Wood County, West Virginia Population 2024

82,438

Wood County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 82,438 with a growth rate of -0.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wood County, West Virginia is the 5th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 population was 86,976 and has seen a growth of -5.22% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202980,183-451-0.56%
202880,634-451-0.56%
202781,085-451-0.55%
202681,536-451-0.55%
202581,987-451-0.55%
202482,438-451-0.54%
202382,889-451-0.54%
202283,340-451-0.54%
202183,791-351-0.42%
202084,1424740.57%
201983,668-675-0.8%
201884,343-820-0.96%
201785,163-661-0.77%
201685,824-586-0.68%
201586,410-123-0.14%
201486,533-44-0.05%
201386,577-78-0.09%
201286,655-258-0.3%
201186,913-63-0.07%
201086,976
199086,915-6,733-7.19%
198093,6486,8307.87%
197086,8188,48710.83%
196078,33111,79117.72%
195066,5404,1416.64%
194062,3995,87810.4%
193056,52114,21533.6%
192042,3064,30511.33%
191038,0013,54910.3%
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%
18001,217-78,966-98.48%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.54% (-451)
County Website
Wood County
County Seat
2010 Population
86,976
Area
366 mi²
Density
225 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-5.22% (-4,538)
Founded
December 21, 1798

Wood County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White80,31395.3%
Two or more races2,1272.52%
Black or African American1,0291.22%
Asian4910.58%
Native American1350.16%
Other race950.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander820.1%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wood County, West Virginia Population by Race

Wood County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Wood County, West Virginia Median Age

43.8

Total

42.7

Male

45

Female

Wood County, West Virginia Adults

There are 66,696 adults, (17,715 of whom are seniors) in Wood County, West Virginia.

Wood County, West Virginia Age Dependency

72.1

Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wood County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female43,08751.13%
Male41,18548.87%

Wood County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All35,5442.3474.725.3
Married16,3183.0789.210.8
Non Family13,8051.1662.537.5
Female3,6933.1157.842.2
Male1,7283.1970.529.5
showing: 5 rows

2.98

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

74.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wood County, West Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wood County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wood County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.29%.

Wood County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,352

Average Earnings

$48,283

Average Male

$33,477

Average Female

Wood County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wood County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wood County, West Virginia Language

98.35% of Wood County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, 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
White78,30610,97814.02%
Multiple2,10958627.79%
Black93735637.99%
Hispanic1,16930325.92%
Islander8282100%
Native1352216.3%
showing: 6 rows

14.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.51%

Male Poverty Rate

16%

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% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wood County, West Virginia is White, with 14.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.39%.

Wood County, West Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.61%
High School15.01%
Some College11.54%
Bachelors or Greater2.95%
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Wood County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed46.12%
Male Unemployed30.73%
Female Employed7.83%
Male Employed6.05%
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Wood County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wood County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wood County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wood County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wood County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,371

Number of Veterans

5,871

Male Veterans

500

Female Veterans

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Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wood County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wood County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wood County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.92%

Born in Wood County, West Virginia

98.89%

Native Born

1.11%

Foreign Born

0.43%

Non Citizen

0.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.89% of Wood County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 73.92% having been born in West Virginia. 0.43% 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

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