Mason County, West Virginia Population 2021

Mason County, West Virginia's estimated population is 26,044 with a growth rate of -0.90% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mason County, West Virginia is the 24th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 27,368 and has seen a growth of -4.84% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202126,044-236-0.90%
202026,280-236-0.89%
201926,516-236-0.88%
201826,752-54-0.20%
201726,806-132-0.49%
201626,938-151-0.56%
201527,089-64-0.24%
201427,15390.03%
201327,144-73-0.27%
201227,217-99-0.36%
201127,316-52-0.19%
201027,3682,1908.70%
199025,178-1,867-6.90%
198027,0452,73911.27%
197024,306-153-0.63%
196024,4599223.92%
195023,5371,2675.69%
194022,2701,4827.13%
193020,788-671-3.13%
192021,459-1,560-6.78%
191023,019-1,123-4.65%
190024,1421,2795.59%
189022,8635702.56%
188022,2936,31539.52%
187015,9786,80574.19%
18609,1731,63421.67%
18507,53976211.24%
18406,7772433.72%
18306,5341,66634.22%
18204,8682,877144.50%
18101,9910.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.90%
County Website
Founded
January 2, 1804
County Seat
2010 Population
27,368
Growth Since 2010
-4.84%
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Mason County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,09297.29%
Two or More Races3691.38%
Asian1720.64%
Black or African American1120.42%
Some Other Race400.15%
American Indian and Alaska Native350.13%
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Mason County, West Virginia Population by Race

Mason County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Mason County, West Virginia Median Age

44.2


Total

43.3


Male

45.2


Female

Mason County, West Virginia Adults

There are 21,086 adults, (5,469 of whom are seniors) in Mason County, West Virginia.

Mason County, West Virginia Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

35

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Mason County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

13,798

51.45%

Male

13,022

48.55%

Mason County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Mason County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
All79.5%20.5%
Male73.2%26.8%
Non Family72.2%27.8%
Female58.6%41.4%

79.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mason County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,0342.3679.5
Married6,0872.9287.7
Non Family3,4221.1472.2
Female1,0692.9258.6
Male4562.8273.2

2.86

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Mason County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9004.67%
9th to 12th Grade1,7979.32%
High School Graduate8,76345.47%
Some College3,31317.19%
Associates Degree1,7198.92%
Bachelors Degree1,94110.07%
Graduate Degree8394.35%
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Mason County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mason County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White18,83616,1892,522
Hispanic1419114
Asian127127127
2+ Races12112186
Black242424
Other Race212121
Native American1616

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 100.00%.

Mason County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,709$46,120$22,293
Less Than 9th Grade$17,259$41,429$12,482
High School Graduate$26,797$36,833$19,886
Some College$35,582$53,601$24,838
Bachelors Degree$44,519$51,875$34,946
Graduate Degree$62,308$100,227$57,813

$33,709

Average Earnings

$46,120

Average Male

$22,293

Average Female

Mason County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mason County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Mason County, West Virginia Language

99.00% of Mason County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.37% of the population.

Mason County, West Virginia Language

Mason County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,0924,02016.02%
Black896573.03%
Multiple3625214.36%

15.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.35%

Male Poverty Rate

18.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mason County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mason County, West Virginia is Black, with 73.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mason County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 14.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.61%.

Mason County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.00%
High School13.61%
Some College12.62%
Bachelors or Greater5.18%

Mason County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed72.79%
Male Unemployed55.12%
Female Employed8.14%
Male Employed4.96%

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

Mason County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,078$59,868
Families$55,289$69,068
Married Families$60,587-
Non Families$26,354$37,014
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Income by Household Type

Mason County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.8%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Mason County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Mason 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 45-54.

Mason County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Mason County, West Virginia Marital Status

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1,780

Number of Veterans

1,625

Male Veterans

155

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam889
First Gulf War371
Second Gulf War184
Korea129
World War II37

Mason County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74605
75+425
55 to 64374
35 to 54346
18 to 3430

Mason County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7438.40%
Hispanic2616.99%
Other Race21100.00%
Native American16100.00%

Mason County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Mason County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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7.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mason County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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47.9%

Labor Force Participation

46%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Mason County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Mason County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Mason 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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63.77%

Born in Mason County, West Virginia

99.17%

Native Born

0.83%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

0.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.17% of Mason County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 63.77% having been born in West Virginia. 0.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mason 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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