%

Nicholas County, West Virginia Income

Nicholas County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,901$59,106
Families$49,538$70,928
Married Families$55,655$79,566
Non Families$19,350$27,772

Nicholas County, West Virginia Marital Status

Nicholas County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.7%

Male Marriage Rate

56.0%

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

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans by War

1,882

Number of Veterans

1,814

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam771
First Gulf War239
Second Gulf War196
Korea184
World War II50

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74648
75+397
55 to 64389
35 to 54326
18 to 34122

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8009.01%
Indian45100.00%
2 or More3715.81%

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

6.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nicholas County, West Virginia Employment Status

Nicholas County, West Virginia Employment by Age

50.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.5%

Employment Rate

7.7%

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