Dunbar, West Virginia Population 2024

6,957

Dunbar is a city located in Kanawha County West Virginia. Dunbar has a 2024 population of 6,957. Dunbar is currently declining at a rate of -1.74% annually and its population has decreased by -6.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,449 in 2020.

The average household income in Dunbar is $60,480 with a poverty rate of 15.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dunbar is 44.3 years, 40.3 years for males, and 49.5 years for females.

Dunbar Demographics

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

  • White: 78.62%
  • Black or African American: 12.35%
  • Two or more races: 6.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.01%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,482.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.6% (-492)
The current population of Dunbar, West Virginia is 6,957 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,449.

Dunbar, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,83278.62%
Black or African American91612.35%
Two or more races4476.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1492.01%
Asian741%
Native American00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Native American

Other race

Dunbar Population by Race

Dunbar Population Pyramid 2024

Dunbar Median Age

44.3

Total

40.3

Male

49.5

Female

Dunbar Adults

There are 6,303 adults, (1,922 of whom are seniors) in Dunbar.

Dunbar Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

43.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Dunbar Sex Ratio

Female3,90352.62%
Male3,51547.38%

Dunbar Population by Age

Dunbar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,6641.9858.541.5
Non Family2,1121.1948.351.7
Married1,0252.8486.813.2
Female4123.5838.361.7
Male1153.164.335.7

3.01

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

58.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dunbar Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1071.92%
9th to 12th Grade2494.47%
High School Graduate1,61629.04%
Some College1,59328.63%
Associates Degree4037.24%
Bachelors Degree1,17621.13%
Graduate Degree4217.57%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dunbar Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dunbar Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,4624,1791,131
Black736668313
2+ Races20820841
Hispanic11310853
Asian646464

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

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

Dunbar Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,767$40,971$34,137
Less Than 9th Grade$17,303$0$0
High School Graduate$24,841$24,673$27,596
Some College$38,114$42,452$32,210
Bachelors Degree$51,417$53,250$51,167
Graduate Degree$45,446$45,500$45,385

$37,767

Average Earnings

$40,971

Average Male

$34,137

Average Female

Dunbar Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dunbar Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dunbar Language

97.33% of Dunbar residents speak only English, while 2.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.25% of the population.

Dunbar Language

Dunbar Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,54867812.22%
Multiple44727761.97%
Black89718320.4%

15.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.07%

Male Poverty Rate

17.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dunbar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dunbar is Multiple, with 61.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dunbar is White, with 12.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.82%.

Dunbar Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade51.38%
High School20.06%
Some College10.41%
Bachelors or Greater1.78%

Dunbar Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed11.53%
Female Unemployed7.69%
Male Employed4.73%

Dunbar Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dunbar Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$48,396$60,480
Families$71,083$81,995
Married Families$87,083$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,110$44,103

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dunbar Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.9%

Male Marriage Rate

30.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Dunbar Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dunbar 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 45-54.

Dunbar Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dunbar Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

699

Number of Veterans

647

Male Veterans

52

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War204
Korea203
First Gulf War142
Vietnam133
World War II20

Dunbar Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+313
55 to 64137
65 to 74117
35 to 5468
18 to 3464

Dunbar Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White56911.08%
2+ Races8125.39%
Black496.66%
Hispanic1215.58%

Dunbar Veterans by Race

Dunbar Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dunbar Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Dunbar Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dunbar Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dunbar 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

81.25%

Born in Dunbar

99.73%

Native Born

0.27%

Foreign Born

0.03%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.73% of Dunbar residents were born in the United States, with 81.25% having been born in West Virginia. 0.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Dunbar Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,342-123-1.9%
20286,465-123-1.87%
20276,588-123-1.83%
20266,711-123-1.8%
20256,834-123-1.77%
20246,957-123-1.74%
20237,080-123-1.71%
20227,203-128-1.75%
20217,331-118-1.58%
20207,4493875.48%
20197,062-95-1.33%
20187,157-139-1.91%
20177,296-138-1.86%
20167,434-106-1.41%
20157,540-123-1.61%
20147,663-76-0.98%
20137,739-49-0.63%
20127,788-7-0.09%
20117,795-46-0.59%
20107,841-313-3.84%
20008,154-543-6.24%
19908,697-588-6.33%
19809,2851341.46%
19709,151-1,855-16.85%
196011,0062,97437.03%
19508,0322,76652.53%
19405,2661,07725.71%
19304,18900%
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Dunbar Population by Year