Falling Waters, West Virginia Population 2024

2,309

Falling Waters is a city located in Berkeley County West Virginia. Falling Waters has a 2024 population of 2,309. Falling Waters is currently growing at a rate of 3.59% annually and its population has increased by 15.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,991 in 2020.

The average household income in Falling Waters is $84,266 with a poverty rate of 8.88%. The median age in Falling Waters is 32.2 years: 29.7 years for males, and 33.3 years for females.

Falling Waters Demographics

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

  • White: 91.81%
  • Black or African American: 6.37%
  • Two or more races: 1.81%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,836.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
15.97% (318)
The current population of Falling Waters, West Virginia is 2,309 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,991.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,97491.81%
Black or African American1376.37%
Two or more races391.81%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Falling Waters Population by Race

Falling Waters Population Pyramid 2024

Falling Waters Median Age

32.2

Total

29.7

Male

33.3

Female

Falling Waters Adults

There are 1,626 adults, (248 of whom are seniors) in Falling Waters.

Falling Waters Age Dependency

56

Age Dependency Ratio

18

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Falling Waters Sex Ratio

Female73634.23%
Male1,41465.77%

Falling Waters Population by Age

Falling Waters Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6763.1856.843.2
Married2704.386.313.7
Non Family2431.2550.649.4
Male1504.111090
Female135.311000

3.46

Average Family Size

3.18

Average Household Size

56.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Falling Waters Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade171.36%
Associates Degree13710.97%
Bachelors Degree20316.25%
Graduate Degree342.72%
High School Graduate55644.52%
Less Than 9th Grade342.72%
Some College26821.46%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Falling Waters Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Falling Waters Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,1591,108215
Black515122
2+ Races39390

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 43.14%.

Falling Waters Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$93,403$33,784
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$49,259$49,704$29,214
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$48,992$49,974$32,877
Some College$47,981$49,679$26,726

$48,992

Average Earnings

$49,974

Average Male

$32,877

Average Female

Falling Waters Earnings by Educational Attainment

Falling Waters Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Falling Waters Language

96.98% of Falling Waters residents speak only English, while 3.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.96% of the population.

Falling Waters Language

Falling Waters Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black137137100%
White1,727321.85%

8.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.06%

Male Poverty Rate

19.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Falling Waters

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Falling Waters is White, with 1.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.96%.

Falling Waters Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.57%
Some College12.35%
Bachelors or Greater9.28%
High School0%

Falling Waters Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed26.29%
Male Employed2.25%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Falling Waters Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Falling Waters Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$57,596$71,079
Households$84,038$84,266
Married Families$83,462$-999,999,999
Non Families$66,656$80,991

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Falling Waters Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Falling Waters Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Falling Waters 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 Over 65.

Falling Waters Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Falling Waters Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

84

Number of Veterans

50

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War57
First Gulf War28
Vietnam22
Korea0
World War II0

Falling Waters Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5434
55 to 6428
75+22
18 to 340
65 to 740

Falling Waters Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White845.79%

Falling Waters Veterans by Race

Falling Waters Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.1%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Falling Waters Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

12%

Unemployment Rate

Falling Waters Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Falling Waters Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Falling Waters 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

32.7%

Born in Falling Waters

99.02%

Native Born

0.98%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.02% of Falling Waters residents were born in the United States, with 32.7% 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.

Falling Waters Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,309803.59%
20232,229793.67%
20222,150-476-18.13%
20212,62663531.89%
20201,99159242.32%
20191,399-86-5.79%
20181,485674.72%
20171,41819415.85%
20161,22411510.37%
20151,10922225.03%
201488729950.85%
2013588-160-21.39%
2012748273.74%
2011721-155-17.69%
201087600%

Falling Waters Population by Year