Boone County, West Virginia Population 2024

20,170

Boone County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 20,170 with a growth rate of -1.94% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Boone County, West Virginia is the 29th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 population was 24,607 and has seen a growth of -18.03% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,175-399-2.15%
202818,574-399-2.1%
202718,973-399-2.06%
202619,372-399-2.02%
202519,771-399-1.98%
202420,170-399-1.94%
202320,569-399-1.9%
202220,968-399-1.87%
202121,367-372-1.71%
202021,7393871.81%
201921,352-555-2.53%
201821,907-461-2.06%
201722,368-435-1.91%
201622,803-449-1.93%
201523,252-464-1.96%
201423,716-375-1.56%
201324,091-265-1.09%
201224,356-55-0.23%
201124,411-196-0.8%
201024,607
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%
18503,237-14,938-82.19%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.94% (-399)
County Website
Boone County
County Seat
2010 Population
24,607
Area
502 mi²
Density
40 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-18.03% (-4,437)
Founded
March 11, 1847

Boone County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,11997.3%
Two or more races4472.06%
Black or African American580.27%
Other race450.21%
Asian360.17%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Boone County, West Virginia Population by Race

Boone County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Boone County, West Virginia Median Age

44.8

Total

44.2

Male

46.4

Female

Boone County, West Virginia Adults

There are 17,186 adults, (4,573 of whom are seniors) in Boone County, West Virginia.

Boone County, West Virginia Age Dependency

72.1

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Boone County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female10,77449.64%
Male10,93150.36%

Boone County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,9922.779.120.9
Married4,2063.392.37.7
Non Family2,5671.2365.334.7
Female8523.9869.730.3
Male3673.2245.854.2
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3.25

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Boone County, West Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Boone County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Boone County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 28.57%.

Boone County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,403

Average Earnings

$51,813

Average Male

$32,935

Average Female

Boone County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Boone County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Boone County, West Virginia Language

99.36% of Boone County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.33% of the population.

Boone County, West Virginia Language

Boone County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White20,8733,44116.49%
Multiple4478218.34%
Black491632.65%
Asian34411.76%
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16.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.13%

Male Poverty Rate

17.95%

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 32.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Boone County, West Virginia is Asian, with 11.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.75%.

Boone County, West Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.98%
High School16.57%
Some College10.24%
Bachelors or Greater4.43%
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Boone County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed42.54%
Female Unemployed32.87%
Male Employed6.33%
Female Employed5.28%
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Boone County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Boone County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Boone County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Boone County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Boone County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Boone County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,328

Number of Veterans

1,256

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

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Boone County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Boone County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Boone County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Boone County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Boone County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.2%

Labor Force Participation

39.5%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Boone County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Boone County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Boone County, West Virginia 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

84.89%

Born in Boone County, West Virginia

99.58%

Native Born

0.42%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.58% of Boone County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 84.89% having been born in West Virginia. 0.28% 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

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