West Virginia



West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States.[7][8][9][10][11] It is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the north (and, slightly, east), and Maryland to the northeast. West Virginia is the 10th smallest by area, is ranked 38th in population, and has the second lowest household income of the 50 United States. The capital and largest city is Charleston.

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)1,831,102
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)1,853,011
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)-1.20
Population, Census, April 1, 20101,852,994
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20105.60
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201020.90
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201016.00
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201050.70
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201093.90
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 20103.40
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20100.20
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20100.70
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 2010
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20101.50
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)1.20
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201093.20
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015150,021
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-20151.50
Housing units, April 1, 2010881,917
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201572.50
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015103,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-2015966
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015293
Median gross rent, 2011-2015643
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-2015740,890
Persons per household, 2011-2015243.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201588.20
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-20152.50
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201585.00
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201519.20
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-201514.40
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent7.20
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201553.90
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201549.20
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)4,036,333
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)12,259,395
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)24,553,072
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)14,295,437
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)22,637,923
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)12,201
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201526
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201541,751
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201523,450
Persons in poverty, percent17.90
All firms, 2012114,435
Men-owned firms, 201263,112
Women-owned firms, 201239,065
Minority-owned firms, 20125,777
Nonminority-owned firms, 20125,777
Veteran-owned firms, 201212,912
Nonveteran-owned firms, 201294,960
Population per square mile, 201077
Land area in square miles, 201024,038