Gilmer County, West Virginia Population 2022

Gilmer County, West Virginia's estimated population is 7,598 with a growth rate of -0.98% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Gilmer County, West Virginia is the 51st largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 8,731 and has seen a growth of -12.98% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18503,4750.00%
18603,7592848.17%
18704,33857915.40%
18807,1082,77063.85%
18909,7462,63837.11%
190011,7622,01620.69%
191011,379-383-3.26%
192010,668-711-6.25%
193010,641-27-0.25%
194012,0461,40513.20%
19509,746-2,300-19.09%
19608,050-1,696-17.40%
19707,782-268-3.33%
19808,3345527.09%
19907,669-665-7.98%
20108,7311,06213.85%
20118,751200.23%
20128,748-3-0.03%
20138,622-126-1.44%
20148,498-124-1.44%
20158,306-192-2.26%
20168,134-172-2.07%
20178,042-92-1.13%
20187,898-144-1.79%
20197,823-75-0.95%
20207,748-75-0.96%
20217,673-75-0.97%
20227,598-75-0.98%
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Gilmer County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,62183.07%
Black or African American91911.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native290.36%
Asian951.19%
Some Other Race1411.77%
Two or More Races1652.07%
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Gilmer County, West Virginia Population by Race

Gilmer County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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Gilmer County, West Virginia Median Age

39.9


Total

37.8


Male

41.8


Female

Gilmer County, West Virginia Adults

There are 6,776 adults, (1,358 of whom are seniors) in Gilmer County, West Virginia.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22

Child Dependency Ratio

Gilmer County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

3,337

41.87%

Male

4,633

58.13%

Gilmer County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Gilmer County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All70.4%29.6%
Female68.4%31.6%
Non Family54.9%45.1%
Male53%47%

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gilmer County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5162.5870.4
Married1,2542.9783.1
Male1003.4553
Female2824.8468.4
Non Family8801.1954.9

3.22

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Gilmer County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2775.06%
9th to 12th Grade58710.73%
High School Graduate2,57147.00%
Some College79214.48%
Associates Degree3115.69%
Bachelors Degree55110.07%
Graduate Degree3816.97%
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Gilmer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gilmer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian959532
White4,3313,684824
2+ Races15312527
Hispanic17414011
Black73257738
Native American2929
Other Race4132

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.68%.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,919$29,673$25,808
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$29,435$30,271$27,750
Some College$24,471$25,913$22,772
Bachelors Degree$26,293$24,412$26,638
Graduate Degree$38,828$31,520$47,188

$26,919

Average Earnings

$29,673

Average Male

$25,808

Average Female

Gilmer County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gilmer County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Gilmer County, West Virginia Language

95.10% of Gilmer County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.53% of the population.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Language

Gilmer County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black22117981.00%
Multiple722636.11%
White5,88961210.39%
OtherNaN%

12.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.50%

Male Poverty Rate

12.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gilmer County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gilmer County, West Virginia is Black, with 81.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gilmer County, West Virginia is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.67%.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.45%
High School8.18%
Some College14.46%
Bachelors or Greater2.48%

Gilmer County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.01%
Male Unemployed43.35%
Female Employed6.20%
Female Unemployed53.19%

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

Gilmer County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,883$51,373
Families$56,521$62,329
Married Families$58,438-
Non Families$23,661$29,818
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Income by Household Type

Gilmer County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Gilmer County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Gilmer 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.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Gilmer County, West Virginia Marital Status

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549

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War144
First Gulf War97
Vietnam175
Korea30
World War II5

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34101
35 to 5478
55 to 6480
65 to 74178
75+112

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5009.10%
Black323.59%
2+ Races1710.30%

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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6.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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45%

Labor Force Participation

40%

Employment Rate

11.1%

Unemployment Rate

Gilmer County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Gilmer County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Gilmer 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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61.28%

Born in Gilmer County, West Virginia

97.28%

Native Born

2.72%

Foreign Born

2.28%

Non Citizen

0.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.28% of Gilmer County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 61.28% having been born in West Virginia. 2.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Gilmer 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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