Upshur County, West Virginia Population 2021

Upshur County, West Virginia's estimated population is 23,784 with a growth rate of -0.82% 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 24,239 and has seen a growth of -1.88% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202123,784-196-0.82%
202023,980-196-0.81%
201924,176-196-0.80%
201824,372-183-0.75%
201724,555-125-0.51%
201624,680-47-0.19%
201524,727650.26%
201424,662610.25%
201324,6011600.65%
201224,4411710.70%
201124,270310.13%
201024,2391,3726.00%
199022,867-560-2.39%
198023,4274,33522.71%
197019,0928004.37%
196018,292-950-4.94%
195019,2428824.80%
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%
18607,2920.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.82%
County Website
Founded
March 26, 1851
County Seat
2010 Population
24,239
Growth Since 2010
-1.88%
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Upshur County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,74196.89%
Black or African American5002.04%
Two or More Races1640.67%
Asian430.18%
Some Other Race320.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native220.09%
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Upshur County, West Virginia Population by Race

Upshur County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Upshur County, West Virginia Median Age

41.7


Total

40.9


Male

42.7


Female

Upshur County, West Virginia Adults

There are 19,462 adults, (4,843 of whom are seniors) in Upshur County, West Virginia.

Upshur County, West Virginia Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Upshur County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

12,301

50.20%

Male

12,201

49.80%

Upshur County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Upshur County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.1%13.9%
Male74.1%25.9%
All73.7%26.3%
Non Family64.9%35.1%
Female53.2%46.8%

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Upshur County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,7132.3973.7
Married4,3932.8986.1
Non Family3,3561.1864.9
Female1,2433.4653.2
Male7213.1274.1

2.91

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Upshur County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7984.80%
9th to 12th Grade1,6329.82%
High School Graduate8,14248.99%
Some College2,47314.88%
Associates Degree7744.66%
Bachelors Degree1,5889.55%
Graduate Degree1,2137.30%
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Upshur County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Upshur County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White16,33313,9792,754
Hispanic122798
Black11811823
2+ Races594110
Other Race29
Native American18186
Asian15

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 native american people with a rate of 33.33%.

Upshur County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,545$38,241$27,500
Less Than 9th Grade$29,974$38,611$14,489
High School Graduate$26,292$33,861$19,853
Some College$30,032$29,265$30,205
Bachelors Degree$41,776$50,736$36,029
Graduate Degree$52,051$52,569$50,139

$31,545

Average Earnings

$38,241

Average Male

$27,500

Average Female

Upshur County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Upshur County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Upshur County, West Virginia Language

98.80% of Upshur County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.52% of the population.

Upshur County, West Virginia Language

Upshur County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,3754,60020.56%
Black33410130.24%
Multiple1396143.88%
Native17635.29%
Hispanic27110.37%

20.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.90%

Male Poverty Rate

23.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Upshur County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Upshur County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 43.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Upshur County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 0.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.31%.

Upshur County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.23%
High School21.50%
Some College8.47%
Bachelors or Greater6.27%

Upshur County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.38%
Male Unemployed29.08%
Female Employed11.22%
Male Employed8.79%

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

Upshur County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,322$57,801
Families$55,266$66,473
Married Families$64,132-
Non Families$22,366$37,656
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Income by Household Type

Upshur County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Upshur County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Upshur 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.

Upshur County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Upshur County, West Virginia Marital Status

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1,830

Number of Veterans

1,677

Male Veterans

153

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam762
First Gulf War349
Second Gulf War319
Korea134
World War II62

Upshur County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74529
75+460
35 to 54460
55 to 64320
18 to 3461

Upshur County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8009.53%
Black205.76%
2+ Races108.00%
Hispanic83.51%

Upshur County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Upshur County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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7.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Upshur County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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53.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Upshur County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Upshur County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Upshur 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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77.30%

Born in Upshur County, West Virginia

99.44%

Native Born

0.56%

Foreign Born

0.42%

Non Citizen

0.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.44% of Upshur County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 77.30% having been born in West Virginia. 0.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Upshur 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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