What is the current population of Lester?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Lester is 333. Lester, West Virginia is the 14,776th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Lester?

The peak population of Lester was in 1990, when its population was 406. In 1990, Lester was the 13,978th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 14,776th largest city in the US. Lester is currently 18.0% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Lester growing?

Lester has grown 3.7% since the 2000. Lester, West Virginia is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 71% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

What is the voting age population of Lester, West Virginia?

The total voting age population of Lester, West Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 313. The voting age population is 52.1% male and 47.9% female.

What percentage of Lester, West Virginia residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 17.4% of the residents of Lester are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Lester, West Virginia?

The racial demographics of Lester are 87.0% White, 9.5% Black and 3.5% Two or more races. Additionally, 0.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Lester, West Virginia residents are below the poverty line?

In Lester, 46.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 61.7%. On a per-household basis, 36.3% of families are below the poverty line in Lester.

What percentage of Lester, West Virginia residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 49.7% of Lester residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Lester, West Virginia residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 80.8% of Lester residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 13.6% have a bachelor's degree and 3.4% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Lester, West Virginia residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Lester residents aged 5 and older, 0.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.

What is the unemployment rate in Lester, West Virginia?

The unemployment rate in Lester is 7.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Lester, West Virginia residents work for the government?

In Lester, 24.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Lester, West Virginia?

The median household income in Lester is $31,172.

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Lester, West Virginia?

In Lester, 79.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Lester, West Virginia?

Renters occupy 20.1% of housing units in Lester.

What percentage of Lester, West Virginia housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Lester, 22.2% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Lester, West Virginia housing units were built after 2000?

In Lester, 18.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.

What is the median monthly rent in Lester, West Virginia?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Lester is $861.

What percentage of households in Lester, West Virginia have broadband internet?

In Lester, 78.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Lester Population By Year

Population Graph For Lester
Year Population Rank in US
2021 333 14,776
2020 335 14,750
2019 314 15,179
2018 321 15,095
2017 323 15,082
2016 322 15,110
2015 328 15,043
2014 333 14,996
2013 339 14,923
2012 344 14,883
2011 347 14,850
2010 348 14,846
2000 321 15,222
1990 406 13,978

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
14766 Burlington, Wyoming 334 34.1%
14767 Lisle, New York 334 10.5%
14768 Morven, North Carolina 334 -41.3%
14769 Quitaque, Texas 334 -21.9%
14770 Stantonville, Tennessee 334 6.7%
14771 Askov, Minnesota 333 -10.0%
14772 Bicknell, Utah 333 -6.1%
14773 Dutton, Alabama 333 7.4%
14774 Katie, Oklahoma 333 2.4%
14775 Leakey, Texas 333 -13.9%
14776 Lester, West Virginia 333 3.7%
14777 New Canton, Illinois 333 -19.9%
14778 Newburg, Missouri 333 -31.0%
14779 Reklaw, Texas 333 1.8%
14780 Bellflower, Missouri 332 -22.2%
14781 Deer Creek, Minnesota 332 1.2%
14782 Fabius, New York 332 -6.4%
14783 Gilbertsville, New York 332 -10.9%
14784 Holloway, Ohio 332 -2.6%
14785 Hunter, North Dakota 332 3.7%
14786 Martinton, Illinois 332 -11.7%

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
12030 War 662 -18.1%
12034 West Union 661 -17.9%
12049 Triadelphia 659 -19.1%
12132 Danville 645 13.1%
12183 Pineville 638 -10.8%
12283 Beverly 623 -3.8%
12338 Thomas 614 1.8%
12520 Davis 588 -5.3%
12550 Ridgeley 584 -22.7%
12673 Reedsville 562 8.7%
12690 Mill Creek 560 -15.2%
12844 Gauley Bridge 542 -26.4%
12859 Beech Bottom 540 -12.3%
12913 Masontown 533 -17.3%
13105 West Hamlin 509 -26.6%
13108 Anmoore 508 -25.7%
13149 Hartford City 504 -4.1%
13328 Franklin 482 -45.3%
13358 Cowen 479 -6.2%
13383 Grantsville 476 -15.6%
13430 Pratt 471 -15.7%
13491 Clearview 463 -21.2%
13499 Rowlesburg 463 -24.3%
13575 Peterstown 454 -8.8%
13642 West Milford 447 -31.2%
13842 Capon Bridge 425 97.6%
13849 Union 425 -22.3%
13972 Delbarton 413 -18.2%
13978 Paw Paw 413 -21.1%
14037 Jane Lew 406 0.4%
14068 Farmington 403 4.4%
14082 Matewan 402 -18.7%
14172 Burnsville 393 -18.2%
14198 West Logan 391 -6.0%
14225 Bancroft 388 5.4%
14236 Clay 387 -34.5%
14265 Junior 384 -14.4%
14394 Fairview 373 -15.8%
14536 Lost Creek 357 -23.7%
14565 Windsor Heights 355 -17.2%
14577 Pine Grove 353 -37.9%
14596 Whitesville 351 -32.3%
14776 Lester 333 3.7%
14875 Gilbert 324 -21.7%
14954 Meadow Bridge 317 -0.9%
15034 Mitchell Heights 310 3.6%
15063 Tunnelton 308 -8.3%
15066 Flemington 307 6.9%
15069 Kermit 307 20.8%
15167 Hedgesville 298 29.5%
15446 Bramwell 274 -35.6%
15455 Newburg 274 -23.6%
15461 Iaeger 273 -23.0%
15509 Valley Grove 270 -37.0%
15518 Harpers Ferry 269 -12.3%
15551 Wardensville 267 8.5%
15629 Albright 261 6.0%
15636 Flatwoods 261 -25.2%
15801 Hundred 248 -27.6%
15904 Durbin 240 -8.3%
15933 Northfork 238 -53.7%
15992 Ellenboro 233 -37.3%
16030 Hillsboro 231 -4.9%
16077 Henderson 228 -29.8%
16140 Davy 223 -43.4%
16172 Hendricks 221 -30.5%
16193 Handley 220 -39.0%
16219 Bradshaw 218 -24.0%
16242 Quinwood 217 -50.0%
16313 Hambleton 212 -14.1%
16344 Elk Garden 210 -3.6%
16521 Bayard 199 -33.2%
16679 Womelsdorf (Coalton) 189 -23.4%
16713 Keystone 186 -58.5%
16783 Worthington 182 7.6%
16804 Sand Fork 181 2.8%
16823 Anawalt 179 -33.7%
16937 Cairo 172 -34.6%
16948 Matoaka 172 -45.5%
16997 Falling Spring 168 -19.2%

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