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:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

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:
1,792,147

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.4%
5 - 17:
15.0%
18 - 24:
8.8%
25 - 34:
11.8%
35 - 54:
25.2%
55 - 64:
14.4%
Over 65 Years:
19.4%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
86.9%
86.9%
College Graduated
20.6%
20.6%
Attending College
4.5%
4.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

West Virginia
$26,480
$26,480
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

West Virginia
$46,711
$46,711
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
17.6%

Employment Industries in WV

Healthcare
18.0%
18.0%
Retail
12.4%
12.4%
Education
9.7%
9.7%
Manufacturing
7.9%
7.9%
Accommodation
7.7%
7.7%
Public Service
6.9%
6.9%
Construction
6.5%
6.5%
Other
4.4%
4.4%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
4.3%
4.3%
Transportation
4.0%
4.0%
Administration
3.5%
3.5%
Mining
3.1%
3.1%
Finance
2.9%
2.9%
Wholesale
2.1%
2.1%
Arts
1.7%
1.7%
Utilities
1.5%
1.5%
Information Technology
1.4%
1.4%
Real Estate
1.2%
1.2%
Agriculture
0.7%
0.7%
Management
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
92.0%
92.0%
Black Or African American
3.6%
3.6%
Other Race / Two or More Races
1.8%
1.8%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
1.6%
1.6%
Asian
0.8%
0.8%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
34.8%
34.8%
German
16.1%
16.1%
Irish
13.3%
13.3%
English
9.8%
9.8%
Italian
4.5%
4.5%
Scottish
2.0%
2.0%
Scots-Irish
1.8%
1.8%
Polish
1.7%
1.7%
Dutch
1.5%
1.5%
French
1.3%
1.3%
European
1.3%
1.3%
Welsh
0.8%
0.8%
British
0.5%
0.5%
Hungarian
0.4%
0.4%
African
0.4%
0.4%
Swedish
0.3%
0.3%
Russian
0.3%
0.3%
Norwegian
0.3%
0.3%
Slovak
0.2%
0.2%
Greek
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
97.4%
97.4%
Spanish
1.1%
1.1%
Indic languages
0.2%
0.2%
German
0.2%
0.2%
Chinese
0.2%
0.2%
French
0.2%
0.2%
Arabic
0.2%
0.2%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.0%
0.0%
African languages
0.0%
0.0%
Italian
0.0%
0.0%
Russian
0.0%
0.0%
Hindi
0.0%
0.0%
Korean
0.0%
0.0%
Urdu
0.0%
0.0%
Japanese
0.0%
0.0%
Slavic languages
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born WV Residents
1.7%