Big Chimney, West Virginia Population 2024

344

Big Chimney is a city located in Kanawha County West Virginia. Big Chimney has a 2024 population of 344. Big Chimney is currently declining at a rate of -8.99% annually and its population has decreased by -28.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 484 in 2020.

The average household income in Big Chimney is $58,454 with a poverty rate of 18.2%. The median age in Big Chimney is 60.1 years: 61.6 years for males, and 50.5 years for females.

Big Chimney Demographics

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

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
171.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-28.93% (-140)
The current population of Big Chimney, West Virginia is 344 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 484.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White412100%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Big Chimney Population by Race

Big Chimney Population Pyramid 2024

Big Chimney Median Age

60.1

Total

61.6

Male

50.5

Female

Big Chimney Adults

There are 412 adults, (154 of whom are seniors) in Big Chimney.

Big Chimney Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

59.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

0

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Chimney Sex Ratio

Female23156.07%
Male18143.93%

Big Chimney Population by Age

Big Chimney Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2271.8187.212.8
Non Family1161.167525
Married592.021000
Male523.061000
Female0000

2.11

Average Family Size

1.81

Average Household Size

87.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Big Chimney Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade308.6%
Associates Degree164.58%
Bachelors Degree318.88%
Graduate Degree133.72%
High School Graduate21160.46%
Less Than 9th Grade154.3%
Some College339.46%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Big Chimney Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Big Chimney Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White34930444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.61%.

Big Chimney Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$45,457$0$0
Some College$0$0$0

$45,457

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Big Chimney Earnings by Educational Attainment

Big Chimney Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Big Chimney Language

100% of Big Chimney 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.

Big Chimney Language

Big Chimney Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4127518.2%

18.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

0%

Male Poverty Rate

32.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Chimney

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Chimney is White, with 18.2% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Chimney is White, with 18.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.89%.

Big Chimney Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade68.89%
High School20.85%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Big Chimney Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Big Chimney Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Big Chimney Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$72,091$81,784
Households$70,024$58,454
Married Families$107,788$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,107$36,130

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Big Chimney Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

28.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.6%

Male Marriage Rate

26.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Big Chimney Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Big Chimney 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.

Big Chimney Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Big Chimney Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

28

Number of Veterans

28

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War14
Vietnam14
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Big Chimney Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5414
65 to 7414
18 to 340
55 to 640
75+0

Big Chimney Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White286.8%

Big Chimney Veterans by Race

Big Chimney Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Chimney Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.7%

Labor Force Participation

44.7%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Big Chimney Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Big Chimney Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Big Chimney 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

93.45%

Born in Big Chimney

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Big Chimney residents were born in the United States, with 93.45% 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.

Big Chimney Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024344-34-8.99%
2023378-34-8.25%
2022412-34-7.62%
2021446-38-7.85%
2020484214.54%
201946391.98%
2018454245.58%
20174305113.46%
20163797825.91%
2015301-71-19.09%
20143726320.39%
2013309-25-7.49%
2012334-68-16.92%
2011402-225-35.89%
201062700%

Big Chimney Population by Year