Wetzel County, West Virginia Population 2021

Wetzel County, West Virginia's estimated population is 14,677 with a growth rate of -1.30% 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 -11.24% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202114,677-194-1.30%
202014,871-194-1.29%
201915,065-194-1.27%
201815,259-174-1.13%
201715,433-211-1.35%
201615,644-133-0.84%
201515,777-178-1.12%
201415,955-157-0.97%
201316,112-232-1.42%
201216,344-25-0.15%
201116,369-166-1.00%
201016,535-2,723-14.14%
199019,258-2,616-11.96%
198021,8741,5607.68%
197020,3149675.00%
196019,347-807-4.00%
195020,154-2,188-9.79%
194022,34280.04%
193022,334-735-3.19%
192023,069-786-3.29%
191023,8559754.26%
190022,8806,03935.86%
189016,8412,94521.19%
188013,8965,30161.68%
18708,5951,89228.23%
18606,7032,41956.47%
18504,2840.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.30%
County Website
Founded
January 10, 1846
County Seat
2010 Population
16,535
Growth Since 2010
-11.24%
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Wetzel County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,09397.78%
Black or African American1641.06%
Two or More Races1380.89%
Some Other Race410.27%
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Wetzel County, West Virginia Population by Race

Wetzel County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Wetzel County, West Virginia Median Age

46


Total

45.3


Male

46.4


Female

Wetzel County, West Virginia Adults

There are 12,250 adults, (3,515 of whom are seniors) in Wetzel County, West Virginia.

Wetzel County, West Virginia Age Dependency

76.7

Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wetzel County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

7,967

51.61%

Male

7,469

48.39%

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
Married92.5%7.5%
All79.4%20.6%
Non Family69.5%30.5%
Female68.2%31.8%
Male51.6%48.4%

79.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wetzel County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7622.6579.4
Married2,7243.0492.5
Non Family2,0771.3869.5
Female7074.4268.2
Male2544.0251.6

3.26

Average Family Size

2.65

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 Grade4323.89%
9th to 12th Grade1,1039.93%
High School Graduate5,65250.90%
Some College1,89117.03%
Associates Degree6976.28%
Bachelors Degree9018.11%
Graduate Degree4293.86%
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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
White10,9399,4351,290
Black828236
2+ Races73424
Hispanic1111

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 black people with a rate of 43.90%.

Wetzel County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,306$42,286$24,785
Less Than 9th Grade$21,774$31,221$
High School Graduate$31,518$40,606$17,338
Some College$31,437$45,574$26,102
Bachelors Degree$43,036$63,438$40,333
Graduate Degree$50,781$46,528$52,708

$34,306

Average Earnings

$42,286

Average Male

$24,785

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

99.37% of Wetzel County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.25% 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
White14,6913,27122.27%
Other4141100.00%
Black1563623.08%
Multiple13885.80%

22.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.47%

Male Poverty Rate

23.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wetzel County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wetzel County, West Virginia is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wetzel County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 5.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.85%.

Wetzel County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.11%
High School20.31%
Some College13.28%
Bachelors or Greater2.87%

Wetzel County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.49%
Male Unemployed55.50%
Female Employed8.77%
Male Employed4.20%

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$43,107$55,125
Families$52,412$63,955
Married Families$65,435-
Non Families$28,315$37,819
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Income by Household Type

Wetzel County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

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 55-64.

Wetzel County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Wetzel County, West Virginia Marital Status

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900

Number of Veterans

871

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam371
Korea129
First Gulf War88
World War II54
Second Gulf War36

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+334
65 to 74311
35 to 54124
55 to 64106
18 to 3425

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8817.29%
Black1011.11%
2+ Races912.33%

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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7.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wetzel County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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46.6%

Labor Force Participation

43.7%

Employment Rate

6.2%

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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83.01%

Born in Wetzel County, West Virginia

99.67%

Native Born

0.33%

Foreign Born

0.04%

Non Citizen

0.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.67% of Wetzel County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 83.01% having been born in West Virginia. 0.04% 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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