Wetzel County, West Virginia Population 2018

Wetzel County, West Virginia's estimated population is 15,437 with a growth rate of -3.50% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wetzel County, West Virginia is the 37th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201715,437-560-3.50%
201615,9973562.28%
201615,641-152-0.96%
201515,793-177-1.11%
201415,970-154-0.96%
201316,124-232-1.42%
201216,356-25-0.15%
201116,381-172-1.04%
201016,553-2,705-14.05%
199019,258-2,616-11.96%
198021,8741,5607.68%
197020,3149675.00%
196019,347-807-4.00%
195020,154-2,188-9.79%
194022,34280.04%
193022,334-735-3.19%
192023,069-786-3.29%
191023,8559754.26%
190022,8806,03935.86%
189016,8412,94521.19%
188013,8965,30161.68%
18708,5951,89228.23%
18606,7032,41956.47%
18504,2840.00%

Wetzel County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White15,686
Two or More Races189
Black or African American69
Asian47
American Indian and Alaska Native6

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

Wetzel 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

Wetzel County, West Virginia Median Age

45.6


Total

44.2


Male

47


Female

Wetzel County, West Virginia Adults

There are 12,702 adults, (3,407 of which are seniors) in Wetzel County, West Virginia.

Wetzel County, West Virginia Age Dependency

72.2

Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wetzel County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

8,158

51.00%

Male

7,839

49.00%

Wetzel County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Wetzel County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.5%10.5%
All79.4%20.6%
Male74.1%25.9%
Non Family70.2%29.8%
Female64.3%35.7%

79.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wetzel County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2382.5579.4
Married3,1043.0789.5
Non Family2,2461.2170.2
Female649464.3
Male2394.3674.1

3.2

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wetzel County, West Virginia Households

Wetzel County, West Virginia Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5364.67%
9th to 12th Grade1,40812.27%
High School Graduate5,49247.88%
Some College2,08518.18%
Associates Degree7176.25%
Bachelors Degree7216.29%
Graduate Degree5124.46%

Wetzel County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,3039,3931,188
Multiple Races705215
Hispanic4933
Black313118
Asian121212
Native American66

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 100.00%.

Wetzel County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,344$37,625$21,494
Less Than High School$18,750$22,586$12,708
High School Grad$28,783$37,441$18,233
Some College$27,040$51,284$21,342
Bachelors Degree$39,018$41,250$37,917
Graduate Degree$43,452$41,938$43,720

$29,344

Average Earnings

$37,625

Average Male

$21,494

Average Female

Wetzel County, West Virginia Language

Wetzel County, West Virginia Language by Age

Wetzel County, West Virginia Language

99.26% of Wetzel County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.74% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.26% of the population.

Wetzel County, West Virginia Poverty

Wetzel County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,4723,28921.26%
Multiple1702112.35%
Hispanic771722.08%
Black691318.84%

21.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.81%

Male Poverty Rate

23.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wetzel County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wetzel County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 22.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wetzel County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 12.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.23%.

Wetzel County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.76%
High School15.45%
Some College11.55%
Bachelors or Greater4.72%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed53.75%
Male Unemployed32.58%
Female Employed9.73%
Male Employed5.06%

Wetzel County, West Virginia Income

Wetzel County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,446$51,654
Families$47,713$59,838
Married Families$55,000$
Non Families$25,287$35,913

Wetzel County, West Virginia Marital Status

Wetzel County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Wetzel County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Wetzel 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 55To64.

Wetzel County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans by War

1,259

Number of Veterans

1,210

Male Veterans

49

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam400
Korea165
First Gulf War156
World War II109
Second Gulf War29

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+403
65 to 74344
35 to 54284
55 to 64214
18 to 3414

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2519.97%
2 or More87.77%

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

7.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wetzel County, West Virginia Employment Status

Wetzel County, West Virginia Employment by Age

46.4%

Labor Force Participation

42.4%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Wetzel County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Wetzel County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Wetzel County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
New Martinsville53665181-185-3.45%
Paden City 26332487-146-5.55%
Pine Grove552510-42-7.61%
Hundred299276-23-7.69%
Smithfield166157-9-5.42%
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