Fort Gay, West Virginia Population 2024

654

Fort Gay is a city located in Wayne County West Virginia. Fort Gay has a 2024 population of 654. Fort Gay is currently declining at a rate of -0.76% annually and its population has decreased by -2.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 674 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Gay is $32,798 with a poverty rate of 37.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Gay is 42.8 years, 37.1 years for males, and 49.5 years for females.

Fort Gay Demographics

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

  • White: 96.99%
  • Two or more races: 3.01%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
793.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.97% (-20)
The current population of Fort Gay, West Virginia is 654 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 674.

Fort Gay, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White54896.99%
Two or more races173.01%
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

Fort Gay Population by Race

Fort Gay Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Gay Median Age

42.8

Total

37.1

Male

49.5

Female

Fort Gay Adults

There are 455 adults, (130 of whom are seniors) in Fort Gay.

Fort Gay Age Dependency

73.8

Age Dependency Ratio

40

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Gay Sex Ratio

Female30453.81%
Male26146.19%

Fort Gay Population by Age

Fort Gay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2632.1348.751.3
Non Family104032.767.3
Married952.426040
Female493.6344.955.1
Male153.131000

2.86

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

48.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Gay Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade286.33%
9th to 12th Grade5813.12%
High School Graduate26559.95%
Some College4810.86%
Associates Degree317.01%
Bachelors Degree81.81%
Graduate Degree40.9%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Gay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Gay Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White44035412
2+ Races220

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 2.73%.

Fort Gay Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$29,219$31,458$25,000
Less Than 9th Grade$29,183$0$0
High School Graduate$24,583$30,000$0
Some College$43,542$51,167$0
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$29,219

Average Earnings

$31,458

Average Male

$25,000

Average Female

Fort Gay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Gay Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Gay Language

100% of Fort Gay 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.

Fort Gay Language

Fort Gay Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White53219135.9%
Multiple1717100%
Hispanic16637.5%

37.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

40.61%

Male Poverty Rate

35.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Gay

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Gay is White, with 35.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.64%.

Fort Gay Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School41.89%
Less Than 9th Grade31.4%
Some College17.72%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Fort Gay Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed8.82%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed20.95%

Fort Gay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Gay Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$24,519$32,798
Families$36,875$40,801
Married Families$46,513$-999,999,999
Non Families$18,158$20,563

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Gay Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Gay Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fort Gay 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 20-34.

Fort Gay Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Gay Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

16

Number of Veterans

16

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam5
First Gulf War2
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Fort Gay Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+9
65 to 745
35 to 542
18 to 340
55 to 640

Fort Gay Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White163.53%

Fort Gay Veterans by Race

Fort Gay Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Gay Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

37.6%

Labor Force Participation

37.2%

Employment Rate

1.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Gay Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Gay Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Gay 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

54.87%

Born in Fort Gay

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Fort Gay residents were born in the United States, with 54.87% 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.

Fort Gay Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029629-5-0.79%
2028634-5-0.78%
2027639-5-0.78%
2026644-5-0.77%
2025649-5-0.76%
2024654-5-0.76%
2023659-5-0.75%
2022664-8-1.19%
2021672-2-0.3%
2020674-17-2.46%
2019691-9-1.29%
2018700-3-0.43%
2017703-9-1.26%
2016712-6-0.84%
2015718-5-0.69%
2014723-5-0.69%
201372810.14%
2012727-3-0.41%
2011730-4-0.54%
201073400%

Fort Gay Population by Year