Monroe County, West Virginia Population 2024

12,122

Monroe County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 12,122 with a growth rate of -0.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, West Virginia is the 40th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 population was 13,520 and has seen a growth of -10.34% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,687-87-0.74%
202811,774-87-0.73%
202711,861-87-0.73%
202611,948-87-0.72%
202512,035-87-0.72%
202412,122-87-0.71%
202312,209-87-0.71%
202212,296-87-0.7%
202112,38330.02%
202012,380-915-6.88%
201913,29520.02%
201813,293-104-0.78%
201713,397-109-0.81%
201613,506-80-0.59%
201513,586-33-0.24%
201413,619960.71%
201313,523200.15%
201213,503-48-0.35%
201113,551310.23%
201013,520
199012,406-467-3.63%
198012,8731,60114.2%
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%
18307,7981,17817.79%
18206,6201,17621.6%
18105,4441,25629.99%
18004,188-7,499-64.17%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.71% (-87)
County Website
Monroe County
County Seat
2010 Population
13,520
Area
473 mi²
Density
26 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-10.34% (-1,398)
Founded
January 14, 1799

Monroe County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,96396.18%
Two or more races3823.07%
Black or African American850.68%
Other race80.06%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Monroe County, West Virginia Population by Race

Monroe County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Monroe County, West Virginia Median Age

45.9

Total

45.3

Male

46.9

Female

Monroe County, West Virginia Adults

There are 9,919 adults, (3,054 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, West Virginia.

Monroe County, West Virginia Age Dependency

81.2

Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female6,22850.07%
Male6,21049.93%

Monroe County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,5962.6981.718.3
Married2,3933.0791.88.2
Non Family1,5541.1176.123.9
Female4165.0658.441.6
Male2335.1156.243.8
showing: 5 rows

3.36

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

81.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Monroe 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

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

Monroe 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 black people with a rate of 28.57%.

Monroe County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,564

Average Earnings

$39,514

Average Male

$28,516

Average Female

Monroe County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monroe County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Monroe County, West Virginia Language

98.51% of Monroe County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.4% of the population.

Monroe County, West Virginia Language

Monroe County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,6521,59413.68%
Multiple382205.24%
Hispanic244135.33%
Other8112.5%
Black8511.18%
showing: 5 rows

13.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.82%

Male Poverty Rate

14.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, West Virginia is White, with 13.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, West Virginia is Black, with 1.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.7%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.46%.

Monroe County, West Virginia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.66%
High School15.15%
Some College6.06%
Bachelors or Greater1.76%
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Monroe County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed60.91%
Male Unemployed13.84%
Female Employed3.07%
Male Employed2.2%
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Monroe County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monroe County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Monroe County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Monroe County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Monroe County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

920

Number of Veterans

866

Male Veterans

54

Female Veterans

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Monroe County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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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

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.6%

Labor Force Participation

45.2%

Employment Rate

10.6%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Monroe County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Monroe 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

63.64%

Born in Monroe County, West Virginia

98.68%

Native Born

1.32%

Foreign Born

1.18%

Non Citizen

0.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.68% of Monroe County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 63.64% having been born in West Virginia. 1.18% 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

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