Mason County, West Virginia Population 2024

24,420

Mason County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 24,420 with a growth rate of -1.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mason County, West Virginia is the 23rd largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 population was 27,377 and has seen a growth of -10.8% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,970-290-1.25%
202823,260-290-1.23%
202723,550-290-1.22%
202623,840-290-1.2%
202524,130-290-1.19%
202424,420-290-1.17%
202324,710-290-1.16%
202225,000-290-1.15%
202125,290-108-0.43%
202025,398-1,174-4.42%
201926,572-223-0.83%
201826,795-46-0.17%
201726,841-115-0.43%
201626,956-161-0.59%
201527,117-60-0.22%
201427,177130.05%
201327,164-69-0.25%
201227,233-95-0.35%
201127,328-49-0.18%
201027,377
199025,178-1,867-6.9%
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%
18204,8682,877144.5%
18101,991-20,979-91.33%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.17% (-290)
County Website
Mason County
County Seat
2010 Population
27,377
Area
431 mi²
Density
57 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-10.8% (-2,957)
Founded
January 2, 1804

Mason County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24,56196.36%
Two or more races6312.48%
Other race1100.43%
Asian1010.4%
Black or African American780.31%
Native American70.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mason County, West Virginia Population by Race

Mason County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Mason County, West Virginia Median Age

44.2

Total

43

Male

45.6

Female

Mason County, West Virginia Adults

There are 20,168 adults, (5,520 of whom are seniors) in Mason County, West Virginia.

Mason County, West Virginia Age Dependency

74

Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Mason County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female12,90950.65%
Male12,57949.35%

Mason County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,1202.4484.215.8
Married5,4423.09919
Non Family3,5531.1478.721.3
Female6963.8573.126.9
Male4292.7263.236.8
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3.1

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

84.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mason 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

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

Mason 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 83.33%.

Mason County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,950

Average Earnings

$51,979

Average Male

$27,987

Average Female

Mason County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mason County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mason County, West Virginia Language

99.33% of Mason County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.43% of the population.

Mason County, West Virginia Language

Mason County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White23,6273,66415.51%
Multiple61526843.58%
Other1107568.18%
Black561628.57%
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16.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.82%

Male Poverty Rate

18.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mason County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mason County, West Virginia is Other, with 68.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mason County, West Virginia is White, with 15.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.69%.

Mason County, West Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.91%
High School15.71%
Some College13.42%
Bachelors or Greater3.37%
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Mason County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed63.53%
Male Unemployed27.5%
Female Employed6.89%
Male Employed6.29%
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Mason County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mason County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mason County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Mason County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mason 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 55-64.

Mason County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mason County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,687

Number of Veterans

1,519

Male Veterans

168

Female Veterans

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Mason County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Mason County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Mason County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Mason County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mason County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.6%

Labor Force Participation

45.1%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Mason County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mason County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mason 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

66.66%

Born in Mason County, West Virginia

99.85%

Native Born

0.15%

Foreign Born

0.08%

Non Citizen

0.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.85% of Mason County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 66.66% having been born in West Virginia. 0.08% 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

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