Ritchie County, West Virginia Population 2022

Ritchie County, West Virginia's estimated population is 8,972 with a growth rate of -2.12% 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 -13.90% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18503,9020.00%
18606,8472,94575.47%
18709,0552,20832.25%
188013,4744,41948.80%
189016,6213,14723.36%
190018,9012,28013.72%
191017,875-1,026-5.43%
192016,506-1,369-7.66%
193015,594-912-5.53%
194015,389-205-1.31%
195012,535-2,854-18.55%
196010,877-1,658-13.23%
197010,145-732-6.73%
198011,4421,29712.78%
199010,233-1,209-10.57%
201010,4201871.83%
201110,313-107-1.03%
201210,250-63-0.61%
201310,147-103-1.00%
201410,077-70-0.69%
201510,08470.07%
20169,985-99-0.98%
20179,851-134-1.34%
20189,748-103-1.05%
20199,554-194-1.99%
20209,360-194-2.03%
20219,166-194-2.07%
20228,972-194-2.12%
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Ritchie County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,43796.82%
Black or African American530.54%
Asian380.39%
Some Other Race570.58%
Two or More Races1621.66%
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Ritchie County, West Virginia Population by Race

Ritchie County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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Ritchie County, West Virginia Median Age

47.1


Total

46.4


Male

47.5


Female

Ritchie County, West Virginia Adults

There are 7,777 adults, (2,269 of whom are seniors) in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ritchie County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

4,892

50.19%

Male

4,855

49.81%

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
Married90.9%9.1%
Male81.7%18.3%
All80.4%19.6%
Non Family68.7%31.3%
Female47.1%52.9%

80.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ritchie County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,1612.3380.4
Married2,4812.790.9
Male1152.4481.7
Female3673.4347.1
Non Family1,1981.2268.7

2.69

Average Family Size

2.33

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 Grade4205.86%
9th to 12th Grade75210.50%
High School Graduate3,39847.44%
Some College1,10015.36%
Associates Degree6459.01%
Bachelors Degree5587.79%
Graduate Degree2894.04%
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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
White6,9995,904846
Asian3421
Hispanic33
2+ Races9581
Other Race31

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.09%.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,668$41,212$22,474
Less Than 9th Grade$17,685$23,821$16,026
High School Graduate$35,230$44,107$22,159
Some College$31,630$40,625$23,839
Bachelors Degree$41,356$55,500$40,085
Graduate Degree$35,813$$36,625

$32,668

Average Earnings

$41,212

Average Male

$22,474

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

97.65% of Ritchie County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.47% 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
Asian383694.74%
Multiple1628351.23%
White9,3351,43215.34%
OtherNaN%

16.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.03%

Male Poverty Rate

17.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ritchie County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ritchie County, West Virginia is Asian, with 94.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ritchie 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 0.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.34%.

Ritchie County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.82%
High School12.53%
Some College13.50%
Bachelors or Greater4.18%

Ritchie County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.68%
Male Unemployed27.54%
Female Employed5.06%
Female Unemployed25.00%

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$44,328$61,064
Families$54,583$71,852
Married Families$57,917-
Non Families$24,077$32,135
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Income by Household Type

Ritchie County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

61.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.8%

Male Marriage Rate

59.2%

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 Over 65, 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

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War132
First Gulf War177
Vietnam347
Korea60
World War II17

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3450
35 to 54137
55 to 64141
65 to 74285
75+190

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White77710.21%
2+ Races2625.00%

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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10.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ritchie County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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47.1%

Labor Force Participation

44.7%

Employment Rate

5.2%

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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80.34%

Born in Ritchie County, West Virginia

98.66%

Native Born

1.34%

Foreign Born

0.89%

Non Citizen

0.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.66% of Ritchie County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 80.34% having been born in West Virginia. 0.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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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