West Virginia Demographic Data

West Virginia Demographic Summary

  • Population: 1,855,413
  • Area: 24,230.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 24,038.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 192.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 76.57 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 1,942.91 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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West Virginia Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
930,189
50.8%
50.8
Male
900,913
49.2%
49.2
Total Population
1,831,100
 
 

West Virginia Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
101,668
5.6% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
102,830
5.6% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
106,744
5.8% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
112,942
6.2% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
115,161
6.3% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
216,104
11.8% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
222,599
12.2% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
243,424
13.3% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
135,761
7.4% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
130,094
7.1% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
204,039
11.1% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
97,793
5.3% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
41,943
2.3% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
1,454,220
79.4%
77.2
Female
744,302
51.2%
51.3%
Male
709,917
48.8%
48.7%
21 Years and over
1,382,580
75.5%
73.1
62 Years and over
420,536
23.0%
18.8
65 Years and over
343,775
18.8%
15.2
Female
188,961
55.0%
55.8%
Male
154,814
45.0%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
42
0.0%
0.0

West Virginia Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
1,799,800
98.3% 
96.8
White
1,704,200
93.1% 
72.6
Black or African American
69,721
3.8% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
3,851
0.2% 
0.8
Asian
14,133
0.8% 
5.4
Asian Indian
3,444
0.2% 
1.2
Chinese
3,714
0.2% 
1.3
Filipino
2,981
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
744
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
1,193
0.1% 
0.4
Vietnamese
348
0.0% 
0.6
Other Asian
1,709
0.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
404
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
 
0.0
Samoan
 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
 
0.1
Some Other Race
7,494
0.4% 
5.1
Two or More Races
31,304
1.7% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
26,783
1.5% 
17.8
Mexican
12,196
0.7% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
6,062
0.3% 
1.7
Cuban
1,256
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
7,269
0.4% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
1,804,320
98.5% 
82.2

West Virginia Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
57,435
4.4% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
123,866
9.6% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
512,228
39.7% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
233,677
18.1% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
95,794
7.4% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
162,243
12.6% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
106,514
8.2% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
181,301
14.0%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
1,110,456
86.0%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
268,757
20.8%
31.2

West Virginia Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
426,757
28.1%
33.7
Now Married
740,184
48.7%
47.5
Divorced
211,104
13.9%
11.0
Separated
24,895
1.6%
2.0
Widowed
116,920
7.7%
5.8

West Virginia Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
1,686,030
97.5%
78.4%
Languages other than english
43,400
2.5%
21.6%
Spanish
18,186
1.1%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
11,705
0.7%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
8,718
0.5%
3.5%
Other Languages
4,791
0.3%
1.1%

West Virginia Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
70,246
9.7%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
47,390
6.6%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
93,138
12.9%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
85,543
11.8%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
103,527
14.3%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
127,331
17.6%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
80,031
11.1%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
75,219
10.4%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
21,472
3.0%
5.8
$200,000 or more
18,228
2.5%
6.4
Median household income
43,385
 
57,617
Per capita income
24,769
 
31,128

West Virginia Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
27,616
3.7%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
67,957
9.2%
9.8
Construction
47,402
6.4%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
207,863
28.1%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
34,267
4.6%
6.6
Information
11,565
1.6%
2.1
Manufacturing
62,012
8.4%
10.1
Other services except public administration
35,657
4.8%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
55,642
7.5%
11.4
Public administration
54,297
7.3%
4.6
Retail trade
84,161
11.4%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
37,751
5.1%
5.2
Wholesale trade
14,323
1.9%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
77,209
10.4%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
250,429
33.8%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
94,081
12.7%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
171,471
23.2%
23.3
Service occupations
147,323
19.9%
18.1

West Virginia Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
725,750
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
591,965
81.6%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
67,100
9.2%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
7,880
1.1%
5.1
Walked
23,035
3.2%
2.7
Other means
6,859
0.9%
1.8
Worked at home
28,911
4.0%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
25.4
 
26.6

West Virginia Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
64,835
9.0%
8.7
1 vehicles
249,738
34.6%
33.2
2 vehicles
262,059
36.3%
37.1
3 or more
145,493
20.1%
21.0

West Virginia Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
722,125
81.4%
87.6
Owner Occupied
523,078
72.4%
63.1
Renter Occupied
199,047
27.6%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
164,585
18.6%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
8
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.5
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.4
0.0%
2.5

West Virginia Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
886,710
1 room
20,432
2.3%
2.4
2 rooms
13,141
1.5%
2.7
3 rooms
48,943
5.5%
9.1
4 rooms
134,418
15.2%
16.5
5 rooms
193,025
21.8%
19.8
6 rooms
181,679
20.5%
17.8
7 rooms
124,089
14.0%
12.0
8 rooms
80,178
9.0%
8.6
9 rooms or more
90,805
10.2%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

West Virginia Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
886,710
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
622,524
70.2%
61.5
1-unit, attached
20,336
2.3%
5.9
2-units
17,682
2.0%
3.6
3 or 4 units
23,209
2.6%
4.4
5 to 9 units
26,139
2.9%
4.8
10 to 19 units
16,570
1.9%
4.4
20 or more units
23,790
2.7%
9.0
Mobile home
136,141
15.4%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
319
0.0%
0.1

West Virginia Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
144,058
16.2%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
65,700
7.4%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
93,908
10.6%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
80,640
9.1%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
141,192
15.9%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
110,827
12.5%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
110,239
12.4%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

West Virginia Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
297,134
41.1%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
33,741
4.7%
4.7
Electricity
318,972
44.2%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
19,781
2.7%
4.8
Coal or coke
4,120
0.6%
0.1
Wood
42,897
5.9%
1.9
Solar energy
202
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
3,804
0.5%
0.5
No fuel used
1,474
0.2%
1.1

West Virginia Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
250,630
 
47295100.0
$2,500 to $2,999
4,138
1.7%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
4,656
1.9%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
10,171
4.1%
4.4%
Less than $500
15,062
6.0%
10.7%
$1,500 to $1,999
28,198
11.3%
11.9%
$1,000 to $1,499
77,519
30.9%
28.3%
$500 to $999
110,886
44.2%
41.0%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
141,162
56.6%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
34,514
13.8%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
21,981
8.8%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
13,672
5.5%
7.0%
35.0% or more
38,144
15.3%
21.3%
Not Computed
1,157
0.0%
0.0%

West Virginia Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
169,814 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
21,579
12.7%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
4,189
2.5%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
761
0.4%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
84
0.0%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
488
0.3%
1.8%
$500 to $999
100,198
59.0%
41.0%
Less than $500
42,515
25.0%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
29,233
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
682
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
26,694
16.2%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
22,248
13.5%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
19,168
11.7%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
16,695
10.2%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
14,304
8.7%
9.0%
35.0% or more
65,339
39.7%
40.7%
Not Computed
34,599
0.0%
0.0%

West Virginia Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
523,078
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
88,357
16.9%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
134,557
25.7%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
95,121
18.2%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
87,680
16.8%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
70,844
13.5%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
34,795
6.7%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
8,948
1.7%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
2,776
0.5%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
117,900
 
205,000
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