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
935,569
50.7%
50.8
Male
908,559
49.3%
49.2
Total Population
1,844,130
 
 

West Virginia Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
101,954
5.5% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
103,222
5.6% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
107,073
5.8% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
114,825
6.2% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
116,707
6.3% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
217,874
11.8% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
230,444
12.5% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
246,590
13.4% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
132,299
7.2% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
136,779
7.4% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
197,545
10.7% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
97,995
5.3% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
40,821
2.2% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
1,464,680
79.4%
77.1
Female
747,831
51.1%
51.4%
Male
716,850
48.9%
48.6%
21 Years and over
1,390,840
75.4%
72.9
62 Years and over
417,269
22.6%
18.3
65 Years and over
336,361
18.2%
14.9
Female
185,233
55.1%
55.9%
Male
151,128
44.9%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
42

West Virginia Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
1,814,670
98.4% 
96.9
White
1,722,850
93.4% 
73.1
Black or African American
71,194
3.9% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
2,140
0.1% 
0.8
Asian
14,137
0.8% 
5.4
Asian Indian
3,453
0.2% 
1.2
Chinese
3,359
0.2% 
1.3
Filipino
1,525
0.1% 
0.9
Japanese
437
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
1,429
0.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
2,032
0.1% 
0.5
Other Asian
1,902
0.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
479
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
3,870
0.2% 
4.8
Two or More Races
29,461
1.6% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
26,663
1.4% 
17.6
Mexican
7,724
0.4% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
6,253
0.3% 
1.7
Cuban
1,262
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
11,424
0.6% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
1,817,460
98.6% 
82.4

West Virginia Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
58,050
4.5% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
124,065
9.5% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
529,290
40.7% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
244,509
18.8% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
90,019
6.9% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
152,256
11.7% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
102,158
7.9% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
182,115
14.0%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
1,118,232
86.0%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
254,414
19.6%
30.6

West Virginia Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
426,619
27.8%
33.5
Now Married
746,704
48.7%
47.5
Divorced
213,923
14.0%
11.0
Separated
24,516
1.6%
2.1
Widowed
120,117
7.8%
5.8

West Virginia Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
1,697,030
97.4%
78.5%
Languages other than english
45,144
2.6%
21.5%
Spanish
19,397
1.1%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
14,393
0.8%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
9,181
0.5%
3.5%
Other Languages
2,173
0.1%
1.0%

West Virginia Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
71,062
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
48,568
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
101,555
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
86,905
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
114,783
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
126,935
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
79,691
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
69,896
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
18,784
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
16,357
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
42,019
 
55,775
Per capita income
23,539
 
29,979

West Virginia Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
30,840
4.2%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
69,272
9.4%
9.8
Construction
46,635
6.3%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
211,493
28.6%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
29,253
4.0%
6.5
Information
10,825
1.5%
2.1
Manufacturing
54,976
7.4%
10.3
Other services except public administration
30,674
4.2%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
59,098
8.0%
11.3
Public administration
49,681
6.7%
4.6
Retail trade
90,100
12.2%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
39,036
5.3%
5.1
Wholesale trade
16,555
2.2%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
82,029
11.1%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
247,096
33.5%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
90,800
12.3%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
172,459
23.4%
23.6
Service occupations
146,054
19.8%
18.0

West Virginia Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
721,699
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
597,203
82.7%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
62,754
8.7%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
7,677
1.1%
5.2
Walked
19,763
2.7%
2.8
Other means
10,854
1.5%
1.8
Worked at home
23,448
3.2%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
26.0
 
26.0

West Virginia Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
67,257
9.2%
8.9
1 vehicles
261,146
35.6%
33.5
2 vehicles
270,175
36.8%
37.2
3 or more
135,958
18.5%
20.3

West Virginia Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
734,536
82.9%
87.7
Owner Occupied
531,151
72.3%
63.0
Renter Occupied
203,385
27.7%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
151,003
17.1%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

West Virginia Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
885,539
1 room
22,088
2.5%
2.3
2 rooms
12,481
1.4%
2.5
3 rooms
49,563
5.6%
9.0
4 rooms
129,796
14.7%
16.6
5 rooms
199,401
22.5%
20.0
6 rooms
180,052
20.3%
17.9
7 rooms
122,467
13.8%
12.1
8 rooms
78,427
8.9%
8.5
9 rooms or more
91,264
10.3%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

West Virginia Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
885,539
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
623,756
70.4%
61.4
1-unit, attached
21,591
2.4%
5.8
2-units
16,763
1.9%
3.7
3 or 4 units
27,579
3.1%
4.5
5 to 9 units
26,129
3.0%
4.8
10 to 19 units
16,840
1.9%
4.6
20 or more units
22,818
2.6%
8.8
Mobile home
129,218
14.6%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
845
0.1%
0.1

West Virginia Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
144,129
16.3%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
71,894
8.1%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
86,614
9.8%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
88,667
10.0%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
146,135
16.5%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
106,627
12.0%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
121,138
13.7%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

West Virginia Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
305,996
41.7%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
34,766
4.7%
4.7
Electricity
319,204
43.5%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
19,805
2.7%
5.1
Coal or coke
4,173
0.6%
0.1
Wood
44,782
6.1%
2.0
Solar energy
152
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
4,358
0.6%
0.5
No fuel used
1,300
0.2%
1.2

West Virginia Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
246,761
 
47140700.0
$2,500 to $2,999
2,613
1.1%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
3,670
1.5%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
9,721
3.9%
4.1%
Less than $500
16,353
6.6%
11.0%
$1,500 to 1,999
25,400
10.3%
$1,000 to 1,499
75,650
30.7%
$500 to $999
113,354
45.9%
42.7%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
141,282
57.5%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
32,578
13.3%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
19,787
8.1%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
12,839
5.2%
7.3%
35.0% or more
39,231
16.0%
22.3%
Not Computed
1,044
NR
NR

West Virginia Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
172,194 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
21,301
12.4%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
4,132
2.4%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
875
0.5%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
411
0.2%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
7
0.0%
1.5%
$500 to $999
104,777
60.8%
42.7%
Less than $500
40,691
23.6%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
31,191
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
675
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
27,495
16.6%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
19,041
11.5%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
21,800
13.2%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
18,614
11.2%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
16,566
10.0%
9.2%
35.0% or more
62,163
37.5%
41.4%
Not Computed
37,706
NR
NR

West Virginia Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
531,151
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
98,239
18.5%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
139,575
26.3%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
96,804
18.2%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
84,256
15.9%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
70,314
13.2%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
31,221
5.9%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
9,416
1.8%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
1,326
0.2%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
112,100
 
194,500
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