Preston County, West Virginia Population 2018

Preston County, West Virginia's estimated population is 33,679 with a growth rate of -0.09% 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
201733,760810.24%
201733,679-32-0.09%
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
White31,486
Black or African American1,501
Two or More Races345
Some Other Race203
American Indian and Alaska Native163
Asian33
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander29

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

Preston County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

2004006008001,0001,2001,400 Male Population2004006008001,0001,2001,400 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Preston County, West Virginia Median Age

42.6


Total

41.4


Male

44.1


Female

Preston County, West Virginia Adults

There are 27,228 adults, (6,149 of whom are seniors) in Preston County, West Virginia.

Preston County, West Virginia Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Preston County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

16,381

48.52%

Male

17,379

51.48%

Preston County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

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

Preston County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.9%10.1%
All81.8%18.2%
Non Family75.3%24.7%
Male68.1%31.9%
Female63.4%36.6%

81.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Preston County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,4202.5181.8
Married6,8233.0689.9
Non Family3,7931.2475.3
Female1,2903.0563.4
Male5143.2168.1

2.98

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

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 Grade1,4355.79%
9th to 12th Grade2,3729.57%
High School Graduate12,05648.63%
Some College4,05116.34%
Associates Degree1,1624.69%
Bachelors Degree2,0968.45%
Graduate Degree1,6206.53%

Preston County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White22,56919,5353,554
Black1,385974100
Hispanic53032629
Multiple Races21210731
Other Race176108
Native American11139
Asian332910
Islander2951

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 87.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.30%.

Preston County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,019$37,128$23,041
Less Than High School$21,907$22,238$20,417
High School Grad$25,917$36,646$19,560
Some College$27,070$36,197$23,502
Bachelors Degree$41,886$51,298$33,819
Graduate Degree$52,500$55,500$52,361

$30,019

Average Earnings

$37,128

Average Male

$23,041

Average Female

Preston County, West Virginia Language

Preston County, West Virginia Language by Age

Preston County, West Virginia Language

96.94% of Preston County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.06% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.39% of the population.

Preston County, West Virginia Poverty

Preston County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,2394,39014.52%
Hispanic28219167.73%
Multiple23411950.85%
Other472042.55%
Native1161210.34%
Black12243.28%

15.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.68%

Male Poverty Rate

16.69%

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 67.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Preston County, West Virginia is Black, with 3.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.90%.

Preston County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.02%
High School12.98%
Some College10.24%
Bachelors or Greater3.02%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed37.05%
Female Unemployed34.08%
Female Employed7.47%
Male Employed5.82%

Preston County, West Virginia Income

Preston County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,673$58,663
Families$57,555$68,726
Married Families$68,910$76,280
Non Families$25,866$33,233

Preston County, West Virginia Marital Status

Preston County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

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


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

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by War

2,353

Number of Veterans

2,245

Male Veterans

108

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,205
First Gulf War334
Second Gulf War250
Korea120
World War II65

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74887
55 to 64472
75+460
35 to 54423
18 to 34111

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3089.18%
2 or More229.48%
Hispanic193.29%
Black151.04%
Indian85.56%

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

5.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Preston County, West Virginia Employment Status

Preston County, West Virginia Employment by Age

52.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.3%

Employment Rate

8.4%

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