Sprague, West Virginia Population 2024

1,028

Sprague is a city located in Raleigh County West Virginia. Sprague has a 2024 population of 1,028. Sprague is currently growing at a rate of 1.68% annually and its population has increased by 7.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 960 in 2020.

The average household income in Sprague is $53,871 with a poverty rate of 28.87%. The median age in Sprague is 56.1 years: 56.6 years for males, and 51.9 years for females.

Sprague Demographics

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

  • White: 92.56%
  • Black or African American: 6.44%
  • Two or more races: 1.01%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,631.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.08% (68)
The current population of Sprague, West Virginia is 1,028 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 960.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White92092.56%
Black or African American646.44%
Two or more races101.01%
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

Sprague Population by Race

Sprague Population Pyramid 2024

Sprague Median Age

56.1

Total

56.6

Male

51.9

Female

Sprague Adults

There are 868 adults, (270 of whom are seniors) in Sprague.

Sprague Age Dependency

66.2

Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sprague Sex Ratio

Female54054.33%
Male45445.67%

Sprague Population by Age

Sprague Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4162.3990.19.9
Married2972.721000
Non Family1021.3976.523.5
Female172.590100
Male0000

2.71

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

90.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sprague Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade17319.93%
Associates Degree718.18%
Bachelors Degree252.88%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate35540.9%
Less Than 9th Grade10111.64%
Some College14316.47%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sprague Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sprague Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White80453025
Black64640

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 3.11%.

Sprague Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$21,510$26,033$19,440
Some College$45,042$46,125$0

$21,510

Average Earnings

$26,033

Average Male

$19,440

Average Female

Sprague Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sprague Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sprague Language

100% of Sprague 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.

Sprague Language

Sprague Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White92025327.5%
Black642437.5%
Multiple1010100%

28.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.16%

Male Poverty Rate

37.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sprague

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sprague is White, with 27.5% 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 60.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.87%.

Sprague Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School50.99%
Some College13.55%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Sprague Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed33.2%
Female Unemployed0%

Sprague Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sprague Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$56,944$58,514
Households$57,160$53,871
Married Families$57,207$-999,999,999
Non Families-$39,578

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sprague Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

63.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

72.8%

Male Marriage Rate

55.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sprague Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sprague 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.

Sprague Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sprague Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

52

Number of Veterans

52

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea10
First Gulf War8
Vietnam8
Second Gulf War0
World War II0

Sprague Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6434
75+10
65 to 748
18 to 340
35 to 540

Sprague Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White526.47%

Sprague Veterans by Race

Sprague Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sprague Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Sprague Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sprague Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sprague 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

77.77%

Born in Sprague

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Sprague residents were born in the United States, with 77.77% 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.

Sprague Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,028171.68%
20231,011171.71%
2022994-61-5.78%
20211,055959.9%
202096000%

Sprague Population by Year