Preston County, West Virginia Population 2024

33,976

Preston County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 33,976 with a growth rate of -0.29% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Preston County, West Virginia is the 15th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 population was 33,546 and has seen a growth of 1.28% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202933,486-98-0.29%
202833,584-98-0.29%
202733,682-98-0.29%
202633,780-98-0.29%
202533,878-98-0.29%
202433,976-98-0.29%
202334,074-98-0.29%
202234,172-98-0.29%
202134,270830.24%
202034,1877082.11%
201933,479-64-0.19%
201833,543-303-0.9%
201733,846440.13%
201633,802-53-0.16%
201533,855-72-0.21%
201433,9272340.69%
201333,693-212-0.63%
201233,9052450.73%
201133,6601140.34%
201033,546
199029,037-1,423-4.67%
198030,4605,00519.66%
197025,455-1,778-6.53%
196027,233-4,166-13.27%
195031,3999833.23%
194030,4161,3734.73%
193029,0431,0473.74%
192027,9961,6556.28%
191026,3413,61415.9%
190022,7272,37211.65%
189020,3551,2646.62%
188019,0914,53631.16%
187014,5551,2439.34%
186013,3121,60413.7%
185011,7084,84270.52%
18406,8661,72233.48%
18305,1441,72250.32%
18203,422-30,064-89.78%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.29% (-98)
County Website
Preston County
County Seat
2010 Population
33,546
Area
649 mi²
Density
52 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
1.28% (430)
Founded
January 19, 1818

Preston County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White30,84890.18%
Black or African American2,1056.15%
Two or more races9952.91%
Asian1150.34%
Native American830.24%
Other race580.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander20.01%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Preston County, West Virginia Population by Race

Preston County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Preston County, West Virginia Median Age

42.5

Total

41.3

Male

44.1

Female

Preston County, West Virginia Adults

There are 27,963 adults, (6,803 of whom are seniors) in Preston County, West Virginia.

Preston County, West Virginia Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Preston County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female16,06746.97%
Male18,13953.03%

Preston County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,6232.4380.719.3
Married7,0782.9188.611.4
Non Family3,8781.2769.930.1
Female1,1483.2170.929.1
Male5192.9276.323.7
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2.89

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

80.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Preston 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

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

Preston 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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.5%.

Preston County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,800

Average Earnings

$46,988

Average Male

$31,606

Average Female

Preston County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Preston County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Preston County, West Virginia Language

97.98% of Preston County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.45% of the population.

Preston County, West Virginia Language

Preston County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White29,1203,72612.8%
Multiple95635236.82%
Hispanic3038728.71%
Asian1155547.83%
Other381436.84%
Black1231411.38%
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13.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.7%

Male Poverty Rate

15.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Preston County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Preston County, West Virginia is Asian, with 47.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Preston County, West Virginia is Black, with 11.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.49%.

Preston County, West Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.35%
High School11.71%
Some College9.87%
Bachelors or Greater3.62%
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Preston County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.85%
Male Unemployed20.91%
Female Employed6.59%
Male Employed3.51%
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Preston County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Preston County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Preston County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Preston County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Preston 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 55-64.

Preston County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Preston County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,191

Number of Veterans

1,976

Male Veterans

215

Female Veterans

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Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.7%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Preston County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Preston County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Preston 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

65.86%

Born in Preston County, West Virginia

98.49%

Native Born

1.51%

Foreign Born

1.12%

Non Citizen

0.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.49% of Preston County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 65.86% having been born in West Virginia. 1.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Preston County, West Virginia Place of Birth

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