Braxton County, West Virginia Population 2021

Braxton County, West Virginia's estimated population is 13,719 with a growth rate of -0.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Braxton County, West Virginia is the 39th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 14,545 and has seen a growth of -5.68% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202113,719-119-0.86%
202013,838-119-0.85%
201913,957-119-0.85%
201814,076-141-0.99%
201714,217-106-0.74%
201614,323-52-0.36%
201514,375-30-0.21%
201414,405200.14%
201314,385-66-0.46%
201214,451-84-0.58%
201114,535-10-0.07%
201014,5451,54711.90%
199012,998-896-6.45%
198013,8941,2289.70%
197012,666-2,486-16.41%
196015,152-2,930-16.20%
195018,082-3,576-16.51%
194021,658-921-4.08%
193022,579-1,394-5.81%
192023,9739504.13%
191023,0234,11921.79%
190018,9044,97635.73%
189013,9284,14142.31%
18809,7873,30751.03%
18706,4801,48829.81%
18604,99278018.52%
18504,2121,63763.57%
18402,5750.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.86%
County Website
Founded
January 15, 1836
County Seat
2010 Population
14,545
Growth Since 2010
-5.68%
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Braxton County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,75796.95%
Two or More Races2501.76%
Black or African American1060.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native480.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.13%
Some Other Race100.07%
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Braxton County, West Virginia Population by Race

Braxton County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Braxton County, West Virginia Median Age

45.9


Total

45.1


Male

46.3


Female

Braxton County, West Virginia Adults

There are 11,393 adults, (3,184 of whom are seniors) in Braxton County, West Virginia.

Braxton County, West Virginia Age Dependency

72.9

Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Braxton County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

7,028

49.53%

Male

7,162

50.47%

Braxton County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Braxton County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male88.6%11.4%
Married86.5%13.5%
All80.7%19.3%
Female75.5%24.5%
Non Family69.9%30.1%

80.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Braxton County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6242.4680.7
Married3,1132.8886.5
Non Family1,5471.1869.9
Female7093.1775.5
Male2553.1188.6

2.89

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Braxton County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7337.01%
9th to 12th Grade1,31012.54%
High School Graduate4,83546.27%
Some College1,44113.79%
Associates Degree5695.44%
Bachelors Degree1,14010.91%
Graduate Degree4224.04%
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Braxton County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Braxton County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,1348,1771,519
2+ Races16612741
Black84782
Hispanic3125
Native American22
Islander19
Other Race1010

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 24.70%.

Braxton County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,653$36,042$24,703
Less Than 9th Grade$18,990$18,023$23,114
High School Graduate$27,549$34,386$20,237
Some College$31,377$43,819$26,346
Bachelors Degree$43,162$54,914$34,114
Graduate Degree$53,977$62,250$47,050

$30,653

Average Earnings

$36,042

Average Male

$24,703

Average Female

Braxton County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Braxton County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Braxton County, West Virginia Language

99.46% of Braxton County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.42% of the population.

Braxton County, West Virginia Language

Braxton County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,4513,02522.49%
Multiple20752.42%
Black7256.94%

21.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.87%

Male Poverty Rate

23.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Braxton County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Braxton County, West Virginia is White, with 22.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Braxton County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 2.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.08%.

Braxton County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.39%
High School19.19%
Some College13.58%
Bachelors or Greater6.93%

Braxton County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed40.92%
Female Unemployed24.03%
Male Employed12.98%
Female Employed9.59%

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

Braxton County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,466$54,597
Families$49,503$60,943
Married Families$57,855-
Non Families$25,790$35,787
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Income by Household Type

Braxton County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Braxton County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Braxton 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 35-44.

Braxton County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Braxton County, West Virginia Marital Status

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873

Number of Veterans

805

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam289
First Gulf War146
Korea138
Second Gulf War75
World War II

Braxton County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+299
65 to 74285
55 to 64175
35 to 54106
18 to 348

Braxton County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8667.82%
2+ Races74.22%

Braxton County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Braxton County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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10.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Braxton County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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52%

Labor Force Participation

44.5%

Employment Rate

14.4%

Unemployment Rate

Braxton County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Braxton County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Braxton 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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77.52%

Born in Braxton County, West Virginia

99.89%

Native Born

0.11%

Foreign Born

0.11%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.89% of Braxton County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 77.52% having been born in West Virginia. 0.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Braxton 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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