Putnam County, West Virginia Population 2022

Putnam County, West Virginia's estimated population is 55,874 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 0.46% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18505,3350.00%
18606,30196618.11%
18707,7941,49323.69%
188011,3753,58145.95%
189014,3422,96726.08%
190017,3302,98820.83%
191018,5871,2577.25%
192017,531-1,056-5.68%
193016,737-794-4.53%
194019,5112,77416.57%
195021,0211,5107.74%
196023,5612,54012.08%
197027,6254,06417.25%
198038,18110,55638.21%
199042,8354,65412.19%
201055,62012,78529.85%
201156,0304100.74%
201256,4454150.74%
201356,492470.08%
201456,6251330.24%
201556,592-33-0.06%
201656,675830.15%
201756,692170.03%
201856,642-50-0.09%
201956,450-192-0.34%
202056,258-192-0.34%
202156,066-192-0.34%
202255,874-192-0.34%
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Putnam County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White54,27795.89%
Black or African American4610.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native510.09%
Asian4280.76%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander400.07%
Some Other Race1310.23%
Two or More Races1,2162.15%
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Putnam County, West Virginia Population by Race

Putnam County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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Putnam County, West Virginia Median Age

42.2


Total

41.1


Male

43.6


Female

Putnam County, West Virginia Adults

There are 43,946 adults, (10,389 of whom are seniors) in Putnam County, West Virginia.

Putnam County, West Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Putnam County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

28,712

50.72%

Male

27,892

49.28%

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
Married93.1%6.9%
All82.4%17.6%
Male75.8%24.2%
Non Family68.9%31.1%
Female60.7%39.3%

82.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Putnam County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,6942.682.4
Married12,6243.193.1
Male7723.4575.8
Female2,3823.2260.7
Non Family5,9161.1668.9

3.04

Average Family Size

2.6

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 Grade1,1682.93%
9th to 12th Grade1,8774.72%
High School Graduate14,59236.66%
Some College8,22520.67%
Associates Degree3,4668.71%
Bachelors Degree6,35915.98%
Graduate Degree4,11310.33%
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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
Asian377341194
Other Race11011042
Black27624580
White38,31635,38810,022
2+ Races486486121
Hispanic30222254
Native American3232
Islander4040

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 51.46%.

Putnam County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,602$53,248$34,794
Less Than 9th Grade$19,204$36,557$16,737
High School Graduate$34,785$43,196$28,936
Some College$40,845$51,728$30,556
Bachelors Degree$59,586$64,916$52,438
Graduate Degree$74,265$104,522$66,901

$44,602

Average Earnings

$53,248

Average Male

$34,794

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

98.27% of Putnam County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.64% 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
Black45511324.84%
Multiple1,21621217.43%
Asian4284811.21%
White53,1865,64010.60%
Other19NaN%
Hispanic671192.83%

10.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.73%

Male Poverty Rate

11.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Putnam County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, West Virginia is Black, with 24.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 2.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.70%.

Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.40%
High School9.90%
Some College7.14%
Bachelors or Greater2.41%

Putnam County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.11%
Male Unemployed14.05%
Female Employed4.72%
Female Unemployed7.40%

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$63,954$80,837
Families$78,050$92,042
Married Families$90,313-
Non Families$31,934$47,763
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Income by Household Type

Putnam County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.6%

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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3,670

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War754
First Gulf War692
Vietnam1,452
Korea299
World War II36

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34286
35 to 54848
55 to 64503
65 to 741,005
75+1,028

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,5908.54%
Black349.97%
Asian153.98%
Other Race2724.55%
2+ Races40.58%
Hispanic6114.19%

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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5.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Putnam County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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58.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

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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79.66%

Born in Putnam County, West Virginia

98.74%

Native Born

1.26%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.74% of Putnam County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 79.66% having been born in West Virginia. 0.28% 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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