Lincoln County, West Virginia Population 2021

Lincoln County, West Virginia's estimated population is 20,061 with a growth rate of -0.86% 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 -7.44% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202120,061-174-0.86%
202020,235-174-0.85%
201920,409-174-0.85%
201820,583-289-1.38%
201720,872-236-1.12%
201621,108-171-0.80%
201521,279-241-1.12%
201421,520680.32%
201321,452-155-0.72%
201221,607400.19%
201121,567-106-0.49%
201021,6732911.36%
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%
18705,0530.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.86%
County Website
Founded
February 23, 1867
County Seat
2010 Population
21,673
Growth Since 2010
-7.44%
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Lincoln County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,49598.30%
Two or More Races2691.29%
Black or African American390.19%
Asian240.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.11%
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Lincoln County, West Virginia Population by Race

Lincoln County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Lincoln County, West Virginia Median Age

43.2


Total

41.5


Male

43.7


Female

Lincoln County, West Virginia Adults

There are 16,158 adults, (3,890 of whom are seniors) in Lincoln County, West Virginia.

Lincoln County, West Virginia Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lincoln County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

10,484

50.28%

Male

10,366

49.72%

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
Married86.5%13.5%
All77.8%22.2%
Male71.3%28.7%
Non Family67.7%32.3%
Female58.5%41.5%

77.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lincoln County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,2082.5377.8
Married4,7003.1186.5
Non Family2,2871.1267.7
Female7793.0658.5
Male4422.8371.3

3.04

Average Family Size

2.53

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 Grade1,2228.29%
9th to 12th Grade1,59110.80%
High School Graduate6,92847.01%
Some College2,76618.77%
Associates Degree9026.12%
Bachelors Degree9656.55%
Graduate Degree3642.47%
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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
White14,51411,7281,259
2+ Races1259855
Hispanic505015
Asian2424
Black1717
Islander88

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 2+ races people with a rate of 44.00%.

Lincoln County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,801$45,360$26,790
Less Than 9th Grade$17,059$24,516$14,444
High School Graduate$29,886$41,857$24,521
Some College$34,369$52,146$27,116
Bachelors Degree$43,750$55,536$38,503
Graduate Degree$61,250$98,365$55,625

$32,801

Average Earnings

$45,360

Average Male

$26,790

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

99.55% 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 Spanish, which is spoken by 0.19% 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
White20,2944,48822.11%
Multiple26917364.31%
Hispanic1455638.62%
Black392256.41%

22.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.58%

Male Poverty Rate

25.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lincoln County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 64.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, West Virginia is White, with 22.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.13%.

Lincoln County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.82%
High School17.57%
Some College13.25%
Bachelors or Greater5.06%

Lincoln County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed52.34%
Female Unemployed28.19%
Female Employed7.23%
Male Employed4.08%

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$42,345$54,060
Families$48,968$62,648
Married Families$56,754-
Non Families$21,587$30,143
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Income by Household Type

Lincoln County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

58.3%

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 45-54, 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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1,283

Number of Veterans

1,222

Male Veterans

61

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam614
First Gulf War159
Korea131
Second Gulf War51
World War II

Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74425
75+336
35 to 54311
55 to 64167
18 to 3444

Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2838.04%
Hispanic913.85%

Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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5.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lincoln County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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45.3%

Labor Force Participation

42.9%

Employment Rate

5.4%

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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85.05%

Born in Lincoln County, West Virginia

99.74%

Native Born

0.26%

Foreign Born

0.22%

Non Citizen

0.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.74% of Lincoln County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 85.05% having been born in West Virginia. 0.22% 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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