Wayne County, West Virginia Population 2018

Wayne County, West Virginia's estimated population is 40,153 with a growth rate of -2.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, West Virginia is the 14th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201740,153-1,084-2.63%
201641,2375571.37%
201640,680-507-1.23%
201541,187-304-0.73%
201441,491-315-0.75%
201341,806-43-0.10%
201241,849-309-0.73%
201142,158-286-0.67%
201042,4448081.94%
199041,636-4,385-9.53%
198046,0218,44022.46%
197037,581-1,396-3.58%
196038,9772810.73%
195038,6963,1308.80%
194035,5664,36013.97%
193031,2065,19419.97%
192026,0121,9318.02%
191024,0814621.96%
190023,6194,96726.63%
189018,6523,91326.55%
188014,7396,88787.71%
18707,8521,10516.38%
18606,7471,98741.74%
18504,7600.00%

Wayne County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White40,383
Two or More Races467
Asian159
Black or African American136
Some Other Race62
American Indian and Alaska Native30

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

Wayne 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

Wayne County, West Virginia Median Age

42.7


Total

41.9


Male

43.4


Female

Wayne County, West Virginia Adults

There are 32,330 adults, (7,546 of which are seniors) in Wayne County, West Virginia.

Wayne County, West Virginia Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

21,187

51.38%

Male

20,050

48.62%

Wayne County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Wayne County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.5%12.5%
All76.5%23.5%
Non Family69.4%30.6%
Female60.6%39.4%
Male57.8%42.2%

76.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,4472.576.5
Married7,9833.0987.5
Non Family5,4781.1469.4
Female2,0783.4960.6
Male9083.1657.8

3.1

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wayne County, West Virginia Households

Wayne County, West Virginia Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4268.32%
9th to 12th Grade3,58712.31%
High School Graduate11,95341.01%
Some College5,38418.47%
Associates Degree2,0457.02%
Bachelors Degree2,2377.67%
Graduate Degree1,5175.20%

Wayne County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,54022,5603,616
Multiple Races27625636
Hispanic16716764
Asian917843
Black5050
Native American3030
Other Race22222

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 47.25%.

Wayne County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,465$37,496$27,075
Less Than High School$17,938$26,524$12,500
High School Grad$28,304$36,641$21,711
Some College$31,099$35,803$29,364
Bachelors Degree$45,778$51,052$37,478
Graduate Degree$47,222$48,000$46,938

$31,465

Average Earnings

$37,496

Average Male

$27,075

Average Female

Wayne County, West Virginia Language

Wayne County, West Virginia Language by Age

Wayne County, West Virginia Language

98.47% of Wayne County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.53% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.59% of the population.

Wayne County, West Virginia Poverty

Wayne County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White39,9228,27020.72%
Hispanic2469940.24%
Black1329168.94%
Multiple4677816.70%
Other5858100.00%
Asian1582616.46%

20.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.84%

Male Poverty Rate

21.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, West Virginia

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, West Virginia is Asian, with 16.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.08%.

Wayne County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.37%
High School14.03%
Some College11.61%
Bachelors or Greater7.30%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.31%
Male Unemployed32.16%
Female Employed7.43%
Male Employed6.30%

Wayne County, West Virginia Income

Wayne County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,311$49,225
Families$48,073$59,338
Married Families$56,380$
Non Families$18,345$26,465

Wayne County, West Virginia Marital Status

Wayne County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Wayne 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.

Wayne County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by War

2,903

Number of Veterans

2,816

Male Veterans

87

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,259
First Gulf War446
Second Gulf War314
Korea291
World War II181

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74775
35 to 54703
55 to 64633
75+613
18 to 34179

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8268.89%
2 or More7727.90%

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

10.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, West Virginia Employment Status

Wayne County, West Virginia Employment by Age

47.7%

Labor Force Participation

43.1%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Wayne County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Wayne County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Huntington 4920648113-1093-2.22%
Kenova32163055-161-5.01%
Ceredo14461376-70-4.84%
Wayne14311366-65-4.54%
Fort Gay707671-36-5.09%
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