Putnam County, West Virginia Population 2018

Putnam County, West Virginia's estimated population is 56,792 with a growth rate of 0.09% 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
201756,792490.09%
201656,743510.09%
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
White54,756
Black or African American824
Two or More Races654
Asian326
Some Other Race121
American Indian and Alaska Native51
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander11

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

Putnam 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

Putnam County, West Virginia Median Age

41.4


Total

40.8


Male

42


Female

Putnam County, West Virginia Adults

There are 43,692 adults, (9,419 of which are seniors) in Putnam County, West Virginia.

Putnam County, West Virginia Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Putnam County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

28,880

50.90%

Male

27,863

49.10%

Putnam County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Putnam County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.2%8.8%
All82%18%
Female70.7%29.3%
Non Family69.5%30.5%
Male67.4%32.6%

82.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Putnam County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,7802.5982
Married12,4443.1191.2
Non Family6,1001.269.5
Female2,4153.1870.7
Male8213.3967.4

3.08

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

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 Grade1,1612.91%
9th to 12th Grade2,0455.13%
High School Graduate15,25538.26%
Some College7,66319.22%
Associates Degree3,7699.45%
Bachelors Degree5,85414.68%
Graduate Degree4,12110.34%

Putnam County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White38,45435,2639,495
Black594594133
Asian299299239
Hispanic27025576
Multiple Races21921532
Native American2929
Other Race1414
Islander1111

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 79.93%.

Putnam County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,046$50,202$31,607
Less Than High School$21,765$23,725$13,846
High School Grad$30,833$40,071$22,578
Some College$36,643$45,662$30,442
Bachelors Degree$52,946$72,366$46,515
Graduate Degree$63,466$91,466$49,986

$40,046

Average Earnings

$50,202

Average Male

$31,607

Average Female

Putnam County, West Virginia Language

Putnam County, West Virginia Language by Age

Putnam County, West Virginia Language

98.39% of Putnam County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.61% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.64% of the population.

Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty

Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White53,7895,2589.78%
Multiple65415123.09%
Black82411313.71%
Hispanic608243.95%

9.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.76%

Male Poverty Rate

11.87%

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 23.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 3.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.07%.

Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.24%
High School9.85%
Some College7.52%
Bachelors or Greater2.81%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed26.22%
Female Unemployed15.45%
Female Employed4.99%
Male Employed2.48%

Putnam County, West Virginia Income

Putnam County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,640$73,167
Families$69,476$84,599
Married Families$77,312$
Non Families$27,022$41,352

Putnam County, West Virginia Marital Status

Putnam County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.4%

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

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by War

4,334

Number of Veterans

4,164

Male Veterans

170

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,765
First Gulf War823
Second Gulf War551
Korea354
World War II144

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,353
35 to 541,050
75+958
55 to 64794
18 to 34179

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,29810.15%
Hispanic4312.76%
Black203.37%
Other1285.71%
2 or More41.52%

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

5.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Putnam County, West Virginia Employment Status

Putnam County, West Virginia Employment by Age

58.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

3.1%

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