Wayne County, West Virginia Population 2021

Wayne County, West Virginia's estimated population is 38,284 with a growth rate of -1.44% 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 -9.85% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202138,284-559-1.44%
202038,843-559-1.42%
201939,402-559-1.40%
201839,961-254-0.63%
201740,215-509-1.25%
201640,724-487-1.18%
201541,211-306-0.74%
201441,517-323-0.77%
201341,840-45-0.11%
201241,885-309-0.73%
201142,194-272-0.64%
201042,4668301.99%
199041,636-4,385-9.53%
198046,0218,44022.46%
197037,581-1,396-3.58%
196038,9772810.73%
195038,6963,1308.80%
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%
18504,7600.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.44%
County Website
Founded
January 18, 1842
County Seat
2010 Population
42,466
Growth Since 2010
-9.85%
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Wayne County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,33097.59%
Black or African American3470.86%
Two or More Races2970.74%
Some Other Race1540.38%
Asian1130.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native620.15%
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Wayne County, West Virginia Population by Race

Wayne County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Wayne County, West Virginia Median Age

44.1


Total

43


Male

44.9


Female

Wayne County, West Virginia Adults

There are 31,883 adults, (8,211 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, West Virginia.

Wayne County, West Virginia Age Dependency

70.3

Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

20,695

51.35%

Male

19,608

48.65%

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
Married84.7%15.3%
All73.5%26.5%
Non Family63.2%36.8%
Female59.4%40.6%
Male52.9%47.1%

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,1242.6573.5
Married7,8303.3284.7
Non Family5,1651.1363.2
Female1,4003.9259.4
Male7293.8252.9

3.37

Average Family Size

2.65

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 Grade2,0937.25%
9th to 12th Grade3,76213.03%
High School Graduate11,71640.57%
Some College5,14317.81%
Associates Degree1,8056.25%
Bachelors Degree2,7899.66%
Graduate Degree1,5725.44%
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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
White28,32722,5244,318
Black213176
Hispanic12812229
2+ Races9191
Native American6262
Asian574812
Other Race47412

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 hispanic people with a rate of 22.66%.

Wayne County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,402$39,394$28,773
Less Than 9th Grade$17,005$23,421$14,577
High School Graduate$30,751$38,805$22,839
Some College$31,721$36,925$28,452
Bachelors Degree$41,534$48,889$36,761
Graduate Degree$56,599$72,917$55,000

$33,402

Average Earnings

$39,394

Average Male

$28,773

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

98.53% of Wayne County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.69% 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
White39,0499,09423.29%
Hispanic25713150.97%
Other15110368.21%
Black3375115.13%
Asian1112623.42%
Multiple294196.46%

23.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.65%

Male Poverty Rate

24.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, West Virginia is Other, with 68.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 6.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.74%.

Wayne County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.84%
High School19.52%
Some College15.98%
Bachelors or Greater4.88%

Wayne County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.03%
Male Unemployed32.29%
Female Employed9.73%
Male Employed9.35%

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$37,988$53,315
Families$52,390$66,559
Married Families$60,781$75,522
Non Families$17,156$26,516
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Income by Household Type

Wayne County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

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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2,354

Number of Veterans

2,248

Male Veterans

106

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam995
First Gulf War391
Second Gulf War189
Korea182
World War II136

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74818
75+559
35 to 54527
55 to 64384
18 to 3466

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2927.33%
2+ Races3838.78%
Black249.60%

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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9.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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43.1%

Labor Force Participation

40.4%

Employment Rate

6.3%

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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75.64%

Born in Wayne County, West Virginia

99.01%

Native Born

0.99%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.01% of Wayne County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 75.64% having been born in West Virginia. 0.66% 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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