Wayne County, West Virginia Population 2022

Wayne County, West Virginia's estimated population is 37,725 with a growth rate of -1.46% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, West Virginia is the 15th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 42,466 and has seen a growth of -11.16% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18504,7600.00%
18606,7471,98741.74%
18707,8521,10516.38%
188014,7396,88787.71%
189018,6523,91326.55%
190023,6194,96726.63%
191024,0814621.96%
192026,0121,9318.02%
193031,2065,19419.97%
194035,5664,36013.97%
195038,6963,1308.80%
196038,9772810.73%
197037,581-1,396-3.58%
198046,0218,44022.46%
199041,636-4,385-9.53%
201042,4668301.99%
201142,194-272-0.64%
201241,885-309-0.73%
201341,840-45-0.11%
201441,517-323-0.77%
201541,211-306-0.74%
201640,724-487-1.18%
201740,215-509-1.25%
201839,961-254-0.63%
201939,402-559-1.40%
202038,843-559-1.42%
202138,284-559-1.44%
202237,725-559-1.46%
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Wayne County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,90097.37%
Black or African American2530.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native690.17%
Asian1220.31%
Some Other Race1270.32%
Two or More Races4811.20%
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Wayne County, West Virginia Population by Race

Wayne County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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Wayne County, West Virginia Median Age

44.5


Total

43.8


Male

45.2


Female

Wayne County, West Virginia Adults

There are 31,750 adults, (8,359 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, West Virginia.

Wayne County, West Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

20,571

51.49%

Male

19,381

48.51%

Wayne County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Wayne County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
All75%25%
Non Family63.6%36.4%
Female60.8%39.2%
Male54.8%45.2%

75.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,2282.6175
Married8,1073.3286.2
Male7323.2154.8
Female1,2613.7560.8
Non Family5,1281.1463.6

3.3

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Wayne County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7245.97%
9th to 12th Grade3,71712.88%
High School Graduate11,12638.56%
Some College5,25718.22%
Associates Degree1,9796.86%
Bachelors Degree2,94010.19%
Graduate Degree2,1147.33%
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Wayne County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wayne County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race534129
Hispanic16615468
Black17716072
White28,11922,7404,909
Asian74675
Native American6969
2+ Races252226

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 54.72%.

Wayne County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,596$46,484$30,073
Less Than 9th Grade$19,737$24,269$15,750
High School Graduate$34,783$45,976$22,949
Some College$31,146$45,966$25,667
Bachelors Degree$49,128$50,195$48,098
Graduate Degree$62,639$69,770$53,699

$36,596

Average Earnings

$46,484

Average Male

$30,073

Average Female

Wayne County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Wayne County, West Virginia Language

98.78% of Wayne County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.52% of the population.

Wayne County, West Virginia Language

Wayne County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian1192420.17%
White38,6047,72020.00%
Black2412912.03%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic2722910.66%
Multiple479336.89%

19.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.72%

Male Poverty Rate

21.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, West Virginia is Asian, with 20.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 6.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.62%.

Wayne County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.36%
High School18.77%
Some College16.72%
Bachelors or Greater3.64%

Wayne County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.09%
Male Unemployed43.17%
Female Employed8.01%
Female Unemployed38.81%

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

Wayne County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,710$59,772
Families$58,374$74,382
Married Families$66,054-
Non Families$18,823$29,638
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Income by Household Type

Wayne County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Wayne 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 35-44.

Wayne County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Wayne County, West Virginia Marital Status

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2,378

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War366
First Gulf War346
Vietnam838
Korea161
World War II140

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34249
35 to 54409
55 to 64356
65 to 74675
75+689

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3207.47%
Black147.07%
2+ Races4416.79%

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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9.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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44.7%

Labor Force Participation

42.4%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Wayne County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Wayne 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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75.75%

Born in Wayne County, West Virginia

98.98%

Native Born

1.02%

Foreign Born

0.82%

Non Citizen

0.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.98% of Wayne County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 75.75% having been born in West Virginia. 0.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wayne 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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