Upshur County, West Virginia Population 2024

23,496

Upshur County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 23,496 with a growth rate of -0.46% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Upshur County, West Virginia is the 26th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 population was 24,242 and has seen a growth of -3.08% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,956-108-0.47%
202823,064-108-0.47%
202723,172-108-0.46%
202623,280-108-0.46%
202523,388-108-0.46%
202423,496-108-0.46%
202323,604-108-0.46%
202223,712-108-0.45%
202123,82070.03%
202023,813-502-2.06%
201924,315-109-0.45%
201824,424-165-0.67%
201724,589-110-0.45%
201624,699-57-0.23%
201524,756700.28%
201424,686670.27%
201324,6191630.67%
201224,4561770.73%
201124,279370.15%
201024,242
199022,867-560-2.39%
198023,4274,33522.71%
197019,0928004.37%
196018,292-950-4.94%
195019,2428824.8%
194018,3604162.32%
193017,944930.52%
192017,8511,2227.35%
191016,6291,93313.15%
190014,6961,98215.59%
189012,7142,46524.05%
188010,2492,22627.75%
18708,02373110.02%
18607,292-15,664-68.23%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.46% (-108)
County Website
Upshur County
County Seat
2010 Population
24,242
Area
355 mi²
Density
66 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.08% (-746)
Founded
March 26, 1851

Upshur County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White22,57994.57%
Two or more races7663.21%
Black or African American3951.65%
Asian910.38%
Other race220.09%
Native American160.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.03%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Upshur County, West Virginia Population by Race

Upshur County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Upshur County, West Virginia Median Age

42

Total

41

Male

43.2

Female

Upshur County, West Virginia Adults

There are 18,997 adults, (5,025 of whom are seniors) in Upshur County, West Virginia.

Upshur County, West Virginia Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

36

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Upshur County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female11,83749.58%
Male12,03850.42%

Upshur County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,5372.3676.923.1
Married4,4872.9390.49.6
Non Family3,3211.265.834.2
Female1,1533.3357.642.4
Male5762.7274.125.9
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2.89

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

76.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Upshur 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

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

Upshur 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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Upshur County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,559

Average Earnings

$46,225

Average Male

$33,022

Average Female

Upshur County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Upshur County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Upshur County, West Virginia Language

99.27% of Upshur County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.33% of the population.

Upshur County, West Virginia Language

Upshur County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White21,4153,75617.54%
Multiple72814720.19%
Black1648149.39%
Hispanic2276126.87%
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17.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.84%

Male Poverty Rate

19.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Upshur County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Upshur County, West Virginia is Black, with 49.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Upshur County, West Virginia is White, with 17.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.39%.

Upshur County, West Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.03%
High School16.47%
Some College10.56%
Bachelors or Greater7.19%
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Upshur County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.55%
Female Employed12.66%
Male Unemployed8.68%
Male Employed5.45%
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Upshur County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Upshur County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Upshur County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Upshur County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Upshur 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.

Upshur County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Upshur County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,459

Number of Veterans

1,382

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

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Upshur County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Upshur County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Upshur County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Upshur County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.1%

Veteran Disability Rate

Upshur County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.2%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Upshur County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Upshur County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Upshur 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

78.19%

Born in Upshur County, West Virginia

99.57%

Native Born

0.43%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

0.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.57% of Upshur County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 78.19% having been born in West Virginia. 0.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Upshur County, West Virginia Place of Birth

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