West Virginia

Population 1,855,413

Homefacts State Report

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 5,493 criminal and sex offenders in West Virginia (approximately 29.61 offenders per 10,000 people). The unemployment rate in West Virginia is 4.3% .

Crime view a full crime report for West Virginia

Search for crime activity and registered Sex Offenders in West Virginia by county or city by selecting one of the links. View a full report by visiting the West Virginia crime and registered Sex Offenders report pages.

5,493 Registered Sex Offenders found in West Virginia

A search for our database shows there are 5,493 registered Sex Offenders in West Virginia. West Virginia has a ratio of 29.61 offenders per 10,000 residents.

Our database indicates that there are 0 incarcerated Sex Offenders in West Virginia. As well as 167 offenders whose location is unknown in West Virginia due to the offenders being transient or their address being unmappable.

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West Virginia Registered Sex Offender Distribution

Registered Offenders per 10,000 population
  • > 30 per 10,000
  • 25 - 30 per 10,000
  • 20 -25 per 10,000
  • 10 - 20 per 10,000
  • < 10 per 10,000

Crime Index in West Virginia

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.

Property Reports search West Virginia property reports

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Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

2,257 Building Permits

West Virginia building permits average per year since 2001 is 3,078. In 2005, there was a high number of building permits with 4,903 and a low number of building permits in 2011 of 1,311. 71.38% of the building permits are for Single Family housing units in 2012.

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Environmental Hazards

31,158 Environmental Hazards

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Unemployment view full West Virginia unemployment report

Since 2005 the unemployment rate in West Virginia has ranged from 3.4% in November 2021 to 15.6% in April 2020. The current unemployment rate for West Virginia is 4.3% for August 2022. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

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State Representatives

  • Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
  • Sen. Joe Manchin III