Jefferson County, West Virginia Population 2021

Jefferson County, West Virginia's estimated population is 57,658 with a growth rate of 0.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, West Virginia is the 10th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 53,609 and has seen a growth of 7.55% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202157,6582560.45%
202057,4022560.45%
201957,1462560.45%
201856,8904460.79%
201756,4444650.83%
201655,979-91-0.16%
201556,0704450.80%
201455,6256241.13%
201355,0013020.55%
201254,6992410.44%
201154,4588491.58%
201053,60917,68349.22%
199035,9265,62418.56%
198030,3029,02242.40%
197021,2802,61514.01%
196018,6651,4818.62%
195017,1844222.52%
194016,7629826.22%
193015,780510.32%
192015,729-160-1.01%
191015,889-46-0.29%
190015,9353822.46%
189015,5535483.65%
188015,0051,78613.51%
187013,219-1,316-9.05%
186014,535-822-5.35%
185015,3571,2759.05%
184014,0821,1558.93%
183012,927-160-1.22%
182013,0871,23610.43%
181011,8510.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.45%
County Website
Founded
January 8, 1801
County Seat
2010 Population
53,609
Growth Since 2010
7.55%
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Jefferson County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White49,26387.18%
Black or African American3,5046.20%
Two or More Races1,7403.08%
Some Other Race1,0831.92%
Asian7691.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native1470.26%
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Jefferson County, West Virginia Population by Race

Jefferson County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Jefferson County, West Virginia Median Age

41.1


Total

40.4


Male

42.2


Female

Jefferson County, West Virginia Adults

There are 43,819 adults, (8,781 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Jefferson County, West Virginia Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

28,534

50.50%

Male

27,972

49.50%

Jefferson County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Jefferson County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.9%12.1%
All76.4%23.6%
Male68.9%31.1%
Non Family61.3%38.7%
Female58.8%41.2%

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,8912.6476.4
Married11,8553.2187.9
Non Family6,1161.2961.3
Female2,113358.8
Male8073.4568.9

3.1

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Jefferson County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3373.42%
9th to 12th Grade2,6486.77%
High School Graduate12,10930.95%
Some College7,89220.17%
Associates Degree2,6926.88%
Bachelors Degree7,43118.99%
Graduate Degree5,01212.81%
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Jefferson County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White33,58930,24311,013
Black2,4372,219425
Hispanic1,8131,550374
2+ Races629610301
Asian601565343
Other Race56344164
Native American10833

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 96.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.07%.

Jefferson County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,199$56,245$35,784
Less Than 9th Grade$26,834$43,061$16,831
High School Graduate$34,866$43,629$27,579
Some College$45,152$58,562$31,189
Bachelors Degree$63,562$82,070$50,955
Graduate Degree$75,987$94,408$61,681

$48,199

Average Earnings

$56,245

Average Male

$35,784

Average Female

Jefferson County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Jefferson County, West Virginia Language

93.55% of Jefferson County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 6.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.41% of the population.

Jefferson County, West Virginia Language

Jefferson County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White45,7973,9058.53%
Hispanic3,18855917.53%
Black3,25340212.36%
Other1,08339436.38%
Multiple1,67120212.09%
Asian769354.55%
Native1413323.40%

9.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.85%

Male Poverty Rate

11.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, West Virginia is Other, with 36.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, West Virginia is Asian, with 4.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.12%.

Jefferson County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.19%
High School13.68%
Some College7.34%
Bachelors or Greater1.88%

Jefferson County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.10%
Male Unemployed18.86%
Female Employed5.60%
Male Employed4.35%

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

Jefferson County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$80,430$96,911
Families$97,831$110,682
Married Families$112,330$124,386
Non Families$46,113$58,998
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Income by Household Type

Jefferson County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Jefferson County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Jefferson County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Jefferson County, West Virginia Marital Status

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5,179

Number of Veterans

4,556

Male Veterans

623

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War1,805
Vietnam1,660
Second Gulf War1,147
Korea170
World War II47

Jefferson County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,818
55 to 641,169
65 to 741,120
75+728
18 to 34344

Jefferson County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,71312.22%
Black32611.42%
Hispanic2079.60%
2+ Races839.63%
Other Race283.77%
Asian182.91%
Native American117.48%

Jefferson County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Jefferson County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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5.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Jefferson County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Jefferson 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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27.82%

Born in Jefferson County, West Virginia

95.00%

Native Born

5.00%

Foreign Born

1.98%

Non Citizen

3.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.00% of Jefferson County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 27.82% having been born in West Virginia. 1.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jefferson 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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