Boone County, West Virginia Population 2021

Boone County, West Virginia's estimated population is 20,465 with a growth rate of -2.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Boone County, West Virginia is the 30th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 24,608 and has seen a growth of -16.84% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202120,465-496-2.37%
202020,961-496-2.31%
201921,457-496-2.26%
201821,953-416-1.86%
201722,369-440-1.93%
201622,809-443-1.91%
201523,252-464-1.96%
201423,716-373-1.55%
201324,089-269-1.10%
201224,358-54-0.22%
201124,412-196-0.80%
201024,608-1,262-4.88%
199025,870-4,577-15.03%
198030,4475,32921.22%
197025,118-3,646-12.68%
196028,764-4,409-13.29%
195033,1734,61716.17%
194028,5563,97016.15%
193024,5869,26760.49%
192015,3194,98848.28%
191010,3312,13726.08%
19008,1941,30919.01%
18906,8851,06118.22%
18805,8241,27127.92%
18704,553-287-5.93%
18604,8401,60349.52%
18503,2370.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-2.37%
County Website
Founded
March 11, 1847
County Seat
2010 Population
24,608
Growth Since 2010
-16.84%
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Boone County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,91597.97%
Black or African American2180.97%
Two or More Races1940.87%
Asian260.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.04%
Some Other Race50.02%
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Boone County, West Virginia Population by Race

Boone County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Boone County, West Virginia Median Age

43.5


Total

42.4


Male

44.5


Female

Boone County, West Virginia Adults

There are 17,553 adults, (4,275 of whom are seniors) in Boone County, West Virginia.

Boone County, West Virginia Age Dependency

68.5

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Boone County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

11,244

50.27%

Male

11,124

49.73%

Boone County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Boone County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.4%10.6%
All76.6%23.4%
Female64.6%35.4%
Non Family62.8%37.2%
Male55.5%44.5%

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Boone County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,9322.4976.6
Married4,6683.0289.4
Non Family2,7851.2662.8
Female1,0433.1764.6
Male4363.0655.5

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Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Boone County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1136.96%
9th to 12th Grade2,12513.29%
High School Graduate7,94149.68%
Some College2,36714.81%
Associates Degree8895.56%
Bachelors Degree8845.53%
Graduate Degree6654.16%
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Boone County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Boone County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,67012,4681,523
Black138126
2+ Races917226
Hispanic8080
Native American105
Asian1010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 28.57%.

Boone County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,864$44,299$26,438
Less Than 9th Grade$24,083$31,250$13,524
High School Graduate$32,152$40,304$20,521
Some College$36,545$58,550$27,399
Bachelors Degree$49,500$62,396$47,813
Graduate Degree$52,073$50,278$57,586

$35,864

Average Earnings

$44,299

Average Male

$26,438

Average Female

Boone County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Boone County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Boone County, West Virginia Language

99.61% of Boone County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.35% of the population.

Boone County, West Virginia Language

Boone County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,6324,97122.98%
Black21612658.33%
Multiple1932613.47%

23.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.42%

Male Poverty Rate

25.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Boone County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Boone County, West Virginia is Black, with 58.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Boone County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 13.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.10%.

Boone County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.94%
High School20.17%
Some College16.09%
Bachelors or Greater7.62%

Boone County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed36.94%
Female Unemployed19.27%
Female Employed10.90%
Male Employed8.92%

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

Boone County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,739$52,513
Families$49,030$59,424
Married Families$59,583-
Non Families$25,812$36,130
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Income by Household Type

Boone County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Boone County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Boone County, West Virginia 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.

Boone County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Boone County, West Virginia Marital Status

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1,351

Number of Veterans

1,277

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam564
First Gulf War255
Korea114
Second Gulf War111
World War II21

Boone County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74542
75+282
35 to 54272
55 to 64204
18 to 3451

Boone County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3267.68%
Black1913.57%
2+ Races65.66%

Boone County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Boone County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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8.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Boone County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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40.3%

Labor Force Participation

36%

Employment Rate

10.6%

Unemployment Rate

Boone County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Boone County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Boone 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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86.38%

Born in Boone County, West Virginia

99.74%

Native Born

0.26%

Foreign Born

0.06%

Non Citizen

0.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.74% of Boone County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 86.38% having been born in West Virginia. 0.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Boone 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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