Nicholas County, West Virginia Population 2021

Nicholas County, West Virginia's estimated population is 23,818 with a growth rate of -1.40% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Nicholas County, West Virginia is the 25th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 26,229 and has seen a growth of -9.19% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202123,818-339-1.40%
202024,157-339-1.38%
201924,496-339-1.37%
201824,835-290-1.15%
201725,125-256-1.01%
201625,381-170-0.67%
201525,551-168-0.65%
201425,719-229-0.88%
201325,948-314-1.20%
201226,262460.18%
201126,216-13-0.05%
201026,229-546-2.04%
199026,775-1,351-4.80%
198028,1265,57424.72%
197022,552-2,862-11.26%
196025,414-2,282-8.24%
195027,6963,62615.06%
194024,0703,38416.36%
193020,686-31-0.15%
192020,7173,01817.05%
191017,6996,29655.21%
190011,4032,09422.49%
18909,3092,08628.88%
18807,2232,76562.02%
18704,458-169-3.65%
18604,62766416.75%
18503,9631,44857.57%
18402,515-831-24.84%
18303,3461,49380.57%
18201,8530.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.40%
County Website
Founded
January 30, 1818
County Seat
2010 Population
26,229
Growth Since 2010
-9.19%
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Nicholas County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,35197.10%
Two or More Races2440.97%
Black or African American2140.85%
Some Other Race1210.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native920.37%
Asian560.22%
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Nicholas County, West Virginia Population by Race

Nicholas County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Nicholas County, West Virginia Median Age

45.1


Total

44.7


Male

45.6


Female

Nicholas County, West Virginia Adults

There are 19,969 adults, (5,460 of whom are seniors) in Nicholas County, West Virginia.

Nicholas County, West Virginia Age Dependency

72.8

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Nicholas County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

12,720

50.72%

Male

12,358

49.28%

Nicholas County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Nicholas County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male97.8%2.2%
Married87.8%12.2%
All79.4%20.6%
Non Family68.5%31.5%
Female59.1%40.9%

79.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nicholas County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,0692.4879.4
Married5,4812.8787.8
Non Family3,0051.1568.5
Female1,0933.7859.1
Male4903.397.8

2.95

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Nicholas County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6993.82%
9th to 12th Grade1,6969.27%
High School Graduate8,78548.01%
Some College3,13717.14%
Associates Degree1,1186.11%
Bachelors Degree1,6408.96%
Graduate Degree1,2226.68%
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Nicholas County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nicholas County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,80715,5212,660
Hispanic144144104
Black1316859
2+ Races11111127
Native American9246
Other Race606060
Asian565656

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 100.00%.

Nicholas County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,685$38,013$22,369
Less Than 9th Grade$15,066$22,731$8,071
High School Graduate$28,356$37,978$19,479
Some College$26,913$36,607$21,798
Bachelors Degree$41,408$57,321$33,750
Graduate Degree$44,515$45,139$44,478

$29,685

Average Earnings

$38,013

Average Male

$22,369

Average Female

Nicholas County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nicholas County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Nicholas County, West Virginia Language

98.22% of Nicholas County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.65% of the population.

Nicholas County, West Virginia Language

Nicholas County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,1414,38218.15%
Multiple24310744.03%
Native924650.00%
Hispanic2052612.68%
Black20510.49%

18.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.18%

Male Poverty Rate

19.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nicholas County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nicholas County, West Virginia is Native, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nicholas County, West Virginia is Black, with 0.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.95%.

Nicholas County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.22%
High School16.74%
Some College14.54%
Bachelors or Greater1.61%

Nicholas County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed53.33%
Male Unemployed34.16%
Female Employed11.76%
Male Employed6.25%

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

Nicholas County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,086$53,287
Families$48,868$62,666
Married Families$58,058$70,175
Non Families$19,939$27,486
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Income by Household Type

Nicholas County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Nicholas County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Nicholas County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Nicholas County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Nicholas County, West Virginia Marital Status

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1,826

Number of Veterans

1,744

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam790
First Gulf War306
Second Gulf War284
Korea88
World War II74

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74677
75+405
35 to 54291
55 to 64263
18 to 34190

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6758.62%
Native American92100.00%
2+ Races4331.62%
Black1612.12%

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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7.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nicholas County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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50.1%

Labor Force Participation

46.6%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Nicholas County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Nicholas County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Nicholas 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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82.32%

Born in Nicholas County, West Virginia

98.93%

Native Born

1.07%

Foreign Born

0.81%

Non Citizen

0.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.93% of Nicholas County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 82.32% having been born in West Virginia. 0.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Nicholas 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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