Jackson County, WV Demographics

The total population of Jackson County is estimated to be 27,868 with 13,896 males (49.86%) and 13,972 females (50.14%). There are 76 more females than males in Jackson County.
The median household income in Jackson County was $57,467 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 1,813(3.26%) from $55,654 in 2020. This income is 77.03% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Jackson County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 25 to 44 years old, at $76,058. Overall, the median household income for the county of Jackson County stands at $57,467.
In Jackson County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $41,862 for males and $26,315 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $62,956 for males and $43,154 for females.
In Jackson County, population is primarily represented by White households, reporting a median income of $57,863.
In 2022, the population of Jackson County was 27,716, a 0.16% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Jackson County's population was 27,761, an increase of 0.15% compared to a population of 27,720 in 2020.
The median age in Jackson County, WV is 43.6, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 17.71% were under the age of 15, 16.02% aged 15 to 29, 45.93% aged 30 to 64, 17.53% aged 65 to 84, and 2.82% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Jackson County population: 97.10% are White, 0.25% are Black or African American, 0.33% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.37% are Asian and 1.95% are multiracial.