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West Virginia
Demographic Data






West Virginia POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

West Virginia Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of West Virginia is:
1,793,716

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.3%
5 - 17:
14.9%
18 - 24:
8.8%
25 - 34:
11.9%
35 - 54:
24.9%
55 - 64:
14.3%
Over 65 Years:
19.9%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
College Graduated
Attending College
87.6%
87.6%
21.3%
21.3%
4.3%
4.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

West Virginia
USA
$27,346
$27,346
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

West Virginia
USA
$48,037
$48,037
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
17.1%

Employment Industries in WV

Healthcare
Retail
Education
Manufacturing
Accommodation
Public Service
Construction
Other
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Transportation
Administration
Finance
Mining
Wholesale
Utilities
Arts
Information Technology
Real Estate
Agriculture
Management
17.9%
17.9%
12.4%
12.4%
10.0%
10.0%
8.0%
8.0%
7.4%
7.4%
6.9%
6.9%
6.5%
6.5%
4.3%
4.3%
4.3%
4.3%
4.2%
4.2%
3.4%
3.4%
3.0%
3.0%
2.9%
2.9%
2.0%
2.0%
1.7%
1.7%
1.6%
1.6%
1.5%
1.5%
1.2%
1.2%
0.7%
0.7%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
Black Or African American
Other Race / Two or More Races
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
Asian
American Indian And Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
91.5%
91.5%
3.5%
3.5%
2.4%
2.4%
1.6%
1.6%
0.8%
0.8%
0.2%
0.2%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
German
Irish
English
Italian
Scottish
Scots-Irish
Polish
European
Dutch
French
Welsh
British
Hungarian
Russian
Swedish
African
Norwegian
Greek
Slovak
36.0%
36.0%
15.6%
15.6%
12.9%
12.9%
11.1%
11.1%
4.3%
4.3%
2.0%
2.0%
1.8%
1.8%
1.6%
1.6%
1.5%
1.5%
1.4%
1.4%
1.3%
1.3%
0.9%
0.9%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
Indic languages
German
Arabic
Chinese
French
Tagalog
Other Asian languages
Native American languages
Persian
Vietnamese
African languages
Italian
Korean
Russian
Hindi
Urdu
Slavic languages
Japanese
97.5%
97.5%
1.0%
1.0%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born WV Residents
1.6%