Preston County, West Virginia Population 2018

Preston County, West Virginia's estimated population is 33,679 with a growth rate of -0.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Preston County, West Virginia is the 16th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201733,679-114-0.34%
201633,793820.24%
201633,711-94-0.28%
201533,805-115-0.34%
201433,9202370.70%
201333,683-217-0.64%
201233,9002390.71%
201133,6611060.32%
201033,5554,51815.56%
199029,037-1,423-4.67%
198030,4605,00519.66%
197025,455-1,778-6.53%
196027,233-4,166-13.27%
195031,3999833.23%
194030,4161,3734.73%
193029,0431,0473.74%
192027,9961,6556.28%
191026,3413,61415.90%
190022,7272,37211.65%
189020,3551,2646.62%
188019,0914,53631.16%
187014,5551,2439.34%
186013,3121,60413.70%
185011,7084,84270.52%
18406,8661,72233.48%
18305,1441,72250.32%
18203,4220.00%

Preston County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White31,634
Black or African American1,522
Two or More Races292
American Indian and Alaska Native139
Some Other Race126
Asian53
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander27

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

Preston 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

Preston County, West Virginia Median Age

42.4


Total

40.8


Male

43.7


Female

Preston County, West Virginia Adults

There are 27,203 adults, (5,880 of which are seniors) in Preston County, West Virginia.

Preston County, West Virginia Age Dependency

58.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Preston County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

16,382

48.48%

Male

17,411

51.52%

Preston County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Preston County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
All81%19%
Non Family74.9%25.1%
Male68%32%
Female63.6%36.4%

81.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Preston County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,4412.5181
Married6,9583.0588.2
Non Family3,7661.2574.9
Female1,1453.0263.6
Male5723.2968

2.97

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Preston County, West Virginia Households

Preston County, West Virginia Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4545.87%
9th to 12th Grade2,63610.65%
High School Graduate11,97848.39%
Some College3,88515.69%
Associates Degree1,1934.82%
Bachelors Degree2,1158.54%
Graduate Degree1,4936.03%

Preston County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White22,67419,2483,439
Black1,3971,028107
Hispanic38418534
Multiple Races20511120
Other Race9624
Native American9058
Asian534913
Islander2781

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 92.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 24.53%.

Preston County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,528$36,732$21,905
Less Than High School$20,537$22,036$16,235
High School Grad$25,854$35,879$18,983
Some College$26,777$38,690$22,577
Bachelors Degree$37,722$48,158$31,558
Graduate Degree$52,386$55,250$51,007

$28,528

Average Earnings

$36,732

Average Male

$21,905

Average Female

Preston County, West Virginia Language

Preston County, West Virginia Language by Age

Preston County, West Virginia Language

97.18% of Preston County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.82% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.22% of the population.

Preston County, West Virginia Poverty

Preston County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,3364,49414.81%
Hispanic32419861.11%
Multiple1745632.18%
Other572035.09%
Native116119.48%
Black10621.89%

15.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.89%

Male Poverty Rate

16.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Preston County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Preston County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 61.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Preston County, West Virginia is Black, with 1.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.44%.

Preston County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.26%
High School12.40%
Some College10.65%
Bachelors or Greater3.52%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed37.72%
Female Unemployed30.85%
Female Employed7.04%
Male Employed6.76%

Preston County, West Virginia Income

Preston County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,221$56,297
Families$55,106$64,756
Married Families$63,628$71,182
Non Families$25,292$34,432

Preston County, West Virginia Marital Status

Preston County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Preston County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Preston County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Preston County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by War

2,358

Number of Veterans

2,299

Male Veterans

59

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,098
First Gulf War356
Second Gulf War270
Korea153
World War II115

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74867
55 to 64495
35 to 54455
75+440
18 to 34101

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3219.21%
Hispanic316.84%
Black151.02%
2 or More146.28%
Indian86.84%

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

4.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Preston County, West Virginia Employment Status

Preston County, West Virginia Employment by Age

53%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Preston County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Preston County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Preston County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Kingwood29402956160.54%
Terra Alta14761491151.02%
Reedsville585596111.88%
Rowlesburg580579-1-0.17%
Masontown549548-1-0.18%
Newburg320313-7-2.19%
Tunnelton29229751.71%
Albright28128651.78%
Brandonville10410621.92%
Bruceton Mills858722.35%
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