Brooke County, West Virginia Population 2024

20,981

Brooke County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 20,981 with a growth rate of -1.76% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Brooke County, West Virginia is the 28th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 population was 23,973 and has seen a growth of -12.48% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,101-376-1.93%
202819,477-376-1.89%
202719,853-376-1.86%
202620,229-376-1.82%
202520,605-376-1.79%
202420,981-376-1.76%
202321,357-376-1.73%
202221,733-376-1.7%
202122,109-363-1.62%
202022,4725482.5%
201921,924-206-0.93%
201822,130-276-1.23%
201722,406-268-1.18%
201622,674-539-2.32%
201523,213-170-0.73%
201423,383-213-0.9%
201323,596-81-0.34%
201223,677-137-0.58%
201123,814-159-0.66%
201023,973
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%
18004,706-14,395-75.36%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.76% (-376)
County Website
Brooke County
County Seat
2010 Population
23,973
Area
89 mi²
Density
236 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-12.48% (-2,992)
Founded
November 30, 1797

Brooke County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,09094.37%
Two or more races7633.41%
Black or African American3341.49%
Asian1220.55%
Native American190.09%
Other race180.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander30.01%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brooke County, West Virginia Population by Race

Brooke County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Brooke County, West Virginia Median Age

46.4

Total

44.8

Male

47.8

Female

Brooke County, West Virginia Adults

There are 18,422 adults, (5,380 of whom are seniors) in Brooke County, West Virginia.

Brooke County, West Virginia Age Dependency

71.4

Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Brooke County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female11,25750.37%
Male11,09249.63%

Brooke County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,5932.2374.725.3
Non Family4,0971.1757.842.2
Married4,0082.9193.16.9
Female1,1073.0469.230.8
Male3814.0378.521.5
showing: 5 rows

2.94

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

74.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brooke 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

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

Brooke 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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Brooke County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,487

Average Earnings

$46,456

Average Male

$32,728

Average Female

Brooke County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brooke County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Brooke County, West Virginia Language

97.53% of Brooke County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.21% of the population.

Brooke County, West Virginia Language

Brooke County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White20,2652,26311.17%
Multiple700568%
Hispanic2193817.35%
Black1091211.01%
Asian12221.64%
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11.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.52%

Male Poverty Rate

14.5%

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 17.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brooke County, West Virginia is Asian, with 1.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.71%.

Brooke County, West Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.37%
High School12.52%
Some College11.37%
Bachelors or Greater1.72%
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Brooke County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed22.66%
Male Unemployed20.6%
Female Employed7.36%
Male Employed2.94%
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Brooke County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brooke County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brooke County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Brooke County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brooke County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,528

Number of Veterans

1,442

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

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Brooke County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Brooke County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Brooke County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Brooke County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brooke County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Brooke County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Brooke County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Brooke 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

56.96%

Born in Brooke County, West Virginia

98.72%

Native Born

1.28%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.72% of Brooke County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 56.96% having been born in West Virginia. 0.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Brooke County, West Virginia Place of Birth

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