Morgan County, West Virginia Population 2021

Morgan County, West Virginia's estimated population is 17,992 with a growth rate of 0.30% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Morgan County, West Virginia is the 33rd largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 17,491 and has seen a growth of 2.86% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202117,992540.30%
202017,938540.30%
201917,884540.30%
201817,8301140.64%
201717,716900.51%
201617,6261360.78%
201517,490-26-0.15%
201417,516710.41%
201317,445180.10%
201217,427-37-0.21%
201117,464-27-0.15%
201017,4915,36344.22%
199012,1281,41713.23%
198010,7112,16425.32%
19708,5471712.04%
19608,3761001.21%
19508,276-467-5.34%
19408,7433374.01%
19308,406490.59%
19208,3575096.49%
19107,8485547.60%
19007,2945508.16%
18906,74496716.74%
18805,7771,46233.88%
18704,31558315.62%
18603,7321754.92%
18503,557-696-16.36%
18404,2531,55957.87%
18302,6941947.76%
18202,5000.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.30%
County Website
Founded
February 9, 1820
County Seat
2010 Population
17,491
Growth Since 2010
2.86%
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Morgan County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,91495.51%
Two or More Races4182.36%
Black or African American1931.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native1200.68%
Some Other Race640.36%
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Morgan County, West Virginia Population by Race

Morgan County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Morgan County, West Virginia Median Age

47.9


Total

47.5


Male

48.7


Female

Morgan County, West Virginia Adults

There are 14,440 adults, (4,033 of whom are seniors) in Morgan County, West Virginia.

Morgan County, West Virginia Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Morgan County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

8,954

50.56%

Male

8,755

49.44%

Morgan County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Morgan County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.1%8.9%
All83.3%16.7%
Male82.2%17.8%
Non Family71.7%28.3%
Female70.8%29.2%

83.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Morgan County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,1852.4583.3
Married4,0782.9391.1
Non Family2,2751.3671.7
Female4383.1370.8
Male3942.9882.2

2.89

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Morgan County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5153.90%
9th to 12th Grade1,34510.18%
High School Graduate5,33740.39%
Some College2,62019.83%
Associates Degree1,1538.73%
Bachelors Degree1,2739.63%
Graduate Degree9707.34%
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Morgan County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morgan County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,74710,9672,195
2+ Races21713918
Black14214018
Native American62629
Other Race41413
Hispanic773

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 42.86%.

Morgan County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,536$41,509$27,265
Less Than 9th Grade$25,670$31,250$13,143
High School Graduate$29,221$36,539$25,709
Some College$35,838$51,085$29,926
Bachelors Degree$47,071$80,543$41,977
Graduate Degree$40,833$52,443$33,713

$32,536

Average Earnings

$41,509

Average Male

$27,265

Average Female

Morgan County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morgan County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Morgan County, West Virginia Language

99.30% of Morgan County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.38% of the population.

Morgan County, West Virginia Language

Morgan County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,7381,2687.58%
Black1936131.61%
Multiple4185011.96%
Native12075.83%

7.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.61%

Male Poverty Rate

9.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morgan County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morgan County, West Virginia is Black, with 31.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morgan County, West Virginia is Native, with 5.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.42%.

Morgan County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.96%
High School9.31%
Some College6.47%
Bachelors or Greater1.07%

Morgan County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.56%
Male Unemployed36.08%
Female Employed4.71%
Male Employed2.36%

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

Morgan County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,745$67,986
Families$63,980$78,098
Married Families$69,667-
Non Families$32,486$42,084
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Income by Household Type

Morgan County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.1%

Male Marriage Rate

55.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Morgan County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Morgan 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.

Morgan County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Morgan County, West Virginia Marital Status

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1,647

Number of Veterans

1,523

Male Veterans

124

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam581
First Gulf War298
Second Gulf War246
Korea176
World War II34

Morgan County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54478
75+402
65 to 74382
55 to 64293
18 to 3492

Morgan County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,59611.49%
Black4023.81%
2+ Races114.40%

Morgan County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Morgan County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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2.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morgan County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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57.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Morgan County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Morgan County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Morgan 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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31.77%

Born in Morgan County, West Virginia

98.42%

Native Born

1.58%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

1.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.42% of Morgan County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 31.77% having been born in West Virginia. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Morgan 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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