Putnam County, West Virginia Population 2018

Putnam County, West Virginia's estimated population is 56,792 with a growth rate of 0.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Putnam County, West Virginia is the 9th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201756,644-148-0.26%
201756,7921000.18%
201656,692860.15%
201556,606-28-0.05%
201456,6341370.24%
201356,497520.09%
201256,4454120.74%
201156,0333910.70%
201055,64212,80729.90%
199042,8354,65412.19%
198038,18110,55638.21%
197027,6254,06417.25%
196023,5612,54012.08%
195021,0211,5107.74%
194019,5112,77416.57%
193016,737-794-4.53%
192017,531-1,056-5.68%
191018,5871,2577.25%
190017,3302,98820.83%
189014,3422,96726.08%
188011,3753,58145.95%
18707,7941,49323.69%
18606,30196618.11%
18505,3350.00%

Putnam County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White54,614
Two or More Races749
Black or African American694
Asian324
Some Other Race161
American Indian and Alaska Native90
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander12

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

Putnam County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

5001,0001,5002,000 Male Population5001,0001,5002,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Putnam County, West Virginia Median Age

41.6


Total

40.6


Male

42.3


Female

Putnam County, West Virginia Adults

There are 43,735 adults, (9,476 of whom are seniors) in Putnam County, West Virginia.

Putnam County, West Virginia Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Putnam County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

28,740

50.74%

Male

27,904

49.26%

Putnam County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

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

Putnam County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.9%9.1%
All81.3%18.7%
Female70.1%29.9%
Non Family68.1%31.9%
Male63.8%36.2%

81.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Putnam County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,7342.5981.3
Married12,5173.1390.9
Non Family6,3191.1868.1
Female2,0743.3470.1
Male8243.3863.8

3.1

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Putnam County, West Virginia Households

Putnam County, West Virginia Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1842.97%
9th to 12th Grade2,0485.14%
High School Graduate15,12237.96%
Some College7,90819.85%
Associates Degree3,6439.15%
Bachelors Degree5,99715.05%
Graduate Degree3,9339.87%

Putnam County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White38,33935,2029,528
Black49146085
Hispanic36330675
Asian303296200
Multiple Races28127442
Native American5959
Other Race4343
Islander1212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 66.01%.

Putnam County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,464$51,750$32,664
Less Than High School$23,662$32,569$14,240
High School Grad$31,161$40,035$22,378
Some College$40,401$47,408$32,478
Bachelors Degree$55,919$72,434$43,451
Graduate Degree$69,272$93,594$52,432

$41,464

Average Earnings

$51,750

Average Male

$32,664

Average Female

Putnam County, West Virginia Language

Putnam County, West Virginia Language by Age

Putnam County, West Virginia Language

98.65% of Putnam County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.35% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.60% of the population.

Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty

Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White53,5744,9879.31%
Multiple74912716.96%
Black690527.54%
Hispanic629223.50%
Other1612213.66%
Asian324216.48%

9.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.54%

Male Poverty Rate

10.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Putnam County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 16.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 3.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.87%.

Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.58%
High School10.09%
Some College7.00%
Bachelors or Greater2.63%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed23.64%
Female Unemployed14.61%
Female Employed4.60%
Male Employed2.61%

Putnam County, West Virginia Income

Putnam County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,113$76,900
Families$72,573$90,005
Married Families$80,622$
Non Families$30,363$42,549

Putnam County, West Virginia Marital Status

Putnam County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

55.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Putnam County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Putnam 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 35To44.

Putnam County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race


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

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by War

4,093

Number of Veterans

3,972

Male Veterans

121

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,648
First Gulf War789
Second Gulf War623
Korea263
World War II95

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,259
35 to 54996
75+893
55 to 64688
18 to 34257

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,0489.56%
Hispanic4911.01%
Black224.48%
Other1739.53%
2 or More61.69%

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

6.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Putnam County, West Virginia Employment Status

Putnam County, West Virginia Employment by Age

59.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Putnam County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Putnam County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Putnam County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Nitro 69366686-250-3.60%
Hurricane627966043255.18%
Winfield22992357582.52%
Eleanor15181603855.60%
Buffalo12361250141.13%
Poca972989171.75%
Bancroft587598111.87%
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