Philippi, West Virginia Population 2024

2,907

Philippi is a city located in Barbour County and Taylor County West Virginia. Philippi has a 2024 population of 2,907. Philippi is currently declining at a rate of -0.14% annually and its population has decreased by -0.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,923 in 2020.

The average household income in Philippi is $55,837 with a poverty rate of 24.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Philippi is 39.8 years, 32.4 years for males, and 50.7 years for females.

Philippi Demographics

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

  • White: 88.94%
  • Black or African American: 6.78%
  • Two or more races: 3.25%
  • Asian: 0.79%
  • Other race: 0.24%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,027.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.55% (-16)
The current population of Philippi, West Virginia is 2,907 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,923.

Philippi, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,59788.94%
Black or African American1986.78%
Two or more races953.25%
Asian230.79%
Other race70.24%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Philippi Population by Race

Philippi Population Pyramid 2024

Philippi Median Age

39.8

Total

32.4

Male

50.7

Female

Philippi Adults

There are 2,437 adults, (637 of whom are seniors) in Philippi.

Philippi Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Philippi Sex Ratio

Female1,38247.33%
Male1,53852.67%

Philippi Population by Age

Philippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2671.8956.943.1
Non Family7551.1250.749.3
Married4152.966.533.5
Female512.785149
Male464.4678.321.7

2.97

Average Family Size

1.89

Average Household Size

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Philippi Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade733.99%
9th to 12th Grade1337.28%
High School Graduate63434.68%
Some College41822.87%
Associates Degree21711.87%
Bachelors Degree20411.16%
Graduate Degree1498.15%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Philippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Philippi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,7931,593336
Asian232317
Black660
2+ Races600

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.91%.

Philippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$28,021$49,140$19,353
Less Than 9th Grade$31,090$0$0
High School Graduate$0$71,630$19,461
Some College$25,464$48,912$0
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$78,750$0$0

$28,021

Average Earnings

$49,140

Average Male

$19,353

Average Female

Philippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Philippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Philippi Language

96.86% of Philippi residents speak only English, while 3.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.19% of the population.

Philippi Language

Philippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,28750021.86%
Multiple777192.21%
Asian231773.91%

24.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.14%

Male Poverty Rate

31.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Philippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Philippi is Multiple, with 92.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Philippi is White, with 21.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.71%.

Philippi Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.03%
High School27.44%
Bachelors or Greater21.99%
Some College17.17%

Philippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed73.68%
Female Employed29.95%
Male Employed5.11%
Female Unemployed0%

Philippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Philippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$36,563$55,837
Families$56,974$93,024
Married Families$71,771$-999,999,999
Non Families$23,338$28,790

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Philippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.5%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Philippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Philippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Philippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Philippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

70

Number of Veterans

70

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam23
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Philippi Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+39
65 to 7415
35 to 548
55 to 648
18 to 340

Philippi Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White703.2%

Philippi Veterans by Race

Philippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Philippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.9%

Labor Force Participation

45%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Philippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Philippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Philippi 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

68.05%

Born in Philippi

98.49%

Native Born

1.51%

Foreign Born

1.3%

Non Citizen

0.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.49% of Philippi residents were born in the United States, with 68.05% having been born in West Virginia. 1.3% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Philippi Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,887-4-0.14%
20282,891-4-0.14%
20272,895-4-0.14%
20262,899-4-0.14%
20252,903-4-0.14%
20242,907-4-0.14%
20232,911-4-0.14%
20222,91520.07%
20212,913-10-0.34%
20202,923-323-9.95%
20193,246-17-0.52%
20183,263-85-2.54%
20173,348-71-2.08%
20163,419-91-2.59%
20153,510952.78%
20143,415912.74%
20133,324782.4%
20123,2462909.81%
20112,956-1-0.03%
20102,957873.03%
20002,870-262-8.37%
19903,132-62-1.94%
19803,1941926.4%
19703,00247118.61%
19502,53100%
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Philippi Population by Year