Wetzel County, West Virginia Population 2022

Wetzel County, West Virginia's estimated population is 14,483 with a growth rate of -1.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wetzel County, West Virginia is the 38th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 16,535 and has seen a growth of -12.41% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18504,2840.00%
18606,7032,41956.47%
18708,5951,89228.23%
188013,8965,30161.68%
189016,8412,94521.19%
190022,8806,03935.86%
191023,8559754.26%
192023,069-786-3.29%
193022,334-735-3.19%
194022,34280.04%
195020,154-2,188-9.79%
196019,347-807-4.00%
197020,3149675.00%
198021,8741,5607.68%
199019,258-2,616-11.96%
201016,535-2,723-14.14%
201116,369-166-1.00%
201216,344-25-0.15%
201316,112-232-1.42%
201415,955-157-0.97%
201515,777-178-1.12%
201615,644-133-0.84%
201715,433-211-1.35%
201815,259-174-1.13%
201915,065-194-1.27%
202014,871-194-1.29%
202114,677-194-1.30%
202214,483-194-1.32%
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Wetzel County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,92897.63%
Black or African American1220.80%
Some Other Race440.29%
Two or More Races1971.29%
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Wetzel County, West Virginia Population by Race

Wetzel County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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Wetzel County, West Virginia Median Age

46.6


Total

45.9


Male

47.1


Female

Wetzel County, West Virginia Adults

There are 12,188 adults, (3,610 of whom are seniors) in Wetzel County, West Virginia.

Wetzel County, West Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wetzel County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

7,900

51.66%

Male

7,391

48.34%

Wetzel County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Wetzel County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.8%8.2%
All81.2%18.8%
Non Family73.4%26.6%
Female72.7%27.3%
Male55.9%44.1%

81.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wetzel County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,0222.5181.2
Married2,8583.0391.8
Male2973.5255.9
Female6044.0172.7
Non Family2,2631.3373.4

3.15

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Wetzel County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4584.14%
9th to 12th Grade1,0249.26%
High School Graduate5,29447.87%
Some College2,04818.52%
Associates Degree8417.61%
Bachelors Degree9378.47%
Graduate Degree4564.12%
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Wetzel County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wetzel County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race111
2+ Races16112295
Hispanic444425
Black646426
White10,8139,3701,271

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 other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Wetzel County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,748$43,750$23,397
Less Than 9th Grade$32,852$34,697$
High School Graduate$34,132$42,486$16,731
Some College$34,543$47,067$25,407
Bachelors Degree$44,052$51,813$42,912
Graduate Degree$50,491$51,071$45,694

$35,748

Average Earnings

$43,750

Average Male

$23,397

Average Female

Wetzel County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wetzel County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Wetzel County, West Virginia Language

99.55% of Wetzel County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.18% of the population.

Wetzel County, West Virginia Language

Wetzel County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1132723.89%
White14,4722,93520.28%
Other43NaN%
Multiple19773.55%

20.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.26%

Male Poverty Rate

20.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wetzel County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wetzel County, West Virginia is Black, with 23.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wetzel County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 3.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.34%.

Wetzel County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.87%
High School20.24%
Some College11.18%
Bachelors or Greater2.66%

Wetzel County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.74%
Male Unemployed35.63%
Female Employed7.53%
Female Unemployed30.67%

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

Wetzel County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,539$56,868
Families$58,372$68,238
Married Families$68,056-
Non Families$27,352$36,752
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Income by Household Type

Wetzel County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wetzel County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Wetzel 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.

Wetzel County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Wetzel County, West Virginia Marital Status

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828

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War31
First Gulf War107
Vietnam390
Korea90
World War II39

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3421
35 to 54118
55 to 6496
65 to 74278
75+315

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8176.84%
Black1115.07%

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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7.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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46.5%

Labor Force Participation

42.7%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Wetzel County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Wetzel County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Wetzel 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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81.68%

Born in Wetzel County, West Virginia

99.54%

Native Born

0.46%

Foreign Born

0.05%

Non Citizen

0.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.54% of Wetzel County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 81.68% having been born in West Virginia. 0.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Wetzel 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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