Alderson, West Virginia Population 2024

941

Alderson is a city located in Greenbrier County, Monroe County, and Summers County West Virginia. Alderson has a 2024 population of 941. Alderson is currently declining at a rate of -0.74% annually and its population has decreased by -3.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 971 in 2020.

The average household income in Alderson is $35,244 with a poverty rate of 41.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Alderson is 56.1 years, 50.5 years for males, and 59.5 years for females.

Alderson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Alderson was:

  • White: 94.43%
  • Black or African American: 2.99%
  • Two or more races: 1.65%
  • Native American: 0.93%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,052.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.09% (-30)
The current population of Alderson, West Virginia is 941 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 971.

Alderson, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White91594.43%
Black or African American292.99%
Two or more races161.65%
Native American90.93%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Alderson Population by Race

Alderson Population Pyramid 2024

Alderson Median Age

56.1

Total

50.5

Male

59.5

Female

Alderson Adults

There are 851 adults, (281 of whom are seniors) in Alderson.

Alderson Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

49.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Alderson Sex Ratio

Female51753.35%
Male45246.65%

Alderson Population by Age

Alderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4891.9867.532.5
Non Family2991.0860.239.8
Married1133.2592.97.1
Female643.865050
Male132.461000

3.25

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Alderson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade324.07%
9th to 12th Grade10413.23%
High School Graduate40050.89%
Some College11915.14%
Associates Degree303.82%
Bachelors Degree526.62%
Graduate Degree496.23%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Alderson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alderson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White736605101
Hispanic23230
Black13130
Native American990
2+ Races500

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.72%.

Alderson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$29,000$39,514$26,063
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$73,750$0
Some College$0$0$0
Bachelors Degree$42,083$0$50,341
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$29,000

Average Earnings

$39,514

Average Male

$26,063

Average Female

Alderson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alderson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Alderson Language

100% of Alderson residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Alderson Language

Alderson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White89238943.61%
Native99100%
Multiple16531.25%

41.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.54%

Male Poverty Rate

53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alderson is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alderson is Multiple, with 31.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 52.62%.

Alderson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade59.56%
High School38.75%
Some College35.57%
Bachelors or Greater2.97%

Alderson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed27.75%
Female Employed11.02%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Alderson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alderson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$30,689$35,244
Families$51,731$56,753
Married Families$73,438$-999,999,999
Non Families$15,104$20,362

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Alderson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

28.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.5%

Male Marriage Rate

24.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Alderson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Alderson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Alderson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Alderson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

55

Number of Veterans

49

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam26
Korea16
First Gulf War13
Second Gulf War7
World War II0

Alderson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7418
75+18
55 to 6413
35 to 546
18 to 340

Alderson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White556.81%

Alderson Veterans by Race

Alderson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alderson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

33.7%

Labor Force Participation

33.1%

Employment Rate

1.7%

Unemployment Rate

Alderson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Alderson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Alderson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.48%

Born in Alderson

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Alderson residents were born in the United States, with 73.48% having been born in West Virginia. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Alderson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029903-8-0.88%
2028911-7-0.76%
2027918-8-0.86%
2026926-7-0.75%
2025933-8-0.85%
2024941-7-0.74%
2023948-8-0.84%
2022956-11-1.14%
2021967-4-0.41%
2020971-156-13.84%
20191,127-6-0.53%
20181,133-22-1.9%
20171,155-15-1.28%
20161,170-4-0.34%
20151,174-3-0.25%
20141,177-4-0.34%
20131,18110.08%
20121,180-4-0.34%
20111,184-2-0.17%
20101,18600%

Alderson Population by Year