Ritchie County, West Virginia Population 2018

Ritchie County, West Virginia's estimated population is 9,774 with a growth rate of -2.69% 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
20179,774-270-2.69%
201610,0441021.03%
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
White9,874
Two or More Races136
Black or African American34

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

Ritchie County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Ritchie County, West Virginia Median Age

45.3


Total

45.1


Male

45.6


Female

Ritchie County, West Virginia Adults

There are 7,975 adults, (2,019 of which are seniors) in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

34

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ritchie County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

5,062

50.40%

Male

4,982

49.60%

Ritchie County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Ritchie County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
All77.3%22.7%
Non Family70.4%29.6%
Male62.9%37.1%
Female54.6%45.4%

77.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ritchie County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9672.5177.3
Married1,9393.188.5
Non Family1,4311.2170.4
Female4033.9154.6
Male1943.3562.9

3.15

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

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 Grade4806.64%
9th to 12th Grade82611.43%
High School Graduate3,49248.31%
Some College1,12515.56%
Associates Degree5557.68%
Bachelors Degree4616.38%
Graduate Degree2904.01%

Ritchie County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,1555,869751
Multiple Races3631
Black3419
Hispanic44

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 10.50%.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,314$34,219$24,130
Less Than High School$20,375$21,438$16,319
High School Grad$31,447$37,976$24,024
Some College$24,606$31,678$22,990
Bachelors Degree$35,357$36,563$33,854
Graduate Degree$47,000$60,714$45,250

$29,314

Average Earnings

$34,219

Average Male

$24,130

Average Female

Ritchie County, West Virginia Language

Ritchie County, West Virginia Language by Age

Ritchie County, West Virginia Language

99.53% of Ritchie County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.47% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.28% of the population.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Poverty

Ritchie County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,6921,85619.15%
Hispanic534992.45%
Multiple1131412.39%

19.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.89%

Male Poverty Rate

20.90%

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 92.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ritchie County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 12.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.54%.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.21%
High School15.21%
Bachelors or Greater9.01%
Some College7.80%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed49.63%
Female Unemployed26.92%
Male Employed6.89%
Female Employed6.83%

Ritchie County, West Virginia Income

Ritchie County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,850$49,719
Families$51,080$58,792
Married Families$54,151$
Non Families$22,838$31,996

Ritchie County, West Virginia Marital Status

Ritchie County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by War

892

Number of Veterans

827

Male Veterans

65

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam347
First Gulf War133
Korea107
Second Gulf War85
World War II33

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74296
55 to 64195
75+174
35 to 54161
18 to 3466

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White89211.29%
Hispanic47.55%

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

5.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ritchie County, West Virginia Employment Status

Ritchie County, West Virginia Employment by Age

50%

Labor Force Participation

45.7%

Employment Rate

8.4%

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