Bluewell, West Virginia Population 2024

2,227

Bluewell is a city located in Mercer County West Virginia. Bluewell has a 2024 population of 2,227. Bluewell is currently declining at a rate of -3.09% annually and its population has decreased by -18.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,740 in 2020.

The average household income in Bluewell is $47,349 with a poverty rate of 17.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bluewell is 57.9 years, 38.8 years for males, and 68.1 years for females.

Bluewell Demographics

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

  • White: 96.37%
  • Two or more races: 2.07%
  • Black or African American: 1.56%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
495.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-18.72% (-513)
The current population of Bluewell, West Virginia is 2,227 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,740.

Bluewell, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,28396.37%
Two or more races492.07%
Black or African American371.56%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Bluewell Population by Race

Bluewell Population Pyramid 2024

Bluewell Median Age

57.9

Total

38.8

Male

68.1

Female

Bluewell Adults

There are 2,069 adults, (968 of whom are seniors) in Bluewell.

Bluewell Age Dependency

115.2

Age Dependency Ratio

87.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bluewell Sex Ratio

Female1,02443.22%
Male1,34556.78%

Bluewell Population by Age

Bluewell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1162.127525
Non Family5091.2559.540.5
Married4703.1184.515.5
Female961.951000
Male412.121000

2.86

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

75.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bluewell Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1327.66%
9th to 12th Grade25915.03%
High School Graduate71641.56%
Some College22012.77%
Associates Degree834.82%
Bachelors Degree30617.76%
Graduate Degree70.41%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bluewell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bluewell Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,6501,308289
2+ Races4900
Black242424

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 100%.

Bluewell Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$33,138$0$34,495
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Some College$0$0$0
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$33,138

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$34,495

Average Female

Bluewell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bluewell Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bluewell Language

96.93% of Bluewell residents speak only English, while 3.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.07% of the population.

Bluewell Language

Bluewell Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,28333714.76%
Multiple4949100%
Black3737100%

17.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.74%

Male Poverty Rate

14.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bluewell

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bluewell is White, with 14.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 19.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.03%.

Bluewell Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.71%
High School15.08%
Bachelors or Greater13.74%
Some College9.24%

Bluewell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed26.43%
Female Employed1.92%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Bluewell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bluewell Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$32,763$47,349
Families$67,250$65,020
Married Families$66,100$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,214$26,275

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bluewell Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bluewell Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bluewell Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bluewell Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bluewell Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

139

Number of Veterans

121

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam73
Korea28
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Bluewell Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7473
75+66
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640

Bluewell Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1396.96%

Bluewell Veterans by Race

Bluewell Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

82.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bluewell Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

38.6%

Labor Force Participation

37.3%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bluewell Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bluewell Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bluewell 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

88.39%

Born in Bluewell

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Bluewell residents were born in the United States, with 88.39% 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.

Bluewell Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,227-71-3.09%
20232,298-71-3%
20222,369-71-2.91%
20212,440-300-10.95%
20202,7401475.67%
20192,59331613.88%
20182,277-101-4.25%
20172,3782139.84%
20162,165-370-14.6%
20152,53529012.92%
20142,245-451-16.73%
20132,69654725.45%
20122,149-188-8.04%
20112,3371537.01%
20102,18400%

Bluewell Population by Year