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West Virginia

2022 population: 1,775,156   ( 77,838 from 2010)
Land area: 24041.0 square miles
Population density: 73.8 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:1,618,266 91.16% 6.3%
Black:63,9333.60% 2.9%
Indian:3,9010.22% 11.7%
Asian:16,2900.92% 28.6%
2+ races:35,9762.03% 44.0%
Hispanic:36,7902.07% 65.2%
Total non-White:156,8908.84% 23.8%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:39,084 10.9
Deaths:62,98617.6
Net Migration: 2,4600.7
Net Immigration: 2,5360.7
Change in White population:-107,990 -5.8
Change in Non-White pop.:30,152 1.6




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
1,852,994
1,726,25693.16%
62,1223.35%
3,4930.19%
12,6720.68%
24,9911.35%
22,2681.20%
126,7386.84%

2000
1,808,344
1,709,96694.56%
56,8253.14%
3,4560.19%
9,6910.54%
14,9830.83%
12,2790.68%
98,3785.44%

1990
1,793,477
1,719,79295.89%
55,0533.07%
3,0220.17%
7,7180.43%
n/a
7,8920.44%
73,6854.11%

1980
1,949,644
1,863,26195.57%
64,5283.31%
1,9140.10%
5,9020.30%
n/a
13,1180.67%
86,3834.43%

1970
1,744,237
1,660,88495.22%
73,6664.22%
8060.05%
1,7300.10%
n/a
6,2610.36%
83,353 4.78%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
192,926 10.7
193,30810.7
16,0180.9
5,6350.3
16,290 0.9
28,360 1.6
1990's
NumberRate
214,090 11.9
203,97211.4
2,1390.1
4,0990.2
-9,826 -0.5
24,693 1.4
1980's
NumberRate
246,843 12.7
194,233 10.0
-199,630 -10.2
n/a
-143,469 -7.4
-12,698 -0.7
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
85,648 4.9
n/a
202,377 11.6
3,030 0.2

Age, Family & Household Data for West Virginia

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
42.6
359,784 20.3%
1,415,372 79.7%
366,444 20.6%
716,040
2.43
449,704 62.8%
338,650 75.3%
37,291 8.3%
266,336 37.2%

2010
NumberPercent
41.4
387,418 20.9%
1,465,576 79.1%
297,404 16.0%
763,831
2.36
502,332 65.8%
380,426 75.7%
43,237 8.6%
261,499 34.2%

2000
NumberPercent
38.7
401,775 22.2%
1,406,569 77.8%
276,826 15.3%
737,360
2.39
507,255 68.8%
402,781 79.4%
40,627 8.0%
230,105 31.2%

1990
NumberPercent
35.4
444,206 24.8%
1,349,271 75.2%
268,804 15.0%
688,727
2.55
503,028 73.0%
412,671 82.0%
36,673 7.3%
185,699 27.0%

1980
NumberPercent
30.6
559,933 28.7%
1,389,711 71.3%
237,794 12.2%
686,210
2.79
531,248 77.4%
453,078 85.3%
30,158 5.7%
154,962 22.6%

2022 Housing Data for West Virginia

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units859,142 
Median Value$145,800 
Occupied716,04083.3%
Vacant143,10216.7%
Owned531,02774.2%
Rented185,01325.8%
Median Rent$831 
Single-Family Units630,58073.4%
    Detached609,50470.9%
    Attached21,0762.5%
Buldings with 5+ Units65,9577.7%
Mobile Homes119,17313.9%

2022 Income & Employment Data for West Virginia

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00046,2036.5%
$10,000 to $14,99943,3646.1%
$15,000 to $19,99936,7245.1%
$20,000 to $24,99939,2235.5%
$25,000 to $29,99935,4835.0%
$30,000 to $34,99935,1514.9%
$35,000 to $39,99931,2544.4%
$40,000 to $44,99931,6614.4%
$45,000 to $49,99929,5034.1%
$50,000 to $59,99956,7717.9%
$60,000 to $74,99968,4929.6%
$75,000 to $99,99987,06012.2%
$100,000 to $124,99960,9938.5%
$125,000 to $149,99940,2935.6%
$150,000 to $199,99939,1925.5%
$200,000 or more34,6734.8%
Median Household Income55,217 
Per Capita Income31,462 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.86 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI50,7077.1%
Public Assistance22,4283.1%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps124,61017.4%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed674,14761.9%
Unemployed45,3474.2%
In Armed Forces2,3610.2%
Total Labor Force721,85566.3%
Not in Labor Force367,47033.7%
Real Unemployment Rate 37.9%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector272,258207,98056.7%
Non-Profit21,88839,26735.8%
Self-Employed29,03719,93359.3%
Local Government22,28432,93540.4%
State Government26,58932,78144.8%
Federal Government16,07214,02753.4%
Total Private + Self301,295227,91356.9%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.86,833119,01042.2%
Total388,128346,92352.8%
Pct. Govt.19.7%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts89,90012.2%
Sales and Office Occupations153,34320.8%
Professional, Technical172,61223.4%
Service Occupations134,27418.2%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing2,6340.4%
All others186,08325.3%
White Collar 56.5%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance130,24617.7%
Retail trade91,89612.5%
Educational services75,44610.2%
Manufacturing59,8318.1%
Accommodation and food services52,1067.1%
Public administration50,2036.8%
Construction47,9656.5%
Professional, scientific, technical35,1854.8%
Transportation and warehousing32,7854.5%
Other services31,8574.3%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.25,2073.4%
Finance and insurance22,3673.0%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction19,0182.6%
Wholesale trade13,6301.9%
Utilities12,3201.7%
Arts, entertainment, recreation11,8271.6%
Information10,9641.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing7,8871.1%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting5,0360.7%
Management4360.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for West Virginia

