Despard, West Virginia Population 2024

797

Despard is a city located in Harrison County West Virginia. Despard has a 2024 population of 797. Despard is currently declining at a rate of -10.45% annually and its population has decreased by -31.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,169 in 2020.

The average household income in Despard is $39,483 with a poverty rate of 27.87%. The median age in Despard is 33.9 years: 28.7 years for males, and 46.9 years for females.

Despard Demographics

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

  • White: 96.54%
  • Two or more races: 3.46%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
544.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-31.82% (-372)
The current population of Despard, West Virginia is 797 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,169.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White94996.54%
Two or more races343.46%
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

Despard Population by Race

Despard Population Pyramid 2024

Despard Median Age

33.9

Total

28.7

Male

46.9

Female

Despard Adults

There are 809 adults, (215 of whom are seniors) in Despard.

Despard Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Despard Sex Ratio

Female45846.59%
Male52553.41%

Despard Population by Age

Despard Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4652.1151.848.2
Non Family2441.1921.778.3
Married1593.0397.52.5
Male403.0827.572.5
Female224.051000

2.88

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

51.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Despard Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade598.81%
Associates Degree30.45%
Bachelors Degree669.85%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate39859.4%
Less Than 9th Grade192.84%
Some College12518.66%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Despard Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Despard Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White63957166
2+ Races31210

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.33%.

Despard 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$17,917$26,548$8,723
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$27,774$44,107$0
Some College$0$0$0

$27,774

Average Earnings

$44,107

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Despard Earnings by Educational Attainment

Despard Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Despard Language

100% of Despard 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.

Despard Language

Despard Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White94927428.87%

27.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.71%

Male Poverty Rate

34.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Despard

The race most likely to be in poverty in Despard is White, with 28.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Despard is White, with 28.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 30.6%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.49%.

Despard Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School46.98%
Some College38.28%
Less Than 9th Grade20.51%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Despard Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed31.33%
Male Employed15.09%
Male Unemployed10.28%
Female Unemployed0%

Despard Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Despard Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$65,023$55,016
Households$27,614$39,483
Married Families$66,458$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,536$24,599

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Despard Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Despard Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Despard 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 55-64.

Despard Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Despard Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

72

Number of Veterans

72

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea34
Second Gulf War21
First Gulf War21
Vietnam0
World War II0

Despard Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+34
65 to 7421
35 to 5411
55 to 646
18 to 340

Despard Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White516.56%
2+ Races2167.74%

Despard Veterans by Race

Despard Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

22.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

76.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Despard Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.9%

Labor Force Participation

38.2%

Employment Rate

26.4%

Unemployment Rate

Despard Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Despard Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Despard 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

83.83%

Born in Despard

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Despard residents were born in the United States, with 83.83% 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.

Despard Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024797-93-10.45%
2023890-93-9.46%
2022983-106-9.73%
20211,089-80-6.84%
20201,169716.47%
20191,09813213.66%
2018966-412-29.9%
20171,37821218.18%
20161,166-394-25.26%
20151,5601178.11%
20141,44329625.81%
20131,14722824.81%
2012919-30-3.16%
2011949-55-5.48%
20101,00400%

Despard Population by Year