Lincoln County, West Virginia Population 2022

Lincoln County, West Virginia's estimated population is 19,887 with a growth rate of -0.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lincoln County, West Virginia is the 31st largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 21,673 and has seen a growth of -8.24% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18705,0530.00%
18808,7393,68672.95%
189011,2462,50728.69%
190015,4344,18837.24%
191020,4915,05732.77%
192019,378-1,113-5.43%
193019,156-222-1.15%
194022,8863,73019.47%
195022,466-420-1.84%
196020,267-2,199-9.79%
197018,912-1,355-6.69%
198023,6754,76325.19%
199021,382-2,293-9.69%
201021,6732911.36%
201121,567-106-0.49%
201221,607400.19%
201321,452-155-0.72%
201421,520680.32%
201521,279-241-1.12%
201621,108-171-0.80%
201720,872-236-1.12%
201820,583-289-1.38%
201920,409-174-0.85%
202020,235-174-0.85%
202120,061-174-0.86%
202219,887-174-0.87%
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Lincoln County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,14197.69%
Black or African American1490.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native10.00%
Asian600.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander390.19%
Two or More Races2271.10%
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Lincoln County, West Virginia Population by Race

Lincoln County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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Lincoln County, West Virginia Median Age

43.1


Total

41.3


Male

43.8


Female

Lincoln County, West Virginia Adults

There are 15,984 adults, (3,960 of whom are seniors) in Lincoln County, West Virginia.

Lincoln County, West Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lincoln County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

10,375

50.32%

Male

10,242

49.68%

Lincoln County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Lincoln County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
All78.4%21.6%
Male74.1%25.9%
Non Family67.8%32.2%
Female48.4%51.6%

78.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lincoln County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,2952.4878.4
Married4,8492.9389.2
Male3822.7574.1
Female9183.1848.4
Non Family2,1461.1167.8

2.89

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Lincoln County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1718.02%
9th to 12th Grade1,72811.83%
High School Graduate6,66745.66%
Some College2,87719.70%
Associates Degree1,0277.03%
Bachelors Degree8465.79%
Graduate Degree2871.97%
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Lincoln County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lincoln County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic383819
2+ Races16314080
White14,29011,4151,034
Black3333
Native American11
Islander1818
Asian6059

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 hispanic people with a rate of 50.00%.

Lincoln County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,808$47,060$27,088
Less Than 9th Grade$26,607$38,021$12,357
High School Graduate$29,457$42,122$23,849
Some College$37,229$51,406$33,165
Bachelors Degree$56,176$57,461$41,983
Graduate Degree$57,379$$56,714

$34,808

Average Earnings

$47,060

Average Male

$27,088

Average Female

Lincoln County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lincoln County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Lincoln County, West Virginia Language

99.37% of Lincoln County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.42% of the population.

Lincoln County, West Virginia Language

Lincoln County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native11100.00%
Black14911677.85%
Multiple22715367.40%
White19,9394,12420.68%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic1328161.36%

21.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.37%

Male Poverty Rate

23.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lincoln County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, West Virginia is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 61.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.97%.

Lincoln County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.35%
High School12.14%
Some College18.18%
Bachelors or Greater10.86%

Lincoln County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.62%
Male Unemployed45.86%
Female Employed7.12%
Female Unemployed13.22%

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

Lincoln County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,064$55,597
Families$48,964$65,364
Married Families$58,393-
Non Families$16,465$25,684
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Income by Household Type

Lincoln County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.2%

Male Marriage Rate

59.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lincoln County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Lincoln County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lincoln County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Lincoln County, West Virginia Marital Status

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1,030

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War86
First Gulf War172
Vietnam502
Korea103
World War II

Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3445
35 to 54244
55 to 6487
65 to 74379
75+275

Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0136.46%
2+ Races1710.43%

Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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3.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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45.1%

Labor Force Participation

42.5%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lincoln County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Lincoln County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Lincoln 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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85.68%

Born in Lincoln County, West Virginia

99.62%

Native Born

0.38%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

0.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.62% of Lincoln County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 85.68% having been born in West Virginia. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lincoln 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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