Brooke County, West Virginia Population 2020

Brooke County, West Virginia's estimated population is 22,390 with a growth rate of -1.28% 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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201822,203-187-0.84%
201722,390-290-1.28%
201622,680-525-2.26%
201523,205-179-0.77%
201423,384-220-0.93%
201323,604-87-0.37%
201223,691-137-0.57%
201123,828-167-0.70%
201023,995-2,997-11.10%
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%

How Many People Live in Brooke County, West Virginia?

22,390

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,94796.38%
Black or African American3981.75%
Two or More Races2751.21%
Asian740.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander400.18%
Some Other Race370.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native10.00%

Brooke County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

Brooke County, West Virginia Median Age

46.2


Total

44.6


Male

47.9


Female

Brooke County, West Virginia Adults

There are 18,653 adults, (5,070 of whom are seniors) in Brooke County, West Virginia.

Brooke County, West Virginia Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Brooke County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

11,601

50.94%

Male

11,171

49.06%

Brooke County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Brooke County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.4%8.6%
All74.7%25.3%
Male64.5%35.5%
Female63.6%36.4%
Non Family57.5%42.5%

74.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,9572.1874.7
Married4,7352.7691.4
Non Family3,5701.1957.5
Female1,0922.5963.6
Male5602.8964.5

2.65

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Brooke County, West Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4372.67%
9th to 12th Grade1,0016.11%
High School Graduate6,83341.68%
Some College3,54321.61%
Associates Degree1,3938.50%
Bachelors Degree2,00512.23%
Graduate Degree1,1827.21%

Brooke County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,99914,5923,117
Black190190
Hispanic79599
Multiple Races605821
Asian322312
Other Race282828
Islander1818

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,670$43,654$26,979
Less Than High School$21,625$27,386$19,067
High School Grad$27,250$36,070$20,960
Some College$33,211$51,355$24,913
Bachelors Degree$41,711$56,809$38,906
Graduate Degree$53,302$67,283$48,750

$34,670

Average Earnings

$43,654

Average Male

$26,979

Average Female

Brooke County, West Virginia Language

Brooke County, West Virginia Language by Age

Brooke County, West Virginia Language

98.38% of Brooke County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.86% of the population.

Brooke County, West Virginia Poverty

Brooke County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,8062,67912.88%
Multiple25016566.00%
Hispanic16110062.11%
Black294248.16%
Other37924.32%

13.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.89%

Male Poverty Rate

15.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brooke County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brooke County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 66.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brooke County, West Virginia is Black, with 8.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.85%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.26%
Some College12.53%
High School10.50%
Bachelors or Greater2.71%

Brooke County, West Virginia Income

Brooke County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,772$58,298
Families$63,516$68,783
Married Families$73,469-
Non Families$27,026$38,016

Brooke County, West Virginia Marital Status

Brooke County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Brooke County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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

Brooke County, West Virginia Veterans

1,844

Number of Veterans

1,773

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam629
Second Gulf War280
Korea244
First Gulf War219
World War II2

Brooke County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,82910.12%
Hispanic128.28%
2 or More1214.81%
Black30.98%

Brooke County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

12.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brooke County, West Virginia Employment Status

55.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Brooke County, West Virginia Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.08%

Born in West Virginia

98.74%

Native Born

1.26%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.74% of Brooke County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 58.08% having been born in West Virginia. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Population of Cities in Brooke County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Weirton 1974318989-754-3.82%
Follansbee29862838-148-4.96%
Wellsburg28102657-153-5.44%
Bethany10361002-34-3.28%
Beech Bottom523491-32-6.12%
Windsor Heights423394-29-6.86%
  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