Cairo, West Virginia Population 2024

164

Cairo is a city located in Ritchie County West Virginia. Cairo has a 2024 population of 164. Cairo is currently declining at a rate of -1.8% annually and its population has decreased by -5.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 174 in 2020.

The average household income in Cairo is $42,179 with a poverty rate of 37.2%. The median age in Cairo is 59.2 years: 59.3 years for males, and 58.5 years for females.

Cairo Demographics

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

  • White: 94.51%
  • Two or more races: 5.49%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
347.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.75% (-10)
The current population of Cairo, West Virginia is 164 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 174.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15594.51%
Two or more races95.49%
Black or African American00%
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

Cairo Population by Race

Cairo Population Pyramid 2024

Cairo Median Age

59.2

Total

59.3

Male

58.5

Female

Cairo Adults

There are 146 adults, (42 of whom are seniors) in Cairo.

Cairo Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cairo Sex Ratio

Female7646.34%
Male8853.66%

Cairo Population by Age

Cairo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All802.0581.318.8
Non Family461.2691.38.7
Married192.7973.726.3
Female113.3645.554.5
Male441000

3.03

Average Family Size

2.05

Average Household Size

81.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cairo Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2115.33%
Associates Degree2719.71%
Bachelors Degree00%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate6144.53%
Less Than 9th Grade1410.22%
Some College1410.22%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cairo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cairo Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White131960
2+ Races660

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 0%.

Cairo 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$30,208$0$25,938
Some College$0$0$0

$30,208

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$25,938

Average Female

Cairo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cairo Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cairo Language

93.29% of Cairo residents speak only English, while 6.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.71% of the population.

Cairo Language

Cairo Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1556139.35%

37.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

38.64%

Male Poverty Rate

35.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cairo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cairo is White, with 39.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cairo is White, with 39.35% 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 41.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.1%.

Cairo Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Some College65.85%
Less Than 9th Grade31.43%
High School21.31%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Cairo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed3.45%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed19.05%
Female Unemployed0%

Cairo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cairo Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$46,875$63,488
Households$27,300$42,179
Married Families-$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,591$26,428

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cairo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

28.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.1%

Male Marriage Rate

30.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cairo Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cairo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Cairo Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cairo Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

30

Number of Veterans

30

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War4
First Gulf War2
Korea2
Vietnam0
World War II0

Cairo Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6424
18 to 344
75+2
35 to 540
65 to 740

Cairo Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3021.9%

Cairo Veterans by Race

Cairo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

73.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

86.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cairo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

32.5%

Labor Force Participation

32.5%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Cairo Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cairo Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cairo 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

64.02%

Born in Cairo

93.29%

Native Born

6.71%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

6.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.29% of Cairo residents were born in the United States, with 64.02% 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.

Cairo Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029152-3-1.94%
2028155-2-1.27%
2027157-2-1.26%
2026159-3-1.85%
2025162-2-1.22%
2024164-3-1.8%
2023167-2-1.18%
2022169-5-2.87%
202117400%
2020174-81-31.76%
2019255-4-1.54%
2018259-3-1.15%
2017262-5-1.87%
2016267-2-0.74%
201526900%
2014269-2-0.74%
2013271-3-1.09%
2012274-1-0.36%
2011275-5-1.79%
201028000%

Cairo Population by Year