Preston County, West Virginia Population 2021

Preston County, West Virginia's estimated population is 33,190 with a growth rate of -0.36% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Preston County, West Virginia is the 17th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 33,554 and has seen a growth of -1.08% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202133,190-121-0.36%
202033,311-121-0.36%
201933,432-121-0.36%
201833,553-273-0.81%
201733,826660.20%
201633,760-82-0.24%
201533,842-74-0.22%
201433,9162340.69%
201333,682-216-0.64%
201233,8982380.71%
201133,6601060.32%
201033,5544,51715.56%
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%
191026,3413,61415.90%
190022,7272,37211.65%
189020,3551,2646.62%
188019,0914,53631.16%
187014,5551,2439.34%
186013,3121,60413.70%
185011,7084,84270.52%
18406,8661,72233.48%
18305,1441,72250.32%
18203,4220.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.36%
County Website
Founded
January 19, 1818
County Seat
2010 Population
33,554
Growth Since 2010
-1.08%
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Preston County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White31,04492.17%
Black or African American1,7175.10%
Two or More Races3991.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native2400.71%
Some Other Race1900.56%
Asian850.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.02%
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Preston County, West Virginia Population by Race

Preston County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Preston County, West Virginia Median Age

42.7


Total

41.8


Male

44.3


Female

Preston County, West Virginia Adults

There are 27,173 adults, (6,559 of whom are seniors) in Preston County, West Virginia.

Preston County, West Virginia Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Preston County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

16,397

48.68%

Male

17,286

51.32%

Preston County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Preston County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.1%8.9%
All82.9%17.1%
Non Family75%25%
Female68.1%31.9%
Male64.2%35.8%

82.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Preston County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,4292.4882.9
Married6,9063.0191.1
Non Family3,8401.2775
Female1,2223.0568.1
Male4613.0764.2

2.95

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Preston County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2134.89%
9th to 12th Grade2,0598.30%
High School Graduate11,71247.21%
Some College4,31717.40%
Associates Degree1,3155.30%
Bachelors Degree2,4009.67%
Graduate Degree1,7927.22%
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Preston County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Preston County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White22,26119,6354,012
Black1,6091,24375
Hispanic61745551
2+ Races24213056
Other Race16713720
Native American12453
Asian858511
Islander661

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 2+ races people with a rate of 23.14%.

Preston County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,073$40,487$26,441
Less Than 9th Grade$24,256$29,438$16,667
High School Graduate$27,545$38,189$21,647
Some College$31,184$40,082$26,768
Bachelors Degree$51,421$61,011$45,684
Graduate Degree$53,795$65,486$50,848

$32,073

Average Earnings

$40,487

Average Male

$26,441

Average Female

Preston County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Preston County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Preston County, West Virginia Language

96.60% of Preston County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.50% of the population.

Preston County, West Virginia Language

Preston County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,6764,32714.58%
Hispanic34925773.64%
Multiple2286126.75%
Asian544379.63%
Other613862.30%
Native1581811.39%
Black16010.63%

15.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.86%

Male Poverty Rate

16.80%

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 79.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Preston County, West Virginia is Black, with 0.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.57%.

Preston County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.18%
High School12.99%
Some College10.16%
Bachelors or Greater3.33%

Preston County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.83%
Male Unemployed37.07%
Female Employed5.85%
Male Employed5.00%

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

Preston County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,888$65,439
Families$65,625$76,567
Married Families$73,738-
Non Families$27,463$37,911
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Income by Household Type

Preston County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Preston County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Preston County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Preston County, West Virginia Marital Status

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2,249

Number of Veterans

2,102

Male Veterans

147

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,033
First Gulf War450
Second Gulf War412
Korea132
World War II57

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74840
35 to 54486
75+466
55 to 64309
18 to 34148

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1848.82%
Hispanic345.11%
2+ Races309.90%
Other Race2011.24%
Black150.90%

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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8.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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52.1%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Preston County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Preston County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Preston 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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66.36%

Born in Preston County, West Virginia

98.61%

Native Born

1.39%

Foreign Born

0.94%

Non Citizen

0.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.61% of Preston County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 66.36% having been born in West Virginia. 0.94% 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

  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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