Wood County, West Virginia Population 2021

Wood County, West Virginia's estimated population is 82,194 with a growth rate of -0.80% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wood County, West Virginia is the 6th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 86,973 and has seen a growth of -5.49% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202182,194-662-0.80%
202082,856-662-0.79%
201983,518-662-0.79%
201884,180-880-1.03%
201785,060-649-0.76%
201685,709-626-0.73%
201586,335-134-0.15%
201486,469-53-0.06%
201386,522-94-0.11%
201286,616-272-0.31%
201186,888-85-0.10%
201086,973580.07%
199086,915-6,733-7.19%
198093,6486,8307.87%
197086,8188,48710.83%
196078,33111,79117.72%
195066,5404,1416.64%
194062,3995,87810.40%
193056,52114,21533.60%
192042,3064,30511.33%
191038,0013,54910.30%
190034,4525,84020.41%
189028,6123,60614.42%
188025,0066,00631.61%
187019,0007,95472.01%
186011,0461,59616.89%
18509,4501,52719.27%
18407,9231,49423.24%
18306,4295699.71%
18205,8602,82493.02%
18103,0361,819149.47%
18001,2170.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.80%
County Website
Founded
December 21, 1798
County Seat
2010 Population
86,973
Growth Since 2010
-5.49%
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Wood County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White81,72096.19%
Black or African American1,2081.42%
Two or More Races1,0631.25%
Asian4450.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native3780.44%
Some Other Race950.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander510.06%
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Wood County, West Virginia Population by Race

Wood County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Wood County, West Virginia Median Age

43.5


Total

42.2


Male

44.7


Female

Wood County, West Virginia Adults

There are 67,020 adults, (16,944 of whom are seniors) in Wood County, West Virginia.

Wood County, West Virginia Age Dependency

69.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wood County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

43,908

51.68%

Male

41,052

48.32%

Wood County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Wood County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
All71.5%28.5%
Male65.1%34.9%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
Female55.3%44.7%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wood County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All35,4882.3771.5
Married16,8072.9885.7
Non Family12,8751.1958.9
Female4,1223.255.3
Male1,6843.1165.1

2.94

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Wood County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7722.93%
9th to 12th Grade4,3767.22%
High School Graduate20,80834.35%
Some College13,86222.89%
Associates Degree6,50810.74%
Bachelors Degree8,23713.60%
Graduate Degree5,0098.27%
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Wood County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wood County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White58,49852,62212,787
Black62854780
Hispanic511436103
2+ Races42539889
Asian314251183
Native American19917317
Other Race31314
Islander1818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.28%.

Wood County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,484$41,060$27,246
Less Than 9th Grade$18,429$16,757$18,827
High School Graduate$26,796$35,873$20,150
Some College$30,290$40,029$25,914
Bachelors Degree$43,629$52,908$36,977
Graduate Degree$55,885$65,859$51,518

$32,484

Average Earnings

$41,060

Average Male

$27,246

Average Female

Wood County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wood County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Wood County, West Virginia Language

98.21% of Wood County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.73% of the population.

Wood County, West Virginia Language

Wood County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White79,93612,98316.24%
Black1,14461053.32%
Multiple1,04225924.86%
Hispanic93221823.39%
Asian445327.19%
Other952728.42%
Native378184.76%

16.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.30%

Male Poverty Rate

19.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wood County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wood County, West Virginia is Black, with 53.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wood County, West Virginia is Native, with 4.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.18%.

Wood County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.52%
High School15.65%
Some College12.58%
Bachelors or Greater3.89%

Wood County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.23%
Male Unemployed37.47%
Female Employed9.80%
Male Employed5.33%

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

Wood County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,321$65,002
Families$60,396$78,324
Married Families$72,404$91,391
Non Families$27,214$38,167
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Income by Household Type

Wood County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Wood County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Wood 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.

Wood County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Wood County, West Virginia Marital Status

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6,414

Number of Veterans

5,968

Male Veterans

446

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,433
First Gulf War1,177
Second Gulf War1,030
Korea439
World War II229

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,801
75+1,460
35 to 541,422
55 to 641,240
18 to 34491

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,1729.52%
Black9411.41%
2+ Races8814.99%
Hispanic6310.18%
Native American5219.48%
Other Race816.00%

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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9.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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54.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wood County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Wood County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Wood 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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73.56%

Born in Wood County, West Virginia

98.84%

Native Born

1.16%

Foreign Born

0.40%

Non Citizen

0.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.84% of Wood County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 73.56% having been born in West Virginia. 0.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wood 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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