Preston County, West Virginia Population 2022

Preston County, West Virginia's estimated population is 33,069 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 -1.45% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18203,4220.00%
18305,1441,72250.32%
18406,8661,72233.48%
185011,7084,84270.52%
186013,3121,60413.70%
187014,5551,2439.34%
188019,0914,53631.16%
189020,3551,2646.62%
190022,7272,37211.65%
191026,3413,61415.90%
192027,9961,6556.28%
193029,0431,0473.74%
194030,4161,3734.73%
195031,3999833.23%
196027,233-4,166-13.27%
197025,455-1,778-6.53%
198030,4605,00519.66%
199029,037-1,423-4.67%
201033,5544,51715.56%
201133,6601060.32%
201233,8982380.71%
201333,682-216-0.64%
201433,9162340.69%
201533,842-74-0.22%
201633,760-82-0.24%
201733,826660.20%
201833,553-273-0.81%
201933,432-121-0.36%
202033,311-121-0.36%
202133,190-121-0.36%
202233,069-121-0.36%
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Preston County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,94992.08%
Black or African American1,6244.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native2320.69%
Asian790.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.04%
Some Other Race1090.32%
Two or More Races6031.79%
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Preston County, West Virginia Population by Race

Preston County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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Preston County, West Virginia Median Age

43.3


Total

42.3


Male

44.9


Female

Preston County, West Virginia Adults

There are 27,282 adults, (6,731 of whom are seniors) in Preston County, West Virginia.

Preston County, West Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Preston County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

16,273

48.42%

Male

17,337

51.58%

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
Married89.1%10.9%
All81.3%18.7%
Male72.4%27.6%
Non Family71%29%
Female70%30%

81.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Preston County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,4302.4881.3
Married7,0672.9889.1
Male3663.6772.4
Female1,0903.1470
Non Family3,9071.2871

2.97

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 Grade1,1344.53%
9th to 12th Grade2,2398.94%
High School Graduate12,27449.02%
Some College4,13116.50%
Associates Degree1,1974.78%
Bachelors Degree2,4979.97%
Graduate Degree1,5656.25%
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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
Asian797922
2+ Races30022058
White22,64519,8293,913
Islander12122
Other Race95764
Black1,5231,18359
Hispanic44532715
Native American121594

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 27.85%.

Preston County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,807$41,671$26,795
Less Than 9th Grade$24,554$31,020$12,419
High School Graduate$29,783$40,033$23,179
Some College$31,069$41,912$25,732
Bachelors Degree$52,441$61,735$46,789
Graduate Degree$51,346$59,063$49,083

$32,807

Average Earnings

$41,671

Average Male

$26,795

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

97.72% of Preston County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.60% 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
Hispanic825870.73%
Asian613963.93%
Multiple47628259.24%
White29,6144,17914.11%
Native1542012.99%
Black13910.72%
Other4NaN%

14.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.27%

Male Poverty Rate

16.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Preston County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Preston County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 70.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Preston County, West Virginia is Other, with NaN% 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 12.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.21%.

Preston County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.79%
High School12.47%
Some College11.91%
Bachelors or Greater3.85%

Preston County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.12%
Male Unemployed29.02%
Female Employed5.76%
Female Unemployed40.26%

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$51,992$66,540
Families$64,408$78,859
Married Families$72,650-
Non Families$26,649$37,664
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Income by Household Type

Preston County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

55.6%

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 45-54.

Preston County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Preston County, West Virginia Marital Status

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2,163

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War409
First Gulf War483
Vietnam912
Korea110
World War II43

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34135
35 to 54539
55 to 64297
65 to 74781
75+411

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0328.13%
Black623.93%
Other Race44.21%
2+ Races6519.82%
Hispanic183.95%

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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9.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Preston County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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52%

Labor Force Participation

47.2%

Employment Rate

9.1%

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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68.26%

Born in Preston County, West Virginia

98.71%

Native Born

1.29%

Foreign Born

0.97%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.71% of Preston County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 68.26% having been born in West Virginia. 0.97% 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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