Wayne County, West Virginia Population 2024

36,928

Wayne County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 36,928 with a growth rate of -1.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, West Virginia is the 14th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 population was 42,501 and has seen a growth of -13.11% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202934,253-535-1.54%
202834,788-535-1.51%
202735,323-535-1.49%
202635,858-535-1.47%
202536,393-535-1.45%
202436,928-535-1.43%
202337,463-535-1.41%
202237,998-535-1.39%
202138,533-331-0.85%
202038,864-688-1.74%
201939,552-494-1.23%
201840,046-255-0.63%
201740,301-506-1.24%
201640,807-465-1.13%
201541,272-302-0.73%
201441,574-316-0.75%
201341,890-43-0.1%
201241,933-301-0.71%
201142,234-267-0.63%
201042,501
199041,636-4,385-9.53%
198046,0218,44022.46%
197037,581-1,396-3.58%
196038,9772810.73%
195038,6963,1308.8%
194035,5664,36013.97%
193031,2065,19419.97%
192026,0121,9318.02%
191024,0814621.96%
190023,6194,96726.63%
189018,6523,91326.55%
188014,7396,88787.71%
18707,8521,10516.38%
18606,7471,98741.74%
18504,760-29,493-86.1%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.43% (-535)
County Website
Wayne County
County Seat
2010 Population
42,501
Area
506 mi²
Density
73 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-13.11% (-5,573)
Founded
January 18, 1842

Wayne County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White37,49496.3%
Two or more races1,0262.64%
Black or African American3430.88%
Other race460.12%
Asian240.06%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wayne County, West Virginia Population by Race

Wayne County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Wayne County, West Virginia Median Age

44.5

Total

43.6

Male

45.3

Female

Wayne County, West Virginia Adults

There are 30,980 adults, (8,352 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, West Virginia.

Wayne County, West Virginia Age Dependency

72.1

Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female19,83550.95%
Male19,09849.05%

Wayne County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,9592.5976.723.3
Married7,8433.2786.513.5
Non Family4,9301.16832
Female1,4733.4764.135.9
Male7133.656.143.9
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3.24

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

76.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wayne 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

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

Wayne 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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 58.71%.

Wayne County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,188

Average Earnings

$51,181

Average Male

$33,753

Average Female

Wayne County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wayne County, West Virginia Language

98.66% of Wayne County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.62% of the population.

Wayne County, West Virginia Language

Wayne County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White37,2626,34217.02%
Multiple1,025817.9%
Black340319.12%
Asian241875%
Hispanic289186.23%
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16.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.49%

Male Poverty Rate

18.9%

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 75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 6.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.56%.

Wayne County, West Virginia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.64%
High School16.47%
Some College16.42%
Bachelors or Greater3.78%
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Wayne County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed55.58%
Female Unemployed36.16%
Female Employed6.56%
Male Employed4.05%
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Wayne County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wayne County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wayne County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,401

Number of Veterans

2,296

Male Veterans

105

Female Veterans

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Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.7%

Labor Force Participation

44.3%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wayne County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wayne 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

75.3%

Born in Wayne County, West Virginia

99.1%

Native Born

0.9%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

0.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.1% of Wayne County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 75.3% having been born in West Virginia. 0.86% 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

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