Fayette County, West Virginia Population 2022

Fayette County, West Virginia's estimated population is 40,678 with a growth rate of -1.40% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fayette County, West Virginia is the 13th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 46,030 and has seen a growth of -11.63% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18403,9240.00%
18503,955310.79%
18605,9972,04251.63%
18706,64765010.84%
188011,5604,91373.91%
189020,5428,98277.70%
190031,98711,44555.72%
191051,90319,91662.26%
192060,3778,47416.33%
193072,05011,67319.33%
194080,6288,57811.91%
195082,4431,8152.25%
196061,731-20,712-25.12%
197049,332-12,399-20.09%
198057,8638,53117.29%
199047,952-9,911-17.13%
201046,030-1,922-4.01%
201145,921-109-0.24%
201245,861-60-0.13%
201345,557-304-0.66%
201445,159-398-0.87%
201544,707-452-1.00%
201644,179-528-1.18%
201743,607-572-1.29%
201842,982-625-1.43%
201942,406-576-1.34%
202041,830-576-1.36%
202141,254-576-1.38%
202240,678-576-1.40%
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Fayette County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,19693.29%
Black or African American2,1955.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native920.21%
Asian150.03%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander260.06%
Some Other Race880.20%
Two or More Races4751.10%
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Fayette County, West Virginia Population by Race

Fayette County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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Fayette County, West Virginia Median Age

44.5


Total

43.6


Male

45.6


Female

Fayette County, West Virginia Adults

There are 34,206 adults, (9,070 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, West Virginia.

Fayette County, West Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

21,420

49.71%

Male

21,667

50.29%

Fayette County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Fayette County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male91.2%8.8%
Married89.6%10.4%
All78.4%21.6%
Non Family66.1%33.9%
Female58.1%41.9%

78.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fayette County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,3882.3978.4
Married8,7412.9489.6
Male9653.5591.2
Female1,8753.0758.1
Non Family5,8071.1466.1

2.94

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Fayette County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5034.82%
9th to 12th Grade3,32810.67%
High School Graduate13,63343.72%
Some College5,65418.13%
Associates Degree2,3117.41%
Bachelors Degree3,21110.30%
Graduate Degree1,5404.94%
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Fayette County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fayette County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1588
Other Race24178
White28,92724,2894,581
2+ Races24623532
Hispanic29523431
Black1,6371,526117
Native American92895
Islander2626

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.33%.

Fayette County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,841$39,956$27,116
Less Than 9th Grade$19,028$22,391$14,281
High School Graduate$29,591$34,233$23,973
Some College$31,646$43,239$26,938
Bachelors Degree$45,815$63,650$38,471
Graduate Degree$50,435$50,268$50,554

$31,841

Average Earnings

$39,956

Average Male

$27,116

Average Female

Fayette County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fayette County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Fayette County, West Virginia Language

98.70% of Fayette County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.77% of the population.

Fayette County, West Virginia Language

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,06073335.58%
Native892426.97%
Multiple46210823.38%
White38,5138,01120.80%
Other4NaN%
Hispanic447327.16%

21.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.70%

Male Poverty Rate

23.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, West Virginia is Black, with 35.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 7.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.10%.

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.12%
High School16.05%
Some College17.75%
Bachelors or Greater6.13%

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.87%
Male Unemployed23.68%
Female Employed13.33%
Female Unemployed37.04%

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

Fayette County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,722$55,130
Families$55,364$65,465
Married Families$62,802-
Non Families$23,639$31,295
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Income by Household Type

Fayette County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Fayette 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.

Fayette County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Fayette County, West Virginia Marital Status

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3,226

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War488
First Gulf War687
Vietnam1,412
Korea264
World War II76

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34159
35 to 54753
55 to 64658
65 to 74994
75+662

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9009.08%
Black27415.55%
2+ Races5216.10%

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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13.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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48.5%

Labor Force Participation

45%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Fayette County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Fayette 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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80.47%

Born in Fayette County, West Virginia

99.50%

Native Born

0.50%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

0.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.50% of Fayette County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 80.47% having been born in West Virginia. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Fayette 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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