Hancock County, West Virginia Population 2021

Hancock County, West Virginia's estimated population is 28,272 with a growth rate of -0.94% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hancock County, West Virginia is the 20th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 30,681 and has seen a growth of -7.85% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202128,272-269-0.94%
202028,541-269-0.93%
201928,810-269-0.93%
201829,079-304-1.03%
201729,383-279-0.94%
201629,662-318-1.06%
201529,980-283-0.94%
201430,263-119-0.39%
201330,382-83-0.27%
201230,465-168-0.55%
201130,633-48-0.16%
201030,681-4,552-12.92%
199035,233-5,185-12.83%
198040,4186691.68%
197039,7491340.34%
196039,6155,22715.20%
195034,3882,8168.92%
194031,5723,06110.74%
193028,5118,53642.73%
192019,9759,51090.87%
191010,4653,77256.36%
19006,6932794.35%
18906,4141,53231.38%
18804,88251911.90%
18704,363-82-1.84%
18604,4453959.75%
18504,0500.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.94%
County Website
Founded
January 15, 1848
County Seat
2010 Population
30,681
Growth Since 2010
-7.85%
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Hancock County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White27,90194.96%
Two or More Races7492.55%
Black or African American5781.97%
Asian1360.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.04%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.02%
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Hancock County, West Virginia Population by Race

Hancock County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Hancock County, West Virginia Median Age

46.8


Total

45.2


Male

48.3


Female

Hancock County, West Virginia Adults

There are 23,767 adults, (6,632 of whom are seniors) in Hancock County, West Virginia.

Hancock County, West Virginia Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Hancock County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

15,205

51.75%

Male

14,178

48.25%

Hancock County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Hancock County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
All72.7%27.3%
Non Family67.8%32.2%
Male62%38%
Female45.8%54.2%

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hancock County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6782.372.7
Married5,4912.9885.8
Non Family5,1521.1667.8
Female1,5593.2845.8
Male4763.4762

2.98

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Hancock County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4592.11%
9th to 12th Grade1,6367.52%
High School Graduate9,12741.94%
Some College4,56120.96%
Associates Degree2,19910.10%
Bachelors Degree2,37510.91%
Graduate Degree1,4056.46%
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Hancock County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hancock County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White20,69318,6653,581
Black41840178
2+ Races2972877
Hispanic29527872
Asian1007743
Islander66
Native American66

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 43.00%.

Hancock County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,498$41,682$25,205
Less Than 9th Grade$21,291$26,417$17,900
High School Graduate$26,367$39,390$21,038
Some College$32,192$44,176$26,465
Bachelors Degree$39,551$42,388$38,005
Graduate Degree$56,357$79,330$43,750

$31,498

Average Earnings

$41,682

Average Male

$25,205

Average Female

Hancock County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hancock County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Hancock County, West Virginia Language

98.31% of Hancock County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.02% of the population.

Hancock County, West Virginia Language

Hancock County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White27,2403,60213.22%
Hispanic46016135.00%
Multiple74914419.23%
Black55511721.08%
Asian1362115.44%
Native13753.85%

13.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.55%

Male Poverty Rate

15.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hancock County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hancock County, West Virginia is Native, with 53.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hancock County, West Virginia is White, with 13.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.41%.

Hancock County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.73%
High School15.46%
Some College8.76%
Bachelors or Greater3.64%

Hancock County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed37.84%
Male Unemployed32.26%
Female Employed5.81%
Male Employed5.54%

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

Hancock County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,763$58,679
Families$59,205$71,841
Married Families$70,199-
Non Families$28,694$37,704
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Income by Household Type

Hancock County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Hancock County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Hancock 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.

Hancock County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Hancock County, West Virginia Marital Status

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2,412

Number of Veterans

2,311

Male Veterans

101

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam988
First Gulf War395
Second Gulf War208
Korea190
World War II170

Hancock County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74739
75+599
35 to 54545
55 to 64428
18 to 34101

Hancock County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,35510.34%
Black438.76%
Hispanic185.31%
Asian87.41%
Native American646.15%

Hancock County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Hancock County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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8.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hancock County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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58.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Hancock County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Hancock County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Hancock 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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43.97%

Born in Hancock County, West Virginia

99.01%

Native Born

0.99%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

0.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.01% of Hancock County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 43.97% having been born in West Virginia. 0.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Hancock 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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