Putnam County, West Virginia Population 2024

56,335

Putnam County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 56,335 with a growth rate of -0.6% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Putnam County, West Virginia is the 10th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 population was 55,620 and has seen a growth of 1.29% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202954,635-340-0.62%
202854,975-340-0.61%
202755,315-340-0.61%
202655,655-340-0.61%
202555,995-340-0.6%
202456,335-340-0.6%
202356,675-340-0.6%
202257,015-340-0.59%
202157,355-77-0.13%
202057,4329251.64%
201956,507-203-0.36%
201856,71060.01%
201756,704340.06%
201656,670690.12%
201556,601-30-0.05%
201456,6311350.24%
201356,496480.09%
201256,4484160.74%
201156,0324120.74%
201055,620
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%
18505,335-49,300-90.24%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.6% (-340)
County Website
Putnam County
County Seat
2010 Population
55,620
Area
346 mi²
Density
163 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
1.29% (715)
Founded
March 11, 1848

Putnam County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White54,48095%
Two or more races1,6382.86%
Black or African American5040.88%
Asian4310.75%
Other race2590.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander310.05%
Native American40.01%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Putnam County, West Virginia Population by Race

Putnam County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Putnam County, West Virginia Median Age

42.2

Total

41.4

Male

44

Female

Putnam County, West Virginia Adults

There are 44,853 adults, (10,972 of whom are seniors) in Putnam County, West Virginia.

Putnam County, West Virginia Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Putnam County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female28,73650.11%
Male28,61149.89%

Putnam County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All22,4022.5582.117.9
Married12,7753.06946
Non Family6,4371.1865.934.1
Female2,3943.2562.537.5
Male7963.3182.417.6
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3.02

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

82.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Putnam 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

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

Putnam 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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.9%.

Putnam County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$52,596

Average Earnings

$64,131

Average Male

$40,116

Average Female

Putnam County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Putnam County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Putnam County, West Virginia Language

98.47% of Putnam County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.73% of the population.

Putnam County, West Virginia Language

Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White53,7145,53810.31%
Multiple1,63826616.24%
Black50419638.89%
Other25918571.43%
Asian4314410.21%
Hispanic737334.48%
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10.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.83%

Male Poverty Rate

13.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Putnam County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, West Virginia is Other, with 71.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 4.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.74%.

Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.48%
Some College9.33%
High School7.73%
Bachelors or Greater2.32%
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Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed27.17%
Male Unemployed17.42%
Female Employed4.67%
Male Employed3.08%
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Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Putnam County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Putnam County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Putnam County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Putnam County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Putnam County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,682

Number of Veterans

3,314

Male Veterans

368

Female Veterans

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Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Putnam County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Putnam County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Putnam 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

77.2%

Born in Putnam County, West Virginia

98.65%

Native Born

1.35%

Foreign Born

0.53%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.65% of Putnam County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 77.2% having been born in West Virginia. 0.53% 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

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