Mineral County, West Virginia Population 2024

26,833

Mineral County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 26,833 with a growth rate of -0.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mineral County, West Virginia is the 22nd largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 population was 28,208 and has seen a growth of -4.87% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202926,778-11-0.04%
202826,789-11-0.04%
202726,800-11-0.04%
202626,811-11-0.04%
202526,822-11-0.04%
202426,833-11-0.04%
202326,844-11-0.04%
202226,855-11-0.04%
202126,866-24-0.09%
202026,890-14-0.05%
201926,904-75-0.28%
201826,979-248-0.91%
201727,227-177-0.65%
201627,404-27-0.1%
201527,431-149-0.54%
201427,580-120-0.43%
201327,700-195-0.7%
201227,895-171-0.61%
201128,066-142-0.5%
201028,208
199026,697-537-1.97%
198027,2344,12517.85%
197023,1097553.38%
196022,354210.09%
195022,3331180.53%
194022,2152,13110.61%
193020,0842351.18%
192019,8493,17519.04%
191016,6743,79129.43%
190012,8837986.6%
189012,0853,45540.03%
18808,6302,29836.29%
18706,332-20,446-76.35%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.04% (-11)
County Website
Mineral County
County Seat
2010 Population
28,208
Area
328 mi²
Density
82 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-4.87% (-1,375)
Founded
February 1, 1866

Mineral County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White25,20293.49%
Two or more races9243.43%
Black or African American6562.43%
Other race1230.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander290.11%
Asian220.08%
Native American1
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Native American

Mineral County, West Virginia Population by Race

Mineral County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Mineral County, West Virginia Median Age

44.6

Total

42.9

Male

46.4

Female

Mineral County, West Virginia Adults

There are 21,599 adults, (5,977 of whom are seniors) in Mineral County, West Virginia.

Mineral County, West Virginia Age Dependency

72.6

Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Mineral County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female13,56450.32%
Male13,39349.68%

Mineral County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,5322.58119
Married5,4822.9994.15.9
Non Family3,6161.2468.931.1
Female9583.9756.943.1
Male4763.3770.829.2
showing: 5 rows

3.08

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

81.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mineral 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

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

Mineral 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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Mineral County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,176

Average Earnings

$48,069

Average Male

$32,596

Average Female

Mineral County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mineral County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mineral County, West Virginia Language

98.48% of Mineral County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.16% of the population.

Mineral County, West Virginia Language

Mineral County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White24,3583,39613.94%
Multiple89820823.16%
Hispanic2785218.71%
Black558162.87%
Other117119.4%
showing: 5 rows

13.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.62%

Male Poverty Rate

17.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mineral County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mineral County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 23.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mineral County, West Virginia is Black, with 2.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.32%.

Mineral County, West Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.47%
High School12.83%
Some College11.98%
Bachelors or Greater4.13%
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Mineral County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed44.07%
Male Unemployed29.45%
Female Employed6.34%
Male Employed4.17%
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Mineral County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mineral County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mineral County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Mineral County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mineral County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Mineral County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mineral County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,928

Number of Veterans

1,857

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

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Mineral County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Mineral County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Mineral County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Mineral County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mineral County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Mineral County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mineral County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mineral 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

30.43%

Born in Mineral County, West Virginia

99.58%

Native Born

0.42%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

0.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.58% of Mineral County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 30.43% having been born in West Virginia. 0.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mineral County, West Virginia Place of Birth

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