Monroe County, West Virginia Population 2021

Monroe County, West Virginia's estimated population is 13,247 with a growth rate of -0.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, West Virginia is the 42nd largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 13,522 and has seen a growth of -2.03% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202113,247-14-0.11%
202013,261-14-0.11%
201913,275-14-0.11%
201813,289-93-0.69%
201713,382-105-0.78%
201613,487-86-0.63%
201513,573-40-0.29%
201413,613930.69%
201313,520180.13%
201213,502-49-0.36%
201113,551290.21%
201013,5221,1169.00%
199012,406-467-3.63%
198012,8731,60114.20%
197011,272-312-2.69%
196011,584-1,539-11.73%
195013,123-454-3.34%
194013,5771,62813.62%
193011,949-1,192-9.07%
192013,141860.66%
191013,055-75-0.57%
190013,1307015.64%
189012,4299288.07%
188011,5013773.39%
187011,1243673.41%
186010,7575535.42%
185010,2041,78221.16%
18408,4226248.00%
18307,7981,17817.79%
18206,6201,17621.60%
18105,4441,25629.99%
18004,1880.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.11%
County Website
Founded
January 14, 1799
County Seat
2010 Population
13,522
Growth Since 2010
-2.03%
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Monroe County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,02797.21%
Two or More Races1831.37%
Black or African American1250.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native660.49%
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Monroe County, West Virginia Population by Race

Monroe County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Monroe County, West Virginia Median Age

48


Total

45.9


Male

48.6


Female

Monroe County, West Virginia Adults

There are 10,776 adults, (3,317 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, West Virginia.

Monroe County, West Virginia Age Dependency

79.7

Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

6,744

50.32%

Male

6,657

49.68%

Monroe County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Monroe County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85%15%
All78.7%21.3%
Non Family78.4%21.6%
Female61.3%38.7%
Male54.4%45.6%

78.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Monroe County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7182.3378.7
Married2,7882.985
Non Family2,0731.1278.4
Female5503.3361.3
Male3073.5554.4

2.9

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Monroe County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5415.43%
9th to 12th Grade1,00010.03%
High School Graduate4,92549.39%
Some College1,49414.98%
Associates Degree4834.84%
Bachelors Degree9749.77%
Graduate Degree5555.57%
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Monroe County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monroe County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,5898,1451,454
Black12412426
Hispanic1205210
2+ Races7367
Native American664339

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 native american people with a rate of 59.09%.

Monroe County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,496$37,541$25,581
Less Than 9th Grade$25,000$28,601$14,696
High School Graduate$32,575$38,880$29,375
Some College$24,700$44,286$23,193
Bachelors Degree$37,111$36,944$37,222
Graduate Degree$29,432$$37,031

$30,496

Average Earnings

$37,541

Average Male

$25,581

Average Female

Monroe County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monroe County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Monroe County, West Virginia Language

98.38% of Monroe County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.02% of the population.

Monroe County, West Virginia Language

Monroe County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,7351,94215.25%
Multiple1836233.88%
Hispanic12475.65%
Black12554.00%
Native6646.06%

15.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.15%

Male Poverty Rate

18.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 33.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, West Virginia is Black, with 4.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.26%.

Monroe County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.67%
High School15.07%
Some College7.38%
Bachelors or Greater3.14%

Monroe County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed76.72%
Male Unemployed13.83%
Female Employed7.43%
Male Employed2.62%

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

Monroe County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,540$53,751
Families$50,755$62,387
Married Families$56,633-
Non Families$25,482$34,870
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Income by Household Type

Monroe County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Monroe 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 35-44.

Monroe County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Monroe County, West Virginia Marital Status

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1,211

Number of Veterans

1,164

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam551
Second Gulf War145
World War II121
Korea111
First Gulf War93

Monroe County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74493
75+375
35 to 54195
55 to 6497
18 to 3451

Monroe County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Monroe County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Monroe County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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4.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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50.7%

Labor Force Participation

45.7%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Monroe County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Monroe 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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66.64%

Born in Monroe County, West Virginia

99.13%

Native Born

0.87%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

0.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.13% of Monroe County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 66.64% having been born in West Virginia. 0.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Monroe 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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