Wirt County, West Virginia Population 2021

Wirt County, West Virginia's estimated population is 5,841 with a growth rate of 0.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wirt County, West Virginia is the 56th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 5,725 and has seen a growth of 2.03% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20215,841100.17%
20205,831100.17%
20195,821100.17%
20185,811250.43%
20175,786190.33%
20165,767-37-0.64%
20155,804140.24%
20145,790-48-0.82%
20135,838641.11%
20125,774190.33%
20115,755300.52%
20105,72553310.27%
19905,1922705.49%
19804,92276818.49%
19704,154-237-5.40%
19604,391-728-14.22%
19505,119-1,356-20.94%
19406,4751171.84%
19306,358-1,178-15.63%
19207,536-1,511-16.70%
19109,047-1,237-12.03%
190010,2848739.28%
18909,4112,30732.47%
18807,1042,30047.88%
18704,8041,05328.07%
18603,75139811.87%
18503,3530.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.17%
County Website
Founded
January 19, 1848
County Seat
2010 Population
5,725
Growth Since 2010
2.03%
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Wirt County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,76299.38%
Black or African American260.45%
Some Other Race100.17%
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Wirt County, West Virginia Population by Race

Wirt County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Wirt County, West Virginia Median Age

45.4


Total

45.6


Male

45.3


Female

Wirt County, West Virginia Adults

There are 4,562 adults, (1,137 of whom are seniors) in Wirt County, West Virginia.

Wirt County, West Virginia Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wirt County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

2,862

49.36%

Male

2,936

50.64%

Wirt County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Wirt County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male97.9%2.1%
Married86.2%13.8%
All83.7%16.3%
Non Family81.1%18.9%
Female68.1%31.9%

83.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wirt County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5052.3183.7
Married1,4452.8786.2
Non Family8751.1381.1
Female1382.9268.1
Male475.497.9

2.9

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Wirt County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2836.69%
9th to 12th Grade44110.43%
High School Graduate1,77642.00%
Some College89921.26%
Associates Degree3588.47%
Bachelors Degree2676.31%
Graduate Degree2054.85%
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Wirt County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wirt County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,1973,482472
Black2121
Hispanic112

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 white people with a rate of 11.25%.

Wirt County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,878$46,339$21,707
Less Than 9th Grade$14,697$21,354$
High School Graduate$37,583$40,000$17,891
Some College$31,711$52,703$21,189
Bachelors Degree$58,750$65,536$
Graduate Degree$70,208$$72,083

$37,878

Average Earnings

$46,339

Average Male

$21,707

Average Female

Wirt County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wirt County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Wirt County, West Virginia Language

97.46% of Wirt County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.78% of the population.

Wirt County, West Virginia Language

Wirt County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,73289815.67%
Black2626100.00%
Hispanic271244.44%

16.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.91%

Male Poverty Rate

19.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wirt County, West Virginia

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wirt County, West Virginia is White, with 15.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.45%.

Wirt County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.35%
High School12.78%
Some College11.22%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Wirt County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed85.71%
Male Unemployed45.00%
Female Employed11.49%
Male Employed3.13%

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

Wirt County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,048$54,877
Families$55,100$63,464
Married Families$56,570-
Non Families$32,574$37,764
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Income by Household Type

Wirt County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.3%

Male Marriage Rate

63.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wirt County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Wirt County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wirt County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Wirt County, West Virginia Marital Status

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487

Number of Veterans

441

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam218
First Gulf War83
Second Gulf War69
Korea13
World War II4

Wirt County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74218
35 to 54123
75+92
55 to 6438
18 to 3416

Wirt County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Wirt County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Wirt County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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5.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wirt County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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49.4%

Labor Force Participation

47.2%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wirt County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Wirt County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Wirt 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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77.61%

Born in Wirt County, West Virginia

99.81%

Native Born

0.19%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.81% of Wirt County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 77.61% having been born in West Virginia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wirt 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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