Crab Orchard, West Virginia Population 2024

1,646

Crab Orchard is a city located in Raleigh County West Virginia. Crab Orchard has a 2024 population of 1,646. Crab Orchard is currently declining at a rate of -8.35% annually and its population has decreased by -33.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,483 in 2020.

The average household income in Crab Orchard is $57,429 with a poverty rate of 22.1%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Crab Orchard is 39.9 years, 39.9 years for males, and 48 years for females.

Crab Orchard Demographics

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

  • White: 93.37%
  • Asian: 3.29%
  • Black or African American: 1.85%
  • Two or more races: 1.49%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
731.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-33.71% (-837)
The current population of Crab Orchard, West Virginia is 1,646 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,483.

Crab Orchard, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,81793.37%
Asian643.29%
Black or African American361.85%
Two or more races291.49%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Crab Orchard Population by Race

Crab Orchard Population Pyramid 2024

Crab Orchard Median Age

39.9

Total

39.9

Male

48

Female

Crab Orchard Adults

There are 1,568 adults, (582 of whom are seniors) in Crab Orchard.

Crab Orchard Age Dependency

97.4

Age Dependency Ratio

59

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Crab Orchard Sex Ratio

Female1,13358.22%
Male81341.78%

Crab Orchard Population by Age

Crab Orchard Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7822.4983.816.2
Non Family4241.0378.521.5
Married2804.391000
Female783.5953.846.2
Male0000

3.63

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

83.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Crab Orchard Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1017.3%
Associates Degree251.81%
Bachelors Degree644.62%
Graduate Degree15411.13%
High School Graduate55039.74%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College49035.4%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Crab Orchard Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Crab Orchard Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,2841,183218
Asian64640
Black36360

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.98%.

Crab Orchard 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$45,517$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$34,549$34,761$34,149
Some College$34,281$0$34,132

$34,549

Average Earnings

$34,761

Average Male

$34,149

Average Female

Crab Orchard Earnings by Educational Attainment

Crab Orchard Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Crab Orchard Language

100% of Crab Orchard 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.

Crab Orchard Language

Crab Orchard Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,81736520.09%
Black3636100%
Multiple2929100%

22.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.1%

Male Poverty Rate

25.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Crab Orchard

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Crab Orchard is White, with 20.09% 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 24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.18%.

Crab Orchard Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School22.18%
Bachelors or Greater11.01%
Some College9.71%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Crab Orchard Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed6.19%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%

Crab Orchard Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Crab Orchard Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$76,492$82,843
Households$48,438$57,429
Married Families$83,846$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,965$29,916

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Crab Orchard Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.0%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Crab Orchard Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Crab Orchard 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.

Crab Orchard Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Crab Orchard Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

97

Number of Veterans

97

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam72
Korea25
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Crab Orchard Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7472
75+25
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640

Crab Orchard Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White976.61%

Crab Orchard Veterans by Race

Crab Orchard Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

85.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Crab Orchard Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52%

Labor Force Participation

39.9%

Employment Rate

23.3%

Unemployment Rate

Crab Orchard Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Crab Orchard Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Crab Orchard 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

84.02%

Born in Crab Orchard

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Crab Orchard residents were born in the United States, with 84.02% 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.

Crab Orchard Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,646-150-8.35%
20231,796-150-7.71%
20221,946-150-7.16%
20212,096-387-15.59%
20202,483-96-3.72%
20192,57967535.45%
20181,904-198-9.42%
20172,102-221-9.51%
20162,323-152-6.14%
20152,475-169-6.39%
20142,644-352-11.75%
20132,9961063.67%
20122,890-148-4.87%
20113,03836013.44%
20102,67800%

Crab Orchard Population by Year