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Lester, WV Population and Races

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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Lester is 350, which is 8.70% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 2.52% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Lester population density is 697.91 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 76.51 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Lester is white, which represent 84.29% of the total population. The average Lester 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: 350. #288

Population Growth Since 2000, #92

Lester, WV
West Virginia

Population Density, #212

Lester, WV
697.91 per square mile
West Virginia
76.51 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:295 (84.29%, #362)
Black:44 (12.57%, #25)
Hispanic:8 (2.29%, #53)
Asian:0 (0.00%, #98)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):0 (0.00%, #70)
One Race, Other:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Two or More Races:11 (3.14%, see rank)

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

Population by First Ancestry

277 (79.14%) out of the total population of 350 reported first ancestry.

 Lester, WV% 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%
Dutch51.43%, see rank1.98%1.40%
English288.00%, see rank11.39%8.02%
French51.43%, see rank1.72%3.34%
German267.43%, see rank17.89%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.28%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.49%0.46%
Irish3710.57%, see rank14.57%10.80%
Italian133.71%, see rank4.58%5.52%
Norwegian00.00%, see rank0.23%1.42%
Polish00.00%, see rank1.96%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.07%0.44%
Russian00.00%, see rank0.36%0.92%
Scotch-Irish20.57%, see rank2.06%0.99%
Scottish123.43%, see rank2.12%1.72%
Subsaharan African41.14%, see rank0.25%0.95%
Swedish00.00%, see rank0.39%1.27%
Swiss00.00%, see rank0.21%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.11%0.31%
American11131.71%, see rank13.03%7.12%
Welsh30.86%, see rank0.74%0.57%

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

Population by Gender

Male: 187 (53.43%, see rank)
Females: 163 (46.57%, see rank)

Lester, WV
Male: 53.43%
Female: 46.57%
West Virginia
Male: 49.33%
Female: 50.67%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

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

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Lester, WV
38.50 years old
West Virginia
41.60 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Lester, WV
38.10 years old
West Virginia
40.40 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Lester, WV
39.40 years old
West Virginia
42.90 years old
38.80 years old

 Lester, WV% of the Total PopulationWest VirginiaU.S.
Under 5 years3810.86%, see rank5.56%6.36%
5 to 9 years113.14%, see rank5.71%6.51%
10 to 14 years216.00%, see rank5.85%6.59%
15 to 19 years349.71%, see rank6.19%6.85%
20 to 24 years154.29%, see rank6.65%7.13%
25 to 34 years288.00%, see rank11.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years6117.43%, see rank12.59%12.96%
45 to 54 years4713.43%, see rank14.21%14.09%
55 to 64 years5315.14%, see rank14.60%12.29%
65 to 74 years3510.00%, see rank9.48%7.64%
75 to 84 61.71%, see rank5.29%4.25%
85 years and over10.29%, see rank2.04%1.85%

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

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Lester, WVWest VirginiaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population231, 100%1,298,614209,056,129
Less Than High School59, 25.54%, see rank15.57%13.67%
High School Graduate107, 46.32%, see rank40.91%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree50, 21.65%, see rank24.77%29.09%
Bachelor Degree14, 6.06%, see rank11.58%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1, 0.43%, see rank7.17%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#11.68, 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

 Lester, WV West VirginiaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten13100.00%0.00%84.64%15.36%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)25100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank93.32%6.68%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)19100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank93.47%6.53%90.60%9.40%
College1163.64%, see rank36.36%, see rank83.79%16.21%78.37%21.63%

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

Household and Family

 Lester, WVWest VirginiaU.S.
Total Households138, 100%742,359116,211,092
Average Household Size2.54, see rank2.432.63
1 Person Households31, 22.46%, see rank29.92%27.57%
2 or More Person Households107, 77.54%, see rank70.08%72.43%
Family Households (Families)106, 76.81%, see rank64.90%66.22%
Average Family Size2.99, see rank3.083.32
Married-Couple Family65, 47.10%, see rank49.20%48.42%
Nonfamily Households32, 23.19%, see rank35.10%33.78%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Lester, WV%West VirginiaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total280see rank1,536,633252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over145100%, see rank752,192123,281,364
Never Married5034.48%, see rank30.90%35.77%
Married7350.34%, see rank53.39%52.04%
Widowed42.76%, see rank3.37%2.57%
Divorced1812.41%, see rank12.34%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over135100%, see rank784,441129,692,771
Never Married3022.22%, see rank23.33%29.48%
Married7152.59%, see rank50.81%49.19%
Widowed1511.11%, see rank12.24%9.16%
Divorced1914.07%, see rank13.62%12.16%

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

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Lester, WV%West VirginiaU.S.
Native350100.00%, see rank98.51%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence29885.14%, see rank70.21%58.73%
Born in Different State5214.86%, see rank27.83%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
00.00%, see rank0.47%1.42%
Foreign Born00.00%, see rank1.49%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship00.00%, see rank0.70%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship00.00%, see rank0.79%7.09%
Born In Europe00.00%, see rank0.27%1.53%
Born In Asia00.00%, 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 America00.00%, see rank0.38%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.07%0.26%

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

Language Spoken at Home

 Lester, WV%West VirginiaU.S.
English13497.10%, see rank96.75%79.39%
Spanish42.90%, see rank1.43%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages00.00%, see rank1.07%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages00.00%, 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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