Cheat Lake, West Virginia Population 2024

9,728

Cheat Lake is a city located in Monongalia County West Virginia. Cheat Lake has a 2024 population of 9,728. Cheat Lake is currently declining at a rate of -1.55% annually but its population has increased by 1.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,559 in 2020.

The average household income in Cheat Lake is $164,994 with a poverty rate of 3.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cheat Lake is 41.7 years, 41.3 years for males, and 42.4 years for females.

Cheat Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 91.71%
  • Black or African American: 2.75%
  • Two or more races: 2.67%
  • Asian: 1.44%
  • Other race: 1.25%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
14.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
678.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.77% (169)
The current population of Cheat Lake, West Virginia is 9,728 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,559.

Cheat Lake, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,20291.71%
Black or African American2762.75%
Two or more races2682.67%
Asian1441.44%
Other race1251.25%
Native American190.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cheat Lake Population by Race

Cheat Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Cheat Lake Median Age

41.7

Total

41.3

Male

42.4

Female

Cheat Lake Adults

There are 7,739 adults, (1,687 of whom are seniors) in Cheat Lake.

Cheat Lake Age Dependency

65.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheat Lake Sex Ratio

Female5,10150.84%
Male4,93349.16%

Cheat Lake Population by Age

Cheat Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,0742.4678.921.1
Married2,5733.0787.212.8
Non Family1,2061.1962.437.6
Female1742.2364.935.1
Male1212.4986.813.2

2.97

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

78.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cheat Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade420.57%
9th to 12th Grade1431.95%
High School Graduate1,16015.78%
Some College1,11515.17%
Associates Degree4265.8%
Bachelors Degree1,76924.06%
Graduate Degree2,69636.68%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cheat Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cheat Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,8066,6294,194
Black21721730
Other Race125125114
2+ Races11310538
Asian656564
Hispanic646425
Native American161616

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Cheat Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$65,647$75,997$50,000
Less Than 9th Grade$31,607$0$29,405
High School Graduate$34,872$0$30,368
Some College$40,089$49,130$33,015
Bachelors Degree$60,850$76,130$35,777
Graduate Degree$88,440$114,844$68,665

$65,647

Average Earnings

$75,997

Average Male

$50,000

Average Female

Cheat Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cheat Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cheat Lake Language

96.19% of Cheat Lake residents speak only English, while 3.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.56% of the population.

Cheat Lake Language

Cheat Lake Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,1932742.98%
Multiple2683513.06%
Black27662.17%
Hispanic10810.93%

3.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.78%

Male Poverty Rate

4.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cheat Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cheat Lake is Multiple, with 13.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cheat Lake is Hispanic, with 0.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.25%.

Cheat Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.92%
High School12.5%
Some College2.73%
Bachelors or Greater0.49%

Cheat Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.48%
Female Employed2.74%
Male Employed0.26%
Male Unemployed0%

Cheat Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cheat Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$109,732$164,994
Families$127,500$197,560
Married Families$133,295$-999,999,999
Non Families$52,563$78,797

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cheat Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

66.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.8%

Male Marriage Rate

68.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cheat Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cheat Lake 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 35-44.

Cheat Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cheat Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

476

Number of Veterans

446

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam148
Second Gulf War137
First Gulf War110
Korea11
World War II0

Cheat Lake Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54137
75+113
65 to 74112
55 to 6499
18 to 3415

Cheat Lake Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4025.61%
Black6329.03%
Other Race118.8%

Cheat Lake Veterans by Race

Cheat Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cheat Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.1%

Labor Force Participation

69.3%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

Cheat Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cheat Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cheat Lake 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

55.13%

Born in Cheat Lake

97.53%

Native Born

2.47%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

1.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.53% of Cheat Lake residents were born in the United States, with 55.13% having been born in West Virginia. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cheat Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20249,728-153-1.55%
20239,881-153-1.52%
202210,034-153-1.5%
202110,1876286.57%
20209,5593083.33%
20199,251-86-0.92%
20189,337-203-2.13%
20179,540-131-1.35%
20169,6714524.9%
20159,219-1-0.01%
20149,220870.95%
20139,1331,16114.56%
20127,972-201-2.46%
20118,1731852.32%
20107,98800%

Cheat Lake Population by Year