Ritchie County, West Virginia Population 2019

Ritchie County, West Virginia's estimated population is 9,774 with a growth rate of -1.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ritchie County, West Virginia is the 44th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20179,774-168-1.69%
20169,942-144-1.43%
201510,08680.08%
201410,078-69-0.68%
201310,147-102-1.00%
201210,249-62-0.60%
201110,311-109-1.05%
201010,4201871.83%
199010,233-1,209-10.57%
198011,4421,29712.78%
197010,145-732-6.73%
196010,877-1,658-13.23%
195012,535-2,854-18.55%
194015,389-205-1.31%
193015,594-912-5.53%
192016,506-1,369-7.66%
191017,875-1,026-5.43%
190018,9012,28013.72%
189016,6213,14723.36%
188013,4744,41948.80%
18709,0552,20832.25%
18606,8472,94575.47%
18503,9020.00%

Ritchie County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White9,887
Some Other Race58
Two or More Races55
Black or African American5

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

Ritchie County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

100200300400500 Male Population100200300400500 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Ritchie County, West Virginia Median Age

45.8


Total

45.5


Male

46


Female

Ritchie County, West Virginia Adults

There are 7,995 adults, (2,110 of whom are seniors) in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ritchie County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

5,000

49.98%

Male

5,005

50.02%

Ritchie County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

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

Ritchie County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.9%9.1%
All78.6%21.4%
Non Family69.7%30.3%
Male69.7%30.3%
Female46.5%53.5%

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ritchie County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8252.678.6
Married2,0073.1390.9
Non Family1,2821.2169.7
Female3614.3246.5
Male1753.1469.7

3.21

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ritchie County, West Virginia Households

Ritchie County, West Virginia Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4866.67%
9th to 12th Grade87111.95%
High School Graduate3,59249.27%
Some College1,07614.76%
Associates Degree5888.06%
Bachelors Degree3634.98%
Graduate Degree3154.32%

Ritchie County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,2435,907678
Multiple Races2422
Other Race19
Black55

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 9.36%.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,098$35,965$23,642
Less Than High School$22,639$23,986$
High School Grad$32,829$40,290$22,202
Some College$24,797$34,125$22,936
Bachelors Degree$35,938$36,875$34,531
Graduate Degree$46,310$59,063$44,911

$30,098

Average Earnings

$35,965

Average Male

$23,642

Average Female

Ritchie County, West Virginia Language

Ritchie County, West Virginia Language by Age

Ritchie County, West Virginia Language

99.57% of Ritchie County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.43% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 0.24% of the population.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Poverty

Ritchie County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,7371,80018.49%
Hispanic2525100.00%
Multiple46510.87%

18.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.83%

Male Poverty Rate

19.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ritchie County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ritchie County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ritchie County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 10.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.82%.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.43%
High School14.34%
Some College8.23%
Bachelors or Greater8.11%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed44.90%
Female Unemployed38.24%
Male Employed6.48%
Female Employed5.14%

Ritchie County, West Virginia Income

Ritchie County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,497$51,282
Families$51,772$60,266
Married Families$55,148$
Non Families$23,229$31,612

Ritchie County, West Virginia Marital Status

Ritchie County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Ritchie County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Ritchie 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 45To54.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race


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

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by War

841

Number of Veterans

785

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam331
First Gulf War130
Korea111
Second Gulf War100
World War II47

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74290
75+212
55 to 64131
35 to 54127
18 to 3481

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

6.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ritchie County, West Virginia Employment Status

Ritchie County, West Virginia Employment by Age

49.6%

Labor Force Participation

45.4%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Ritchie County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Ritchie County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Ritchie County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Harrisville18751750-125-6.67%
Pennsboro11451067-78-6.81%
Ellenboro363346-17-4.68%
Cairo281267-14-4.98%
Pullman150142-8-5.33%
Auburn9792-5-5.15%
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