Gilmer County, West Virginia Population 2024

7,197

Gilmer County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 7,197 with a growth rate of -0.88% 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 -17.57% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,877-64-0.92%
20286,941-64-0.91%
20277,005-64-0.91%
20267,069-64-0.9%
20257,133-64-0.89%
20247,197-64-0.88%
20237,261-64-0.87%
20227,325-64-0.87%
20217,389-8-0.11%
20207,397-491-6.22%
20197,888-49-0.62%
20187,937-123-1.53%
20178,060-93-1.14%
20168,153-162-1.95%
20158,315-196-2.3%
20148,511-124-1.44%
20138,635-125-1.43%
20128,76060.07%
20118,754230.26%
20108,731
19907,669-665-7.98%
19808,3345527.09%
19707,782-268-3.33%
19608,050-1,696-17.4%
19509,746-2,300-19.09%
194012,0461,40513.2%
193010,641-27-0.25%
192010,668-711-6.25%
191011,379-383-3.26%
190011,7622,01620.69%
18909,7462,63837.11%
18807,1082,77063.85%
18704,33857915.4%
18603,7592848.17%
18503,475-3,402-49.47%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.88% (-64)
County Website
Gilmer County
County Seat
2010 Population
8,731
Area
339 mi²
Density
21 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-17.57% (-1,534)
Founded
February 3, 1845

Gilmer County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,04181.15%
Black or African American1,01213.59%
Two or more races3114.18%
Other race430.58%
Asian260.35%
Native American110.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gilmer County, West Virginia Population by Race

Gilmer County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Gilmer County, West Virginia Median Age

40.5

Total

39.4

Male

42.6

Female

Gilmer County, West Virginia Adults

There are 6,251 adults, (1,303 of whom are seniors) in Gilmer County, West Virginia.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Age Dependency

50.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Gilmer County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female2,95339.67%
Male4,49160.33%

Gilmer County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,1322.674.325.7
Married1,0782.9186.313.7
Non Family7261.1661.638.4
Female2324.847228
Male964.6941.758.3
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3.24

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gilmer 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

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

Gilmer 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 white people with a rate of 23.63%.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,163

Average Earnings

$35,932

Average Male

$32,721

Average Female

Gilmer County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gilmer County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gilmer County, West Virginia Language

95.71% of Gilmer County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.33% of the population.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Language

Gilmer County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,0294669.27%
Black1017675.25%
Multiple2914013.75%
Other343294.12%
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11.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.32%

Male Poverty Rate

13.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gilmer County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gilmer County, West Virginia is Other, with 94.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gilmer County, West Virginia is White, with 9.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.91%.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.93%
Some College12.32%
High School10.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.89%
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Gilmer County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed44.34%
Female Unemployed30.19%
Male Employed6.94%
Female Employed6.28%
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Gilmer County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gilmer County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gilmer County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Gilmer County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gilmer County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

383

Number of Veterans

347

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

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Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

39.9%

Labor Force Participation

37.1%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Gilmer County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gilmer County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gilmer 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

59.36%

Born in Gilmer County, West Virginia

97.74%

Native Born

2.26%

Foreign Born

1.79%

Non Citizen

0.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.74% of Gilmer County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 59.36% having been born in West Virginia. 1.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Place of Birth

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