Putnam County, West Virginia Population 2021

Putnam County, West Virginia's estimated population is 56,066 with a growth rate of -0.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Putnam County, West Virginia is the 11th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 55,620 and has seen a growth of 0.80% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202156,066-192-0.34%
202056,258-192-0.34%
201956,450-192-0.34%
201856,642-50-0.09%
201756,692170.03%
201656,675830.15%
201556,592-33-0.06%
201456,6251330.24%
201356,492470.08%
201256,4454150.74%
201156,0304100.74%
201055,62012,78529.85%
199042,8354,65412.19%
198038,18110,55638.21%
197027,6254,06417.25%
196023,5612,54012.08%
195021,0211,5107.74%
194019,5112,77416.57%
193016,737-794-4.53%
192017,531-1,056-5.68%
191018,5871,2577.25%
190017,3302,98820.83%
189014,3422,96726.08%
188011,3753,58145.95%
18707,7941,49323.69%
18606,30196618.11%
18505,3350.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.34%
County Website
Founded
March 11, 1848
County Seat
2010 Population
55,620
Growth Since 2010
0.80%
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Putnam County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White54,59296.44%
Black or African American8011.41%
Two or More Races6111.08%
Asian4380.77%
Some Other Race680.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander580.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native420.07%
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Putnam County, West Virginia Population by Race

Putnam County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Putnam County, West Virginia Median Age

41.8


Total

40.7


Male

42.6


Female

Putnam County, West Virginia Adults

There are 43,861 adults, (10,125 of whom are seniors) in Putnam County, West Virginia.

Putnam County, West Virginia Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Putnam County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

28,735

50.76%

Male

27,875

49.24%

Putnam County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Putnam County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.7%8.3%
All81.8%18.2%
Male69.6%30.4%
Non Family68.3%31.7%
Female68.3%31.7%

81.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Putnam County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,6132.6181.8
Married12,4773.1291.7
Non Family5,8591.1668.3
Female2,4783.2568.3
Male7993.2469.6

3.05

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Putnam County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1902.98%
9th to 12th Grade2,1145.29%
High School Graduate14,56736.47%
Some College7,81319.56%
Associates Degree3,8569.65%
Bachelors Degree6,26615.69%
Graduate Degree4,14010.36%
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Putnam County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Putnam County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White38,43835,2429,991
Black537501105
Asian391357235
Hispanic30824548
2+ Races21221222
Other Race686829
Islander5858
Native American2222

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 asian people with a rate of 60.10%.

Putnam County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,901$53,048$32,909
Less Than 9th Grade$21,283$36,435$12,750
High School Graduate$31,709$40,404$24,783
Some College$41,985$51,890$31,799
Bachelors Degree$57,913$63,272$51,713
Graduate Degree$73,878$93,125$58,645

$42,901

Average Earnings

$53,048

Average Male

$32,909

Average Female

Putnam County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Putnam County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Putnam County, West Virginia Language

98.12% of Putnam County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.68% of the population.

Putnam County, West Virginia Language

Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White53,4905,2169.75%
Multiple61110517.18%
Black7979311.67%
Asian4385211.87%
Hispanic662111.66%
Other681116.18%

9.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.66%

Male Poverty Rate

10.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Putnam County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 17.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 1.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.15%.

Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.11%
High School9.93%
Some College7.94%
Bachelors or Greater2.97%

Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed13.33%
Female Unemployed12.84%
Female Employed4.96%
Male Employed3.09%

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

Putnam County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,097$80,042
Families$73,878$90,789
Married Families$86,836-
Non Families$31,581$47,167
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Income by Household Type

Putnam County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Putnam County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Putnam County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Putnam County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Putnam County, West Virginia Marital Status

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3,816

Number of Veterans

3,527

Male Veterans

289

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,562
First Gulf War729
Second Gulf War627
Korea353
World War II41

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,191
75+1,005
35 to 54812
55 to 64540
18 to 34268

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,7608.89%
Hispanic359.00%
Black335.52%
Asian133.32%
Other Race1014.71%

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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5.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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58.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Putnam County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Putnam County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Putnam 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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79.50%

Born in Putnam County, West Virginia

98.76%

Native Born

1.24%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.76% of Putnam County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 79.50% 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 Asia.

Putnam 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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