Ward, Ohio Population 2024

1,161

Ward is a city located in Athens County, Hocking County, Perry County, and Vinton County Ohio. Ward has a 2024 population of 1,161. Ward is currently declining at a rate of -1.11% annually and its population has decreased by -3.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,197 in 2020.

The average household income in Ward is $57,679 with a poverty rate of 19.6%. The median age in Ward is 47.4 years: 50.1 years for males, and 43.6 years for females.

Ward Demographics

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

  • White: 90.24%
  • Black or African American: 5.16%
  • Two or more races: 4.6%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
37.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
30.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.01% (-36)
The current population of Ward, Ohio is 1,161 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,197.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White96290.24%
Black or African American555.16%
Two or more races494.6%
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

Ward Population by Race

Ward Population Pyramid 2024

Ward Median Age

47.4

Total

50.1

Male

43.6

Female

Ward Adults

There are 883 adults, (191 of whom are seniors) in Ward.

Ward Age Dependency

54

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Ward Sex Ratio

Female42239.59%
Male64460.41%

Ward Population by Age

Ward Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4662.0778.821.2
Married1952.566040
Non Family1871.2993.66.4
Male662.390.99.1
Female183.8983.316.7

2.47

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

78.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ward Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade12915.95%
Associates Degree658.03%
Bachelors Degree172.1%
Graduate Degree192.35%
High School Graduate39348.58%
Less Than 9th Grade141.73%
Some College17221.26%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ward Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ward Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White72958636
Black55550
2+ Races25250
Hispanic880

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 4.94%.

Ward 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$44,236$53,077$34,375
Less Than 9th Grade$48,250$48,625$0
Overall$44,292$49,778$34,632
Some College$40,833$58,000$33,333

$44,292

Average Earnings

$49,778

Average Male

$34,632

Average Female

Ward Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ward Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ward Language

97.97% of Ward residents speak only English, while 2.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.26% of the population.

Ward Language

Ward Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White91218520.29%
Multiple3213.13%

19.6%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.18%

Male Poverty Rate

25.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ward

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ward is White, with 20.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ward is Multiple, with 3.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.97%.

Ward Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24%
High School17.72%
Some College16.16%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Ward Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed21.23%
Male Employed9.51%
Male Unemployed6.45%

Ward Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ward Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$52,813$61,126
Households$52,554$57,679
Married Families$77,756$-999,999,999
Non Families$52,375$52,464

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ward Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Ward Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ward 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 45-54.

Ward Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ward Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

50

Number of Veterans

40

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam15
First Gulf War11
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Ward Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6430
75+13
65 to 746
35 to 541
18 to 340

Ward Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White506.35%

Ward Veterans by Race

Ward Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ward Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.4%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Ward Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ward Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ward 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

90.81%

Born in Ward

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Ward residents were born in the United States, with 90.81% having been born in Ohio. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Ward Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,096-13-1.17%
20281,109-13-1.16%
20271,122-13-1.15%
20261,135-13-1.13%
20251,148-13-1.12%
20241,161-13-1.11%
20231,174-13-1.1%
20221,187-13-1.08%
20211,20030.25%
20201,197-288-19.39%
20191,485-6-0.4%
20181,491-3-0.2%
20171,49430.2%
20161,491-5-0.33%
20151,496-14-0.93%
20141,51050.33%
20131,505-486-24.41%
20121,991-22-1.09%
20112,01390.45%
20102,00400%

Ward Population by Year