Lincoln County, West Virginia Population 2024

19,321

Lincoln County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 19,321 with a growth rate of -1.48% 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 21,674 and has seen a growth of -10.86% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,871-290-1.6%
202818,161-290-1.57%
202718,451-290-1.55%
202618,741-290-1.52%
202519,031-290-1.5%
202419,321-290-1.48%
202319,611-290-1.46%
202219,901-290-1.44%
202120,191-172-0.84%
202020,363-90-0.44%
201920,453-133-0.65%
201820,586-309-1.48%
201720,895-212-1%
201621,107-177-0.83%
201521,284-239-1.11%
201421,523690.32%
201321,454-152-0.7%
201221,606370.17%
201121,569-105-0.48%
201021,674
199021,382-2,293-9.69%
198023,6754,76325.19%
197018,912-1,355-6.69%
196020,267-2,199-9.79%
195022,466-420-1.84%
194022,8863,73019.47%
193019,156-222-1.15%
192019,378-1,113-5.43%
191020,4915,05732.77%
190015,4344,18837.24%
189011,2462,50728.69%
18808,7393,68672.95%
18705,053-12,818-71.73%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.48% (-290)
County Website
Lincoln County
County Seat
2010 Population
21,674
Area
437 mi²
Density
44 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-10.86% (-2,353)
Founded
February 23, 1867

Lincoln County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White19,93497.67%
Two or more races3311.62%
Asian720.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander320.16%
Black or African American210.1%
Native American200.1%
Other race
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Lincoln County, West Virginia Population by Race

Lincoln County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Lincoln County, West Virginia Median Age

43.7

Total

43.4

Male

43.8

Female

Lincoln County, West Virginia Adults

There are 15,865 adults, (4,072 of whom are seniors) in Lincoln County, West Virginia.

Lincoln County, West Virginia Age Dependency

73.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lincoln County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female10,28350.38%
Male10,12749.62%

Lincoln County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,7762.6277.922.1
Married4,3803.1189.910.1
Non Family2,2141.164.335.7
Female8923.6754.345.7
Male2903.4973.826.2
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3.12

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

77.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lincoln County, West Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lincoln County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lincoln County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.6%.

Lincoln County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,376

Average Earnings

$54,649

Average Male

$32,716

Average Female

Lincoln County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lincoln County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lincoln County, West Virginia Language

99.55% of Lincoln County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.34% of the population.

Lincoln County, West Virginia Language

Lincoln County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White19,5233,47917.82%
Hispanic25320781.82%
Multiple33116951.06%
Native2020100%
Black2114.76%
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19.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.66%

Male Poverty Rate

19.7%

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% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, West Virginia is Black, with 4.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.12%.

Lincoln County, West Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.94%
Some College15.69%
High School13.19%
Bachelors or Greater8.09%
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Lincoln County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed84.55%
Female Unemployed17.15%
Female Employed4.08%
Male Employed3.31%
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Lincoln County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lincoln County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lincoln County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lincoln County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lincoln 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 55-64.

Lincoln County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lincoln County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

919

Number of Veterans

840

Male Veterans

79

Female Veterans

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Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by War

count

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Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.9%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43%

Labor Force Participation

40.4%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lincoln County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lincoln County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lincoln County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

87.34%

Born in Lincoln County, West Virginia

99.62%

Native Born

0.38%

Foreign Born

0.33%

Non Citizen

0.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.62% of Lincoln County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 87.34% having been born in West Virginia. 0.33% 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

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