Brooke County, West Virginia Population 2021

Brooke County, West Virginia's estimated population is 21,559 with a growth rate of -0.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Brooke County, West Virginia is the 29th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 23,978 and has seen a growth of -10.09% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202121,559-190-0.87%
202021,749-190-0.87%
201921,939-190-0.86%
201822,129-244-1.09%
201722,373-290-1.28%
201622,663-527-2.27%
201523,190-178-0.76%
201423,368-221-0.94%
201323,589-88-0.37%
201223,677-137-0.58%
201123,814-164-0.68%
201023,978-3,014-11.17%
199026,992-4,125-13.26%
198031,1171,4324.82%
197029,6857452.57%
196028,9402,0367.57%
195026,9041,3915.45%
194025,5138503.45%
193024,6638,13649.23%
192016,5275,42948.92%
191011,0983,87953.73%
19007,2195598.39%
18906,66064710.76%
18806,01354910.05%
18705,464-30-0.55%
18605,4944408.71%
18505,054-2,894-36.41%
18407,94890712.88%
18307,0414106.18%
18206,63178813.49%
18105,8431,13724.16%
18004,7060.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.87%
County Website
Founded
November 30, 1797
County Seat
2010 Population
23,978
Growth Since 2010
-10.09%
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Brooke County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,62096.26%
Black or African American3921.75%
Two or More Races2241.00%
Asian1080.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander520.23%
Some Other Race410.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native220.10%
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Brooke County, West Virginia Population by Race

Brooke County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Brooke County, West Virginia Median Age

46.6


Total

44.7


Male

48


Female

Brooke County, West Virginia Adults

There are 18,529 adults, (5,124 of whom are seniors) in Brooke County, West Virginia.

Brooke County, West Virginia Age Dependency

67.5

Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Brooke County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

11,370

50.63%

Male

11,089

49.37%

Brooke County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Brooke County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.3%8.7%
All76.2%23.8%
Female71.6%28.4%
Non Family60.2%39.8%
Male59.4%40.6%

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brooke County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,8052.1976.2
Married4,6622.7491.3
Non Family3,5281.1760.2
Female1,0632.6771.6
Male5523.0559.4

2.67

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Brooke County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4923.02%
9th to 12th Grade1,0426.40%
High School Graduate6,66040.92%
Some College3,31920.39%
Associates Degree1,67310.28%
Bachelors Degree1,93711.90%
Graduate Degree1,1537.08%
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Brooke County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brooke County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,82514,3033,025
Black156156
Hispanic1001008
2+ Races807913
Asian52413
Other Race414141
Islander2222
Native American1515

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Brooke County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,675$47,047$27,043
Less Than 9th Grade$28,333$31,983$19,450
High School Graduate$31,016$39,651$21,698
Some College$33,950$50,584$25,233
Bachelors Degree$44,505$56,510$40,574
Graduate Degree$54,059$65,893$52,725

$36,675

Average Earnings

$47,047

Average Male

$27,043

Average Female

Brooke County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brooke County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Brooke County, West Virginia Language

98.01% of Brooke County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.08% of the population.

Brooke County, West Virginia Language

Brooke County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,6412,70913.12%
Multiple1816334.81%
Hispanic1565635.90%
Black240239.58%
Asian10832.78%

13.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.34%

Male Poverty Rate

14.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brooke County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brooke County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 35.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brooke County, West Virginia is Asian, with 2.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.44%.

Brooke County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.83%
Some College13.18%
High School10.99%
Bachelors or Greater2.60%

Brooke County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed26.49%
Male Unemployed21.14%
Male Employed5.75%
Female Employed5.69%

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

Brooke County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,496$60,771
Families$66,335$72,636
Married Families$76,555-
Non Families$27,924$37,940
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Income by Household Type

Brooke County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Brooke County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Brooke 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.

Brooke County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Brooke County, West Virginia Marital Status

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1,907

Number of Veterans

1,841

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam584
Second Gulf War309
First Gulf War262
Korea239
World War II2

Brooke County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74489
75+485
35 to 54428
55 to 64360
18 to 34145

Brooke County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,88710.57%
2+ Races1713.93%
Hispanic158.72%
Black30.95%

Brooke County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Brooke County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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14.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brooke County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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55.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Brooke County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Brooke County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Brooke 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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55.57%

Born in Brooke County, West Virginia

98.60%

Native Born

1.40%

Foreign Born

0.79%

Non Citizen

0.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.60% of Brooke County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 55.57% having been born in West Virginia. 0.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Brooke 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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