Jackson County, West Virginia Population 2021

Jackson County, West Virginia's estimated population is 28,338 with a growth rate of -0.42% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jackson County, West Virginia is the 22nd largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 29,234 and has seen a growth of -3.06% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202128,338-119-0.42%
202028,457-119-0.42%
201928,576-119-0.41%
201828,695-213-0.74%
201728,908-280-0.96%
201629,188180.06%
201529,170360.12%
201429,134-59-0.20%
201329,193-90-0.31%
201229,283-38-0.13%
201129,321870.30%
201029,2343,29612.71%
199025,9381440.56%
198025,7944,89123.40%
197020,9032,36212.74%
196018,5413,24221.19%
195015,299-1,299-7.83%
194016,5984742.94%
193016,124-2,534-13.58%
192018,658-2,298-10.97%
191020,956-2,031-8.84%
190022,9873,96620.85%
189019,0212,70916.61%
188016,3126,01258.37%
187010,3001,99424.01%
18608,3061,76226.93%
18506,5441,65433.82%
18404,8900.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.42%
County Website
Founded
March 1, 1831
County Seat
2010 Population
29,234
Growth Since 2010
-3.06%
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Jackson County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,21997.62%
Two or More Races2430.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native2190.76%
Black or African American1090.38%
Asian970.34%
Some Other Race200.07%
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Jackson County, West Virginia Population by Race

Jackson County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Jackson County, West Virginia Median Age

43.7


Total

41.7


Male

45.4


Female

Jackson County, West Virginia Adults

There are 22,686 adults, (5,764 of whom are seniors) in Jackson County, West Virginia.

Jackson County, West Virginia Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

14,562

50.38%

Male

14,345

49.62%

Jackson County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Jackson County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.1%12.9%
Male79.6%20.4%
All76.7%23.3%
Female71.1%28.9%
Non Family59.8%40.2%

76.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jackson County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,3342.5376.7
Married6,2633.187.1
Non Family3,5531.1259.8
Female1,0333.5271.1
Male4853.4579.6

3.1

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Jackson County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9104.42%
9th to 12th Grade1,4987.27%
High School Graduate9,08544.12%
Some College3,42916.65%
Associates Degree2,09610.18%
Bachelors Degree2,25310.94%
Graduate Degree1,3216.42%
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Jackson County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jackson County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White20,11917,7223,398
Native American126126
Hispanic10810850
Asian857457
Black838369
2+ Races7171

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 83.13%.

Jackson County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,222$49,012$30,608
Less Than 9th Grade$$56,814$2,500
High School Graduate$30,973$42,261$25,162
Some College$35,080$54,137$24,853
Bachelors Degree$41,635$57,793$38,794
Graduate Degree$55,280$49,531$57,000

$37,222

Average Earnings

$49,012

Average Male

$30,608

Average Female

Jackson County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jackson County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Jackson County, West Virginia Language

99.01% of Jackson County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.38% of the population.

Jackson County, West Virginia Language

Jackson County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White27,7394,90817.69%
Hispanic1979849.75%
Black1092623.85%
Multiple243218.64%
Asian9788.25%

17.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.31%

Male Poverty Rate

19.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 49.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, West Virginia is Asian, with 8.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.68%.

Jackson County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.82%
High School18.02%
Some College11.21%
Bachelors or Greater5.32%

Jackson County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed9.62%
Female Employed6.34%
Male Employed4.91%
Female Unemployed1.68%

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

Jackson County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,837$62,359
Families$63,132$77,220
Married Families$68,930-
Non Families$19,638$26,842
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Income by Household Type

Jackson County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.4%

Male Marriage Rate

54.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Jackson 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.

Jackson County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Jackson County, West Virginia Marital Status

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1,995

Number of Veterans

1,806

Male Veterans

189

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam651
Second Gulf War323
First Gulf War299
Korea275
World War II129

Jackson County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+721
65 to 74494
35 to 54366
55 to 64293
18 to 34121

Jackson County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9438.70%
Native American3830.16%
Hispanic3217.78%
Black1416.87%

Jackson County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Jackson County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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9.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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49.1%

Labor Force Participation

47.1%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Jackson County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Jackson 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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81.63%

Born in Jackson County, West Virginia

99.12%

Native Born

0.88%

Foreign Born

0.50%

Non Citizen

0.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.12% of Jackson County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 81.63% having been born in West Virginia. 0.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Jackson 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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