Benwood, West Virginia Population 2024

1,170

Benwood is a city located in Marshall County West Virginia. Benwood has a 2024 population of 1,170. Benwood is currently declining at a rate of -1.68% annually and its population has decreased by -6.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,250 in 2020.

The average household income in Benwood is $51,804 with a poverty rate of 29.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Benwood is 52.4 years, 56.2 years for males, and 51.2 years for females.

Benwood Demographics

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

  • White: 94.4%
  • Two or more races: 2.88%
  • Black or African American: 2.56%
  • Asian: 0.16%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
901.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.4% (-80)
The current population of Benwood, West Virginia is 1,170 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,250.

Benwood, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,18194.4%
Two or more races362.88%
Black or African American322.56%
Asian20.16%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Benwood Population by Race

Benwood Population Pyramid 2024

Benwood Median Age

52.4

Total

56.2

Male

51.2

Female

Benwood Adults

There are 1,125 adults, (268 of whom are seniors) in Benwood.

Benwood Age Dependency

46

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Benwood Sex Ratio

Female60748.52%
Male64451.48%

Benwood Population by Age

Benwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5782.1665.434.6
Married2542.5483.516.5
Non Family2401.2248.351.7
Female603.675545
Male243.8870.829.2

2.79

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Benwood Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade100.98%
9th to 12th Grade13313.09%
High School Graduate49949.11%
Some College24123.72%
Associates Degree414.04%
Bachelors Degree626.1%
Graduate Degree302.95%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Benwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benwood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White96484476
2+ Races24199
Hispanic1800
Black887
Asian220

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 87.5%.

Benwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$26,867$25,451$29,919
Less Than 9th Grade$25,952$25,929$0
High School Graduate$28,333$26,648$29,073
Some College$0$0$37,083
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$26,867

Average Earnings

$25,451

Average Male

$29,919

Average Female

Benwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Benwood Language

96.56% of Benwood residents speak only English, while 3.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.96% of the population.

Benwood Language

Benwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,16331927.43%
Hispanic1818100%
Black321856.25%
Multiple361541.67%

29.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.91%

Male Poverty Rate

35.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benwood

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benwood is White, with 27.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 17%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.79%.

Benwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College39.36%
Bachelors or Greater18.48%
High School17.64%
Less Than 9th Grade13.29%

Benwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed83.33%
Female Employed25.95%
Male Employed18.9%
Male Unemployed0%

Benwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$38,000$51,804
Families$60,500$63,931
Married Families$80,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,987$30,787

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

33.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Benwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Benwood Marriage

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

Benwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Benwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

146

Number of Veterans

142

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam76
First Gulf War18
Korea8
World War II7
Second Gulf War0

Benwood Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6480
75+35
65 to 7418
35 to 5413
18 to 340

Benwood Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White14613.43%

Benwood Veterans by Race

Benwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

32.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Benwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Benwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Benwood 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

77.06%

Born in Benwood

99.04%

Native Born

0.96%

Foreign Born

0.88%

Non Citizen

0.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.04% of Benwood residents were born in the United States, with 77.06% having been born in West Virginia. 0.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Benwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,070-20-1.83%
20281,090-20-1.8%
20271,110-20-1.77%
20261,130-20-1.74%
20251,150-20-1.71%
20241,170-20-1.68%
20231,190-20-1.65%
20221,210-24-1.94%
20211,234-16-1.28%
20201,250-31-2.42%
20191,281-16-1.23%
20181,297-21-1.59%
20171,318-26-1.93%
20161,344-21-1.54%
20151,365-16-1.16%
20141,381-12-0.86%
20131,393-13-0.92%
20121,406-10-0.71%
20111,416-11-0.77%
20101,42700%

Benwood Population by Year