Wood County, West Virginia Population 2018

Wood County, West Virginia's estimated population is 85,104 with a growth rate of -1.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wood County, West Virginia is the 5th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201785,104-1,158-1.34%
201686,2625440.63%
201685,718-586-0.68%
201586,304-147-0.17%
201486,451-51-0.06%
201386,502-91-0.11%
201286,593-272-0.31%
201186,865-109-0.13%
201086,974590.07%
199086,915-6,733-7.19%
198093,6486,8307.87%
197086,8188,48710.83%
196078,33111,79117.72%
195066,5404,1416.64%
194062,3995,87810.40%
193056,52114,21533.60%
192042,3064,30511.33%
191038,0013,54910.30%
190034,4525,84020.41%
189028,6123,60614.42%
188025,0066,00631.61%
187019,0007,95472.01%
186011,0461,59616.89%
18509,4501,52719.27%
18407,9231,49423.24%
18306,4295699.71%
18205,8602,82493.02%
18103,0361,819149.47%
18001,2170.00%

Wood County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White83,014
Two or More Races1,321
Black or African American969
Asian561
Some Other Race149
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander128
American Indian and Alaska Native120

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

Wood 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

Wood County, West Virginia Median Age

42.6


Total

41.3


Male

44.1


Female

Wood County, West Virginia Adults

There are 67,974 adults, (16,045 of which are seniors) in Wood County, West Virginia.

Wood County, West Virginia Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wood County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

44,646

51.76%

Male

41,616

48.24%

Wood County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Wood County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
All70.8%29.2%
Male62.1%37.9%
Non Family59%41%
Female52.9%47.1%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wood County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,2252.3670.8
Married17,3142.9384.9
Non Family12,8491.1859
Female4,1833.2552.9
Male1,8793.0962.1

2.9

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wood County, West Virginia Households

Wood County, West Virginia Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7022.78%
9th to 12th Grade4,6427.59%
High School Graduate22,77137.22%
Some College14,08923.03%
Associates Degree5,5779.12%
Bachelors Degree7,87112.87%
Graduate Degree4,5247.40%

Wood County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White59,16153,02011,870
Black55951991
Hispanic478455112
Multiple Races47141855
Asian393358235
Native American1206835
Islander7777
Other Race60604

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 59.80%.

Wood County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,458$37,979$25,425
Less Than High School$14,508$14,870$13,444
High School Grad$24,252$31,519$18,664
Some College$30,535$39,653$24,047
Bachelors Degree$43,243$55,126$37,519
Graduate Degree$53,262$64,237$49,772

$31,458

Average Earnings

$37,979

Average Male

$25,425

Average Female

Wood County, West Virginia Language

Wood County, West Virginia Language by Age

Wood County, West Virginia Language

98.31% of Wood County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.69% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.72% of the population.

Wood County, West Virginia Poverty

Wood County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White81,21313,81217.01%
Multiple1,29532324.94%
Black90627830.68%
Hispanic87024327.93%
Other1499161.07%
Asian5486111.13%
Islander1283829.69%
Native12054.17%

17.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.98%

Male Poverty Rate

19.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wood County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wood County, West Virginia is Other, with 61.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wood County, West Virginia is Native, with 4.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.08%.

Wood County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.78%
High School14.71%
Some College12.16%
Bachelors or Greater5.07%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed33.35%
Female Unemployed32.13%
Female Employed10.38%
Male Employed6.33%

Wood County, West Virginia Income

Wood County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,944$59,279
Families$54,546$70,171
Married Families$64,090$80,536
Non Families$25,266$36,481

Wood County, West Virginia Marital Status

Wood County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wood County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Wood 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.

Wood County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by War

7,207

Number of Veterans

6,701

Male Veterans

506

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,718
First Gulf War1,058
Second Gulf War982
Korea734
World War II364

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,887
35 to 541,613
75+1,570
55 to 641,568
18 to 34569

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,95310.57%
Black9914.31%
2 or More7510.07%
Asian5012.32%
Hispanic355.98%
Other2541.67%
Indian54.17%

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

9.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wood County, West Virginia Employment Status

Wood County, West Virginia Employment by Age

56.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wood County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Wood County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Wood County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Parkersburg3136930601-768-2.45%
Vienna1075810459-299-2.78%
Williamstown29092941321.10%
North Hills832820-12-1.44%
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