Taylor County, West Virginia Population 2021

Taylor County, West Virginia's estimated population is 16,429 with a growth rate of -0.80% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Taylor County, West Virginia is the 35th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 16,889 and has seen a growth of -2.72% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202116,429-133-0.80%
202016,562-133-0.80%
201916,695-133-0.79%
201816,828-86-0.51%
201716,914-38-0.22%
201616,952220.13%
201516,930-172-1.01%
201417,1021120.66%
201316,990170.10%
201216,973390.23%
201116,934450.27%
201016,8891,74511.52%
199015,144-1,440-8.68%
198016,5842,70619.50%
197013,878-1,132-7.54%
196015,010-3,412-18.52%
195018,422-1,497-7.52%
194019,9198054.21%
193019,1143721.98%
192018,7422,18813.22%
191016,5541,57610.52%
190014,9782,83123.31%
189012,1476926.04%
188011,4552,08822.29%
18709,3671,90425.51%
18607,4632,09639.05%
18505,3670.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.80%
County Website
Founded
January 19, 1844
County Seat
2010 Population
16,889
Growth Since 2010
-2.72%
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Taylor County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,24596.33%
Two or More Races2321.38%
Black or African American2181.29%
Some Other Race1170.69%
Asian520.31%
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Taylor County, West Virginia Population by Race

Taylor County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Taylor County, West Virginia Median Age

44.1


Total

42.5


Male

45.4


Female

Taylor County, West Virginia Adults

There are 13,440 adults, (3,333 of whom are seniors) in Taylor County, West Virginia.

Taylor County, West Virginia Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Taylor County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

8,374

49.66%

Male

8,490

50.34%

Taylor County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Taylor County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.6%14.4%
Male78.1%21.9%
All78%22%
Non Family72.2%27.8%
Female58.7%41.3%

78.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Taylor County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6142.4978
Married3,4033.0485.6
Non Family2,2501.2572.2
Female6833.4858.7
Male2783.3478.1

3.03

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Taylor County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3562.87%
9th to 12th Grade9667.80%
High School Graduate5,84547.20%
Some College2,27218.35%
Associates Degree8026.48%
Bachelors Degree1,52112.28%
Graduate Degree6225.02%
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Taylor County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Taylor County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,95510,6952,105
Black20220211
2+ Races1229819
Hispanic92678
Asian22
Other Race888

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Taylor County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,567$41,582$29,130
Less Than 9th Grade$16,682$16,473$16,898
High School Graduate$30,662$35,976$26,427
Some College$33,559$51,900$28,309
Bachelors Degree$49,071$76,058$31,100
Graduate Degree$46,821$84,219$45,308

$32,567

Average Earnings

$41,582

Average Male

$29,130

Average Female

Taylor County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Taylor County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Taylor County, West Virginia Language

98.65% of Taylor County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.74% of the population.

Taylor County, West Virginia Language

Taylor County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,7152,59216.49%
Hispanic17110360.23%
Multiple2323414.66%
Black1603220.00%

16.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.65%

Male Poverty Rate

17.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Taylor County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Taylor County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 60.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Taylor County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 14.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.08%.

Taylor County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.11%
High School13.08%
Some College7.40%
Bachelors or Greater6.46%

Taylor County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed65.26%
Male Unemployed36.22%
Male Employed6.98%
Female Employed6.69%

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

Taylor County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,578$61,730
Families$61,727$70,142
Married Families$70,433-
Non Families$26,615$41,947
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Income by Household Type

Taylor County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Taylor County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Taylor 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 55-64.

Taylor County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Taylor County, West Virginia Marital Status

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1,806

Number of Veterans

1,614

Male Veterans

192

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam693
First Gulf War400
Korea147
Second Gulf War119
World War II71

Taylor County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54546
65 to 74522
75+403
55 to 64279
18 to 3456

Taylor County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,68712.89%
Black7637.44%
2+ Races4335.25%
Hispanic1818.95%

Taylor County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Taylor County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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4.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Taylor County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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53.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.5%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Taylor County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Taylor County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Taylor 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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77.83%

Born in Taylor County, West Virginia

98.96%

Native Born

1.04%

Foreign Born

0.65%

Non Citizen

0.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.96% of Taylor County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 77.83% having been born in West Virginia. 0.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Taylor 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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