Wood County, WV Demographics

The total population of Wood County is estimated to be 84,272 with 41,185 males (48.87%) and 43,087 females (51.13%). There are 1,902 more females than males in Wood County.
The median household income in Wood County was $54,295 in 2021, which marked an a decrease of 901(1.63%) from $55,196 in 2020. This income is 72.78% 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, Wood County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $68,268. Overall, the median household income for the county of Wood County stands at $58,787.
In Wood County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $40,837 for males and $25,551 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $59,270 for males and $45,473 for females.
In Wood County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 4 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $76,896, while American Indian and Alaska Native households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $30,495.
In 2022, the population of Wood County was 83,340, a 0.54% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Wood County's population was 83,791, a decline of 0.42% compared to a population of 84,142 in 2020.
The median age in Wood County, WV is 43.7, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 17.48% were under the age of 15, 16.84% aged 15 to 29, 45.38% aged 30 to 64, 18.02% aged 65 to 84, and 2.28% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Wood County population: 95.67% are White, 1.17% are Black or African American, 0.23% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.41% are Asian, 0.12% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 0.11% are some other race and 2.28% are multiracial.