Gilmer County, West Virginia Population 2021

Gilmer County, West Virginia's estimated population is 7,673 with a growth rate of -0.97% 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 -12.12% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20217,673-75-0.97%
20207,748-75-0.96%
20197,823-75-0.95%
20187,898-144-1.79%
20178,042-92-1.13%
20168,134-172-2.07%
20158,306-192-2.26%
20148,498-124-1.44%
20138,622-126-1.44%
20128,748-3-0.03%
20118,751200.23%
20108,7311,06213.85%
19907,669-665-7.98%
19808,3345527.09%
19707,782-268-3.33%
19608,050-1,696-17.40%
19509,746-2,300-19.09%
194012,0461,40513.20%
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%
18704,33857915.40%
18603,7592848.17%
18503,4750.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.97%
County Website
Founded
February 3, 1845
County Seat
2010 Population
8,731
Growth Since 2010
-12.12%
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Gilmer County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,69483.25%
Black or African American96612.01%
Two or More Races1551.93%
Some Other Race1311.63%
Asian750.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.25%
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Gilmer County, West Virginia Population by Race

Gilmer County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Gilmer County, West Virginia Median Age

39.2


Total

37.7


Male

42.3


Female

Gilmer County, West Virginia Adults

There are 6,833 adults, (1,332 of whom are seniors) in Gilmer County, West Virginia.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Age Dependency

46.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22

Child Dependency Ratio

Gilmer County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

3,316

41.24%

Male

4,725

58.76%

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
Married82.9%17.1%
All68.9%31.1%
Female56.7%43.3%
Non Family55.5%44.5%
Male52.3%47.7%

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gilmer County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5872.5268.9
Married1,2693.0382.9
Non Family9161.2355.5
Female2913.8556.7
Male1113.7952.3

3.14

Average Family Size

2.52

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 Grade2805.03%
9th to 12th Grade5529.92%
High School Graduate2,48944.73%
Some College1,02818.47%
Associates Degree2714.87%
Bachelors Degree56910.22%
Graduate Degree3766.76%
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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
White4,4543,747853
Black74666347
Hispanic1771387
2+ Races14213926
Asian757512
Other Race4422
Native American2020

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 white people with a rate of 19.15%.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,595$30,475$23,320
Less Than 9th Grade$$31,250$11,316
High School Graduate$30,713$32,009$24,868
Some College$22,957$23,378$22,776
Bachelors Degree$22,500$27,841$18,207
Graduate Degree$41,806$34,375$47,500

$25,595

Average Earnings

$30,475

Average Male

$23,320

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

95.96% of Gilmer County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.68% 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
White6,05886714.31%
Black19516685.13%
Multiple543666.67%

16.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.91%

Male Poverty Rate

16.94%

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 85.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gilmer County, West Virginia is White, with 14.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.94%.

Gilmer County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.93%
Some College16.23%
High School9.31%
Bachelors or Greater4.02%

Gilmer County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed68.50%
Female Unemployed50.57%
Female Employed11.15%
Male Employed5.03%

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$42,636$51,440
Families$56,106$63,228
Married Families$61,420-
Non Families$21,250$28,514
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Income by Household Type

Gilmer County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

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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489

Number of Veterans

458

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam186
First Gulf War66
Second Gulf War62
Korea49
World War II4

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74176
75+124
35 to 5477
55 to 6464
18 to 3448

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4127.40%
Black626.65%
2+ Races159.68%

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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8.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gilmer County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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43.5%

Labor Force Participation

38.8%

Employment Rate

10.8%

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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60.79%

Born in Gilmer County, West Virginia

97.39%

Native Born

2.61%

Foreign Born

2.24%

Non Citizen

0.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.39% of Gilmer County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 60.79% having been born in West Virginia. 2.24% 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

  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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