Mineral County, West Virginia Population 2021

Mineral County, West Virginia's estimated population is 26,698 with a growth rate of -0.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mineral County, West Virginia is the 23rd largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 28,205 and has seen a growth of -5.34% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202126,698-85-0.32%
202026,783-85-0.32%
201926,868-85-0.32%
201826,953-270-0.99%
201727,223-152-0.56%
201627,375-42-0.15%
201527,417-150-0.54%
201427,567-124-0.45%
201327,691-195-0.70%
201227,886-171-0.61%
201128,057-148-0.52%
201028,2051,5085.65%
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%
190012,8837986.60%
189012,0853,45540.03%
18808,6302,29836.29%
18706,3320.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.32%
County Website
Founded
February 1, 1866
County Seat
2010 Population
28,205
Growth Since 2010
-5.34%
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Mineral County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,74294.75%
Black or African American9253.40%
Two or More Races3151.16%
Asian1160.43%
Some Other Race650.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.01%
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Mineral County, West Virginia Population by Race

Mineral County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Mineral County, West Virginia Median Age

44.5


Total

40.8


Male

46.8


Female

Mineral County, West Virginia Adults

There are 21,697 adults, (5,780 of whom are seniors) in Mineral County, West Virginia.

Mineral County, West Virginia Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mineral County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

13,550

49.88%

Male

13,617

50.12%

Mineral County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Mineral County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.7%8.3%
All76%24%
Male72.3%27.7%
Non Family62.9%37.1%
Female44.2%55.8%

76.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mineral County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9162.4276
Married5,5922.9391.7
Non Family3,6531.1862.9
Female1,1953.3844.2
Male4763.5872.3

2.97

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Mineral County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2081.07%
9th to 12th Grade1,2996.71%
High School Graduate9,52949.20%
Some College3,64518.82%
Associates Degree1,6808.67%
Bachelors Degree1,8209.40%
Graduate Degree1,1886.13%
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Mineral County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mineral County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White18,55217,0832,817
Black47546468
Hispanic1209738
Asian11611685
2+ Races112112
Other Race2323
Native American4

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.28%.

Mineral County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,866$43,564$26,489
Less Than 9th Grade$29,123$$29,889
High School Graduate$29,117$40,427$23,096
Some College$31,707$42,799$25,333
Bachelors Degree$51,232$59,219$41,731
Graduate Degree$55,036$69,449$50,272

$33,866

Average Earnings

$43,564

Average Male

$26,489

Average Female

Mineral County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mineral County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Mineral County, West Virginia Language

97.32% of Mineral County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.84% of the population.

Mineral County, West Virginia Language

Mineral County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,8373,23613.03%
Black76917723.02%
Hispanic24316166.26%
Other595491.53%
Multiple301237.64%

13.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.54%

Male Poverty Rate

15.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mineral County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mineral County, West Virginia is Other, with 91.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mineral County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 7.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.00%.

Mineral County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.44%
High School12.55%
Some College9.15%
Bachelors or Greater3.31%

Mineral County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed35.17%
Female Unemployed28.69%
Female Employed8.29%
Male Employed4.70%

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

Mineral County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,936$61,016
Families$61,767$71,038
Married Families$71,142-
Non Families$26,791$38,127
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Income by Household Type

Mineral County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Mineral County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Mineral County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Mineral County, West Virginia Marital Status

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2,333

Number of Veterans

2,236

Male Veterans

97

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam801
First Gulf War364
Second Gulf War359
Korea229
World War II136

Mineral County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+668
65 to 74646
35 to 54550
55 to 64337
18 to 34132

Mineral County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,21010.69%
2+ Races7254.96%
Black517.19%
Hispanic53.97%

Mineral County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Mineral County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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8.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mineral County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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54.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mineral County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Mineral County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Mineral 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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31.97%

Born in Mineral County, West Virginia

99.20%

Native Born

0.80%

Foreign Born

0.30%

Non Citizen

0.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.20% of Mineral County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 31.97% having been born in West Virginia. 0.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mineral 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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