Cowen, West Virginia Population 2024

463

Cowen is a city located in Webster County West Virginia. Cowen has a 2024 population of 463. Cowen is currently declining at a rate of -1.28% annually and its population has decreased by -4.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 487 in 2020.

The average household income in Cowen is $40,312 with a poverty rate of 25.6%. The median age in Cowen is 40.4 years: 37.1 years for males, and 46.3 years for females.

Cowen Demographics

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

  • White: 98.81%
  • Two or more races: 1.19%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
735.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.93% (-24)
The current population of Cowen, West Virginia is 463 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 487.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White58298.81%
Two or more races71.19%
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

Cowen Population by Race

Cowen Population Pyramid 2024

Cowen Median Age

40.4

Total

37.1

Male

46.3

Female

Cowen Adults

There are 516 adults, (157 of whom are seniors) in Cowen.

Cowen Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cowen Sex Ratio

Female33056.03%
Male25943.97%

Cowen Population by Age

Cowen Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2032.961.138.9
Married782.6384.615.4
Non Family781.7644.955.1
Female395.2846.253.8
Male85.1362.537.5

3.4

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

61.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cowen Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade9721.6%
Associates Degree00%
Bachelors Degree184.01%
Graduate Degree61.34%
High School Graduate19543.43%
Less Than 9th Grade337.35%
Some College10022.27%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cowen Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cowen Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White44231224
2+ Races770

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 white people with a rate of 5.43%.

Cowen 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$23,594$26,750$22,031
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$20,391$0$21,406
Some College$0$0$16,250

$20,391

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$21,406

Average Female

Cowen Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cowen Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cowen Language

100% of Cowen 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.

Cowen Language

Cowen Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White57514224.7%
Multiple77100%

25.6%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.25%

Male Poverty Rate

25.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cowen

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cowen is White, with 24.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.53%.

Cowen Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30%
Bachelors or Greater29.17%
High School16.41%
Some College12%

Cowen Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed81.4%
Female Employed15.63%
Male Employed0%

Cowen Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cowen Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$29,250$44,698
Households$35,272$40,312
Married Families$46,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$34,375$30,244

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cowen Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.0%

Male Marriage Rate

30.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Cowen Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cowen 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.

Cowen Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cowen Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

21

Number of Veterans

21

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam10
First Gulf War4
Korea2
Second Gulf War0
World War II0

Cowen Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+13
55 to 644
65 to 744
18 to 340
35 to 540

Cowen Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White214.13%

Cowen Veterans by Race

Cowen Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cowen Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

30.8%

Labor Force Participation

20.9%

Employment Rate

31.9%

Unemployment Rate

Cowen Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cowen Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cowen 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

84.21%

Born in Cowen

99.66%

Native Born

0.34%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.66% of Cowen residents were born in the United States, with 84.21% 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.

Cowen Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029433-6-1.37%
2028439-6-1.35%
2027445-6-1.33%
2026451-6-1.31%
2025457-6-1.3%
2024463-6-1.28%
2023469-6-1.26%
2022475-7-1.45%
2021482-5-1.03%
2020487173.62%
2019470-7-1.47%
2018477-3-0.62%
2017480-13-2.64%
2016493-5-1%
2015498-6-1.19%
2014504-7-1.37%
2013511-9-1.73%
2012520-9-1.7%
2011529-4-0.75%
201053300%

Cowen Population by Year