Wood County, West Virginia Population 2020

Wood County, West Virginia's estimated population is 85,083 with a growth rate of -0.72% 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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201884,203-880-1.03%
201785,083-616-0.72%
201685,699-627-0.73%
201586,326-139-0.16%
201486,465-49-0.06%
201386,514-91-0.11%
201286,605-270-0.31%
201186,875-95-0.11%
201086,970550.06%
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%

Wood County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White82,26696.15%
Two or More Races1,4371.68%
Black or African American1,1431.34%
Asian4210.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native1420.17%
Some Other Race1150.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander320.04%

Wood County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

Wood County, West Virginia Median Age

43.3


Total

42.1


Male

44.4


Female

Wood County, West Virginia Adults

There are 67,537 adults, (16,752 of whom are seniors) in Wood County, West Virginia.

Wood County, West Virginia Age Dependency

68.5

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wood County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

44,310

51.79%

Male

41,246

48.21%

Wood County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Wood County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All71.3%28.7%
Male64.9%35.1%
Non Family59.9%40.1%
Female53.9%46.1%

71.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,0182.3571.3
Married17,3582.9484.5
Non Family12,7681.1759.9
Female4,1603.1753.9
Male1,7323.0764.9

2.9

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wood County, West Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8232.99%
9th to 12th Grade4,4757.35%
High School Graduate21,23234.85%
Some College14,03823.04%
Associates Degree6,0479.93%
Bachelors Degree8,11013.31%
Graduate Degree5,1928.52%

Wood County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White58,79752,80812,750
Black61456871
Multiple Races594518129
Hispanic478402125
Asian300259205
Native American1427229
Other Race56566
Islander1212

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 68.33%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,326$40,630$26,996
Less Than High School$18,704$20,750$13,250
High School Grad$25,722$33,038$20,270
Some College$30,160$39,658$25,549
Bachelors Degree$43,726$54,907$36,250
Graduate Degree$56,000$67,394$52,490

$32,326

Average Earnings

$40,630

Average Male

$26,996

Average Female

Wood County, West Virginia Language

Wood County, West Virginia Language by Age

Wood County, West Virginia Language

98.25% of Wood County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.76% of the population.

Wood County, West Virginia Poverty

Wood County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White80,59513,08616.24%
Black1,09441037.48%
Multiple1,40932222.85%
Hispanic89024227.19%
Other1157060.87%
Asian411399.49%
Native14296.34%

16.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.48%

Male Poverty Rate

18.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wood County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wood County, West Virginia is Other, with 60.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wood County, West Virginia is Native, with 6.34% 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 16.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.04%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.07%
High School14.85%
Some College12.59%
Bachelors or Greater3.78%

Wood County, West Virginia Income

Wood County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,958$63,271
Families$59,591$75,843
Married Families$70,496$88,129
Non Families$26,168$36,718

Wood County, West Virginia Marital Status

Wood County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Wood County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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

Wood County, West Virginia Veterans

6,748

Number of Veterans

6,260

Male Veterans

488

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,462
First Gulf War1,183
Second Gulf War1,088
Korea576
World War II261
Name Veterans % of Total
White6,4789.92%
2 or More12715.34%
Black10212.61%
Hispanic487.91%
Other3040.54%
Indian117.75%

$Wood County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

10.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wood County, West Virginia Employment Status

55.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Wood County, West Virginia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.09%

Born in West Virginia

98.94%

Native Born

1.06%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.94% of Wood County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 73.09% having been born in West Virginia. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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