Ritchie County, West Virginia Population 2021

Ritchie County, West Virginia's estimated population is 9,166 with a growth rate of -2.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ritchie County, West Virginia is the 45th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 10,420 and has seen a growth of -12.03% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20219,166-194-2.07%
20209,360-194-2.03%
20199,554-194-1.99%
20189,748-103-1.05%
20179,851-134-1.34%
20169,985-99-0.98%
201510,08470.07%
201410,077-70-0.69%
201310,147-103-1.00%
201210,250-63-0.61%
201110,313-107-1.03%
201010,4201871.83%
199010,233-1,209-10.57%
198011,4421,29712.78%
197010,145-732-6.73%
196010,877-1,658-13.23%
195012,535-2,854-18.55%
194015,389-205-1.31%
193015,594-912-5.53%
192016,506-1,369-7.66%
191017,875-1,026-5.43%
190018,9012,28013.72%
189016,6213,14723.36%
188013,4744,41948.80%
18709,0552,20832.25%
18606,8472,94575.47%
18503,9020.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-2.07%
County Website
Founded
February 18, 1843
County Seat
2010 Population
10,420
Growth Since 2010
-12.03%
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Ritchie County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,59297.44%
Two or More Races1631.66%
Some Other Race620.63%
Black or African American270.27%
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Ritchie County, West Virginia Population by Race

Ritchie County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Ritchie County, West Virginia Median Age

46.8


Total

47.1


Male

46.6


Female

Ritchie County, West Virginia Adults

There are 7,890 adults, (2,253 of whom are seniors) in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Age Dependency

74.6

Age Dependency Ratio

40

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Ritchie County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

4,960

50.39%

Male

4,884

49.61%

Ritchie County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Ritchie County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91%9%
Male88.1%11.9%
All79.8%20.2%
Non Family69.7%30.3%
Female47.6%52.4%

79.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ritchie County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0492.4279.8
Married2,2122.9391
Non Family1,2471.1569.7
Female4223.447.6
Male1682.6788.1

2.88

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Ritchie County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3334.63%
9th to 12th Grade77710.79%
High School Graduate3,66850.95%
Some College1,02714.27%
Associates Degree5798.04%
Bachelors Degree5177.18%
Graduate Degree2984.14%
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Ritchie County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ritchie County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,0655,996815
2+ Races11193
Other Race23

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 84.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.54%.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,451$43,636$24,089
Less Than 9th Grade$23,112$24,335$16,250
High School Graduate$35,066$45,744$20,417
Some College$30,519$44,630$23,393
Bachelors Degree$41,027$47,321$40,514
Graduate Degree$44,330$$44,732

$33,451

Average Earnings

$43,636

Average Male

$24,089

Average Female

Ritchie County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ritchie County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Ritchie County, West Virginia Language

99.20% of Ritchie County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.58% of the population.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Language

Ritchie County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,4251,66517.67%
Multiple1505738.00%
Hispanic5757100.00%

18.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.11%

Male Poverty Rate

20.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ritchie County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ritchie County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ritchie County, West Virginia is White, with 17.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.49%.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.13%
High School12.80%
Some College10.99%
Bachelors or Greater5.74%

Ritchie County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.51%
Male Unemployed25.17%
Female Employed6.74%
Male Employed1.59%

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

Ritchie County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,577$59,849
Families$51,739$66,576
Married Families$55,176-
Non Families$24,271$42,545
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Income by Household Type

Ritchie County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Ritchie County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Ritchie 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.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Ritchie County, West Virginia Marital Status

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803

Number of Veterans

785

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam387
First Gulf War127
Second Gulf War110
Korea94
World War II25

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74319
75+207
35 to 54131
55 to 6498
18 to 3448

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7619.82%
2+ Races4236.21%

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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5.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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46.1%

Labor Force Participation

43.5%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ritchie County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Ritchie County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Ritchie 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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77.96%

Born in Ritchie County, West Virginia

98.92%

Native Born

1.08%

Foreign Born

0.57%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.92% of Ritchie County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 77.96% having been born in West Virginia. 0.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Ritchie 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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