Oceana, West Virginia Population 2024

1,355

Oceana is a city located in Wyoming County West Virginia. Oceana has a 2024 population of 1,355. Oceana is currently declining at a rate of -1.74% annually and its population has decreased by -6.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,451 in 2020.

The average household income in Oceana is $74,253 with a poverty rate of 28.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Oceana is 47.8 years, 48.9 years for males, and 46.3 years for females.

Oceana Demographics

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

  • White: 93.83%
  • Two or more races: 6.17%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,049.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.62% (-96)
The current population of Oceana, West Virginia is 1,355 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,451.

Oceana, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,15693.83%
Two or more races766.17%
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

Oceana Population by Race

Oceana Population Pyramid 2024

Oceana Median Age

47.8

Total

48.9

Male

46.3

Female

Oceana Adults

There are 1,148 adults, (328 of whom are seniors) in Oceana.

Oceana Age Dependency

50.2

Age Dependency Ratio

40

Old Age Dependency Ratio

10.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Oceana Sex Ratio

Female66453.9%
Male56846.1%

Oceana Population by Age

Oceana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5102.4272.427.6
Non Family2501.2462.437.6
Married2053.6388.811.2
Female403.3852.547.5
Male152.866.733.3

3.52

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

72.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oceana Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade646.2%
9th to 12th Grade11711.34%
High School Graduate60959.01%
Some College1039.98%
Associates Degree575.52%
Bachelors Degree514.94%
Graduate Degree313%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Oceana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oceana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White95677582
2+ Races76760

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 8.58%.

Oceana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,813$37,951$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$38,889$37,604$55,889
Some College$0$0$30,625
Bachelors Degree$55,192$0$55,192
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$37,813

Average Earnings

$37,951

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Oceana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oceana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oceana Language

100% of Oceana 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.

Oceana Language

Oceana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,15635230.45%

28.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.18%

Male Poverty Rate

31.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oceana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oceana is White, with 30.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oceana is White, with 30.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.66%.

Oceana Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade61.33%
High School23.15%
Bachelors or Greater8.54%
Some College0%

Oceana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Male Employed25.55%
Female Employed2.76%
Female Unemployed0%

Oceana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oceana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$37,083$74,253
Families$58,676$59,242
Married Families$59,154$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,590$89,343

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oceana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Oceana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Oceana 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 55-64.

Oceana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oceana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

73

Number of Veterans

73

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam48
Second Gulf War12
First Gulf War12
Korea0
World War II0

Oceana Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+34
65 to 7427
35 to 5412
18 to 340
55 to 640

Oceana Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White393.64%
2+ Races3444.74%

Oceana Veterans by Race

Oceana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oceana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

41.1%

Labor Force Participation

38%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Oceana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oceana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oceana 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

87.66%

Born in Oceana

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Oceana residents were born in the United States, with 87.66% 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.

Oceana Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,235-24-1.91%
20281,259-24-1.87%
20271,283-24-1.84%
20261,307-24-1.8%
20251,331-24-1.77%
20241,355-24-1.74%
20231,379-24-1.71%
20221,403-30-2.09%
20211,433-18-1.24%
20201,45123919.72%
20191,212-20-1.62%
20181,232-23-1.83%
20171,255-27-2.11%
20161,282-22-1.69%
20151,304-20-1.51%
20141,324-18-1.34%
20131,342-17-1.25%
20121,359-12-0.88%
20111,371-15-1.08%
20101,38600%

Oceana Population by Year