Wood County, West Virginia Population 2022

Wood County, West Virginia's estimated population is 81,532 with a growth rate of -0.81% 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 -6.26% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18001,2170.00%
18103,0361,819149.47%
18205,8602,82493.02%
18306,4295699.71%
18407,9231,49423.24%
18509,4501,52719.27%
186011,0461,59616.89%
187019,0007,95472.01%
188025,0066,00631.61%
189028,6123,60614.42%
190034,4525,84020.41%
191038,0013,54910.30%
192042,3064,30511.33%
193056,52114,21533.60%
194062,3995,87810.40%
195066,5404,1416.64%
196078,33111,79117.72%
197086,8188,48710.83%
198093,6486,8307.87%
199086,915-6,733-7.19%
201086,973580.07%
201186,888-85-0.10%
201286,616-272-0.31%
201386,522-94-0.11%
201486,469-53-0.06%
201586,335-134-0.15%
201685,709-626-0.73%
201785,060-649-0.76%
201884,180-880-1.03%
201983,518-662-0.79%
202082,856-662-0.79%
202182,194-662-0.80%
202281,532-662-0.81%
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Wood County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White81,04496.04%
Black or African American1,2311.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native3000.36%
Asian3570.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.00%
Some Other Race390.05%
Two or More Races1,4151.68%
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Wood County, West Virginia Population by Race

Wood County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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Wood County, West Virginia Median Age

43.8


Total

42.7


Male

44.9


Female

Wood County, West Virginia Adults

There are 66,646 adults, (17,180 of whom are seniors) in Wood County, West Virginia.

Wood County, West Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wood County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

43,634

51.71%

Male

40,753

48.29%

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
Married87.1%12.9%
All72.2%27.8%
Male65.1%34.9%
Non Family59%41%
Female55.6%44.4%

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wood County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All35,1892.3772.2
Married16,7083.0387.1
Male1,3963.2665.1
Female4,0983.1255.6
Non Family12,9871.1859

2.98

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 Grade1,6032.66%
9th to 12th Grade3,8506.39%
High School Graduate20,41433.88%
Some College14,30623.75%
Associates Degree6,84011.35%
Bachelors Degree8,26413.72%
Graduate Degree4,9688.25%
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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
Asian219181135
2+ Races554549168
White58,13952,92612,799
Hispanic54747092
Black65853968
Native American1761762
Other Race77
Islander1

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 asian people with a rate of 61.64%.

Wood County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,010$42,665$29,806
Less Than 9th Grade$19,776$21,972$18,125
High School Graduate$30,113$41,277$19,440
Some College$31,947$40,046$28,312
Bachelors Degree$42,272$55,023$37,773
Graduate Degree$59,097$70,974$51,881

$36,010

Average Earnings

$42,665

Average Male

$29,806

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

98.23% of Wood County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.65% 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
Islander11100.00%
Black1,14363255.29%
Multiple1,39425718.44%
Hispanic95615916.63%
White79,15911,87115.00%
Native300165.33%
Asian35751.40%
OtherNaN%

15.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.76%

Male Poverty Rate

17.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wood County, West Virginia

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

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.04%.

Wood County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.22%
High School14.71%
Some College11.84%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%

Wood County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.56%
Male Unemployed28.59%
Female Employed8.90%
Female Unemployed29.52%

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$48,711$65,035
Families$62,718$78,679
Married Families$73,712-
Non Families$28,048$38,443
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Income by Household Type

Wood County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wood County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Wood County, West Virginia Marital Status

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6,320

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War892
First Gulf War1,040
Vietnam2,335
Korea359
World War II218

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34376
35 to 541,401
55 to 641,382
65 to 741,731
75+1,430

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,0989.48%
Black8810.69%
Native American5221.05%
Other Race738.89%
2+ Races758.88%
Hispanic7912.36%

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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8.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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54.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

5%

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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73.27%

Born in Wood County, West Virginia

98.91%

Native Born

1.09%

Foreign Born

0.44%

Non Citizen

0.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.91% of Wood County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 73.27% having been born in West Virginia. 0.44% 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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