Nationwide Claims to Fame

West Virginia is 1st out of 51 other states in Home ownership rate

West Virginia is 3rd out of 51 other states in Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino

West Virginia is 3rd out of 51 other states in Residents 65 or older

West Virginia is 4th out of 51 other states in Race - White

West Virginia is 8th out of 51 other states in Income below poverty line

West Virginia is 28th out of 51 other states in Female residents

West Virginia is 30th out of 51 other states in Population density (people per sqmi)

West Virginia is 37th out of 51 other states in Households

West Virginia is 37th out of 51 other states in Housing units

West Virginia is 38th out of 51 other states in Current population (2012)

West Virginia Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
West Virginia Rank US
Current population (2012) 1,855,413 38th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 24,038.2 41st 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 77.1 30th 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
West Virginia Rank US
Residents younger than 5 5.6% 44th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 20.7% 47th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 16.8% 3rd 13.7%
Education Demographics
West Virginia Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 82.6% 45th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 17.6% 51st 28.2%
Race Demographics
West Virginia Rank US
Race - White 94.0% 4th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 3.5% 38th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 51st 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.7% 50th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 46th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.5% 49th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 1.3% 51st 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 92.9% 3rd 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
West Virginia Rank US
Female residents 50.7% 28th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.3% 51st 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
West Virginia Rank US
Housing units 881,752 37th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 12.0% 51st 25.9%
Households 740,080 37th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 74.3% 1st 66.1%
Home median value $96,500 51st $186,200
People per household 2.4 43rd 2.6
Building permits (last year) 2,718 46th 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
West Virginia Rank US
Income per capita $22,010 49th $27,915
Income per household $39,550 50th $52,762
Income below poverty line 17.5% 8th 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
West Virginia Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 38,150 40th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 568,344 38th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 120,381 41st 27,092,908
Retail sales $20,538,829 39th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $11,340 49th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $2,553,258 41st $613,795,732

Demographics by County - West Virginia

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Demographics by City - West Virginia

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Demographics by School District - West Virginia

Barbour County School District, West Virginia Berkeley County School District, West Virginia Boone County School District, West Virginia Braxton County School District, West Virginia Brooke County School District, West Virginia Cabell County School District, West Virginia Calhoun County School District, West Virginia Clay County School District, West Virginia Doddridge County School District, West Virginia Fayette County School District, West Virginia Gilmer County School District, West Virginia Grant County School District, West Virginia Greenbrier County School District, West Virginia Hampshire County School District, West Virginia Hancock County School District, West Virginia Hardy County School District, West Virginia Harrison County School District, West Virginia Jackson County School District, West Virginia Jefferson County School District, West Virginia Kanawha County School District, West Virginia Lewis County School District, West Virginia Lincoln County School District, West Virginia Logan County School District, West Virginia Marion County School District, West Virginia Marshall County School District, West Virginia Mason County School District, West Virginia McDowell County School District, West Virginia Mercer County School District, West Virginia Mineral County School District, West Virginia Mingo County School District, West Virginia Monongalia School District, West Virginia Monroe County School District, West Virginia Morgan County School District, West Virginia Nicholas County School District, West Virginia Ohio County School District, West Virginia Pendleton County School District, West Virginia Pleasants County School District, West Virginia Pocahontas County School District, West Virginia Preston County School District, West Virginia Putnam County School District, West Virginia Raleigh County School District, West Virginia Randolph County School District, West Virginia Ritchie County School District, West Virginia Roane County School District, West Virginia Summers County School District, West Virginia Taylor County School District, West Virginia Tucker County School District, West Virginia Tyler County School District, West Virginia Upshur County School District, West Virginia Wayne County School District, West Virginia Webster County School District, West Virginia Wetzel County School District, West Virginia Wirt County School District, West Virginia Wood County School District, West Virginia Wyoming County School District, West Virginia

Demographics by Congressional District - West Virginia


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