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Braxton County Population and Races

 
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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Braxton County is 14,492, which is 1.43% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 2.52% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Braxton County population density is 28.07 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 76.51 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Braxton County is white, which represent 98.05% of the total population. The average Braxton County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 14,492. #39

Population Growth Since 2000, #30

Braxton County
-1.43%
West Virginia
2.52%
U.S.
11.61%

Population Density, #43

Braxton County
28.07 per square mile
West Virginia
76.51 per square mile
U.S.
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:14,209 (98.05%, #10)
Black:95 (0.66%, #42)
Hispanic:80 (0.55%, #42)
Asian:22 (0.15%, #32)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):13 (0.09%, #37)
One Race, Other:1 (0.01%, see rank)
Two or More Races:152 (1.05%, see rank)
 

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

9,818 (67.75%) out of the total population of 14,492 reported first ancestry.

 Braxton County% of the Total PopulationWest VirginiaU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.35%0.56%
Czech00.00%, see rank0.20%0.47%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.07%0.42%
Dutch3092.13%, see rank1.98%1.40%
English1,58210.92%, see rank11.39%8.02%
French1921.32%, see rank1.72%3.34%
German2,66518.39%, see rank17.89%15.03%
Greek580.40%, see rank0.28%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.49%0.46%
Irish2,28915.79%, see rank14.57%10.80%
Italian2351.62%, see rank4.58%5.52%
Norwegian70.05%, see rank0.23%1.42%
Polish1090.75%, see rank1.96%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.07%0.44%
Russian580.40%, see rank0.36%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2431.68%, see rank2.06%0.99%
Scottish1150.79%, see rank2.12%1.72%
Subsaharan African40.03%, see rank0.25%0.95%
Swedish2721.88%, see rank0.39%1.27%
Swiss80.06%, see rank0.21%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.11%0.31%
American1,64511.35%, see rank13.03%7.12%
Welsh610.42%, see rank0.74%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 7,285 (50.27%, see rank)
Females: 7,207 (49.73%, see rank)

Braxton County
Male: 50.27%
Female: 49.73%
West Virginia
Male: 49.33%
Female: 50.67%
U.S.
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Braxton County
44.00 years old
West Virginia
41.60 years old
U.S.
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Braxton County
43.40 years old
West Virginia
40.40 years old
U.S.
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Braxton County
45.00 years old
West Virginia
42.90 years old
U.S.
38.80 years old

 Braxton County% of the Total PopulationWest VirginiaU.S.
Under 5 years7875.43%, see rank5.56%6.36%
5 to 9 years6474.46%, see rank5.71%6.51%
10 to 14 years9756.73%, see rank5.85%6.59%
15 to 19 years8645.96%, see rank6.19%6.85%
20 to 24 years7985.51%, see rank6.65%7.13%
25 to 34 years1,52310.51%, see rank11.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years1,74612.05%, see rank12.59%12.96%
45 to 54 years2,15014.84%, see rank14.21%14.09%
55 to 64 years2,28615.77%, see rank14.60%12.29%
65 to 74 years1,59110.98%, see rank9.48%7.64%
75 to 84 8926.16%, see rank5.29%4.25%
85 years and over2331.61%, see rank2.04%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Braxton CountyWest VirginiaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population10,421, 100%1,298,614209,056,129
Less Than High School2,136, 20.50%, see rank15.57%13.67%
High School Graduate5,136, 49.29%, see rank40.91%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree2,027, 19.45%, see rank24.77%29.09%
Bachelor Degree813, 7.80%, see rank11.58%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree309, 2.97%, see rank7.17%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.09, see rank12.8413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Braxton County West VirginiaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten34696.82%3.18%84.64%15.36%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)1,35194.60%, see rank5.40%, see rank93.32%6.68%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)66291.84%, see rank8.16%, see rank93.47%6.53%90.60%9.40%
College24276.03%, see rank23.97%, see rank83.79%16.21%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School6786.57%, see rank13.43%, see rank79.56%20.44%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Braxton CountyWest VirginiaU.S.
Total Households5,652, 100%742,359116,211,092
Average Household Size2.48, see rank2.432.63
1 Person Households1,658, 29.33%, see rank29.92%27.57%
2 or More Person Households3,994, 70.67%, see rank70.08%72.43%
Family Households (Families)3,763, 66.58%, see rank64.90%66.22%
Average Family Size3.13, see rank3.083.32
Married-Couple Family2,981, 52.74%, see rank49.20%48.42%
Nonfamily Households1,889, 33.42%, see rank35.10%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Braxton County%West VirginiaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total12,083see rank1,536,633252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over6,083100%, see rank752,192123,281,364
Never Married1,65027.12%, see rank30.90%35.77%
Married3,35355.12%, see rank53.39%52.04%
Widowed1632.68%, see rank3.37%2.57%
Divorced91715.07%, see rank12.34%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over6,000100%, see rank784,441129,692,771
Never Married1,23020.50%, see rank23.33%29.48%
Married3,15652.60%, see rank50.81%49.19%
Widowed85914.32%, see rank12.24%9.16%
Divorced75512.58%, see rank13.62%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Braxton County%West VirginiaU.S.
Native14,44799.69%, see rank98.51%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence11,76881.20%, see rank70.21%58.73%
Born in Different State2,64718.27%, see rank27.83%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
320.22%, see rank0.47%1.42%
Foreign Born450.31%, see rank1.49%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship170.12%, see rank0.70%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship280.19%, see rank0.79%7.09%
Born In Europe90.06%, see rank0.27%1.53%
Born In Asia280.19%, see rank0.65%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.10%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America60.04%, see rank0.38%6.83%
Born In Northern America20.01%, see rank0.07%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Braxton County%West VirginiaU.S.
English5,59198.92%, see rank96.75%79.39%
Spanish280.50%, see rank1.43%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages170.30%, see rank1.07%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages160.28%, see rank0.54%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.21%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.


 
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