West Virginia is home to more than 1 million residents, making it the 38th most populous of the 50 United States. West Virginia ranks 42nd in total area (24,230.00 square miles) and 42nd in population density (76.57 people per square mile). The median age of its residents is 42.3 years, with 79.4% of the population 18 year and over.
According to Homefacts' records there are currently 5,343 criminal and sex offenders in West Virginia (approximately 28.80 offenders per 10,000 people). The unemployment rate in West Virginia is 4.2% .