Berkeley County, West Virginia Population 2021

Berkeley County, West Virginia's estimated population is 123,041 with a growth rate of 1.60% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Berkeley County, West Virginia is the 3rd largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 104,621 and has seen a growth of 17.61% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021123,0411,9351.60%
2020121,1061,9351.62%
2019119,1711,9351.65%
2018117,2362,1631.88%
2017115,0731,5841.40%
2016113,4891,8111.62%
2015111,6781,4871.35%
2014110,1911,6961.56%
2013108,4951,5301.43%
2012106,9651,2221.16%
2011105,7431,1221.07%
2010104,62145,36876.57%
199059,25312,47826.68%
198046,77510,41928.66%
197036,3562,5657.59%
196033,7913,43211.30%
195030,3591,3434.63%
194029,0169863.52%
193028,0303,47614.16%
192024,5542,55511.61%
191021,9992,53013.00%
190019,4697674.10%
189018,7021,3227.61%
188017,3802,48016.64%
187014,9002,37518.96%
186012,5257546.41%
185011,7717997.28%
184010,9724544.32%
183010,518-693-6.18%
182011,211-268-2.33%
181011,479-10,527-47.84%
180022,0062,29311.63%
179019,7130.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.60%
County Website
Founded
May 15, 1772
County Seat
2010 Population
104,621
Growth Since 2010
17.61%
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Berkeley County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White100,09786.79%
Black or African American9,0397.84%
Two or More Races3,4583.00%
Some Other Race1,4041.22%
Asian1,2421.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native890.08%
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Berkeley County, West Virginia Population by Race

Berkeley County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Berkeley County, West Virginia Median Age

38.8


Total

38.7


Male

39


Female

Berkeley County, West Virginia Adults

There are 88,199 adults, (16,666 of whom are seniors) in Berkeley County, West Virginia.

Berkeley County, West Virginia Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkeley County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

58,461

50.69%

Male

56,868

49.31%

Berkeley County, West Virginia Population by Age

Berkeley County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Berkeley County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.5%14.5%
All74.6%25.4%
Male68.8%31.2%
Non Family68.1%31.9%
Female46.2%53.8%

74.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berkeley County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All44,2212.674.6
Married22,7053.1585.5
Non Family14,0761.2968.1
Female4,9373.3446.2
Male2,5033.4168.8

3.07

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Berkeley County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3943.01%
9th to 12th Grade6,3057.94%
High School Graduate29,87637.61%
Some College17,09521.52%
Associates Degree6,8898.67%
Bachelors Degree10,78913.58%
Graduate Degree6,0807.65%
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Berkeley County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Berkeley County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White68,85261,75115,097
Black5,8805,009816
Hispanic2,7982,227429
2+ Races1,1671,105215
Asian837757360
Other Race66844940
Native American8930

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 94.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.01%.

Berkeley County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,016$49,185$31,397
Less Than 9th Grade$25,051$30,747$19,645
High School Graduate$33,607$41,113$25,850
Some College$41,958$51,507$32,277
Bachelors Degree$51,798$72,769$40,382
Graduate Degree$58,275$80,040$49,773

$40,016

Average Earnings

$49,185

Average Male

$31,397

Average Female

Berkeley County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Berkeley County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Berkeley County, West Virginia Language

94.65% of Berkeley County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 5.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.81% of the population.

Berkeley County, West Virginia Language

Berkeley County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White95,68810,06610.52%
Black8,9312,46027.54%
Hispanic5,04972914.44%
Other1,40246132.88%
Multiple3,4563239.35%
Asian1,24216913.61%
Native892932.58%

12.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.59%

Male Poverty Rate

14.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berkeley County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berkeley County, West Virginia is Other, with 32.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkeley County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 9.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.40%.

Berkeley County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.77%
High School9.82%
Some College8.56%
Bachelors or Greater4.92%

Berkeley County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed36.31%
Female Unemployed33.73%
Female Employed7.93%
Male Employed3.36%

Berkeley County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Berkeley County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,515$75,914
Families$72,756$84,784
Married Families$85,782-
Non Families$41,918$51,860
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Income by Household Type

Berkeley County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Berkeley County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Berkeley County, West Virginia 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.

Berkeley County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Berkeley County, West Virginia Marital Status

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9,889

Number of Veterans

8,890

Male Veterans

999

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,122
First Gulf War2,752
Second Gulf War2,087
Korea662
World War II149

Berkeley County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,147
65 to 742,434
55 to 642,000
75+1,409
18 to 34899

Berkeley County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,75911.27%
Black85612.28%
Hispanic2156.55%
2+ Races1349.19%
Other Race11012.88%
Native American3033.71%

Berkeley County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Berkeley County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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5.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkeley County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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65.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Berkeley County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Berkeley County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Berkeley County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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34.00%

Born in Berkeley County, West Virginia

96.29%

Native Born

3.71%

Foreign Born

1.61%

Non Citizen

2.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.29% of Berkeley County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 34.00% having been born in West Virginia. 1.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Berkeley County, West Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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