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican11,7600.66%
Puerto Rican5,8990.33%
Cuban1,2000.07%
Dominican9240.05%
Total Central American4,5090.25%
Costa Rican3120.02%
Guatemalan1,2700.07%
Honduran7450.04%
Nicaraguan1380.01%
Panamanian3440.02%
Salvadoran1,7000.09%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American2,3200.13%
Argentinean2960.02%
Bolivian710.00%
Chilean1920.01%
Colombian4850.03%
Ecuadorian2940.02%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian5530.03%
Uruguayan610.00%
Venezuelan3450.02%
Other South American230.00%
Other Hispanic6,2980.35%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian3,0830.17%
Chinese2,6220.15%
Filipino2,5830.14%
Vietnamese1,4500.08%
Korean9610.05%
Japanese6840.04%
Thai2400.01%
Burmese2310.01%
Bangladeshi1010.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English1,659,87397.5%
Spanish17,8311.0%
Other Indo-European6,0240.4%
Arabic3,2260.2%
German, other Germanic2,8270.2%
Other Asian2,3750.1%
Chinese2,2890.1%
French, Haitian, Cajun2,0920.1%
Other1,8300.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German265,90114.8%
English245,67413.7%
Irish221,23012.3%
American174,4939.7%
Italian77,3064.3%
Scottish35,1122.0%
Scotch-Irish30,3381.7%
Polish28,4321.6%
European26,5341.5%
French22,1131.2%
Dutch19,3731.1%
Welsh14,2150.8%
British7,9670.4%
Hungarian7,6540.4%
Swedish5,9380.3%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen1,780,02599.3%
Not a citizen12,9420.7%
Native1,764,02798.4%
Foreign-born28,9401.6%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for West Virginia

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
46,114 3.6%100,887 7.9%502,333 39.5%333,416 26.2%171,758 13.5%117,021 9.2%
  Average years of education: 13.1
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 46,114 3.6%
9-12 Years 100,887 7.9%
H.S. Grad or GED 502,333 39.5%
Some College 333,416 26.2%
Bach. Degree 171,758 13.5%
Grad Degree 117,021 9.2%
Average years of education: 13.1

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for West Virginia

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 769,476 703,124 66,352 8.6%
1991 780,578 697,665 82,913 10.6%
1992 787,499 699,047 88,452 11.2%
1993 784,103 703,600 80,503 10.3%
1994 787,418 717,796 69,622 8.8%
1995 786,501 723,843 62,658 8.0%
1996 790,972 730,390 60,582 7.7%
1997 790,868 735,591 55,277 7.0%
1998 795,033 741,970 53,063 6.7%
1999 799,251 747,576 51,675 6.5%
2000 799,088 754,460 44,628 5.6%
2001 796,592 753,654 42,938 5.4%
2002 798,714 747,044 51,670 6.5%
2003 791,846 739,898 51,948 6.6%
2004 789,535 743,993 45,542 5.8%
2005 794,564 751,206 43,358 5.5%
2006 804,914 763,328 41,586 5.2%
2007 804,315 765,519 38,796 4.8%
2008 806,258 768,296 37,962 4.7%
2009 811,273 743,873 67,400 8.3%
2010 810,107 739,895 70,212 8.7%
2011 806,575 743,349 63,226 7.8%
2012 808,029 749,592 58,437 7.2%
2013 799,484 745,852 53,632 6.7%
2014 795,730 743,952 51,778 6.5%
2015 791,534 739,456 52,078 6.6%
2016 785,110 737,207 47,903 6.1%
2017 783,783 742,747 41,036 5.2%
2018 793,455 752,248 41,207 5.2%
2019 798,291 758,988 39,303 4.9%
2020 792,160 726,026 66,134 8.3%
2021 778,756 739,007 39,749 5.1%
2022 785,121 754,455 30,666 3.9%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com


Migration Data for West Virginia

Inflows From (2011-2021)
From StateNumber of People
Virginia 53,475
Ohio 49,362
Maryland 39,139
Pennsylvania 31,134
Florida 23,012
North Carolina 19,678
Kentucky 14,191
Texas 11,153
South Carolina 8,956
Tennessee 7,497
Georgia 7,409
New York 7,016
California 6,624
Michigan 4,311
New Jersey 4,063
Outflows To (2011-2021)
To StateNumber of People
Ohio 57,595
Virginia 50,677
Florida 32,257
Pennsylvania 31,639
Maryland 30,410
North Carolina 27,681
Kentucky 16,670
South Carolina 14,976
Texas 13,950
Tennessee 10,581
Georgia 8,805
California 6,793
New York 6,068
Indiana 4,674
Michigan 4,611
Source for migration data: Internal Revenue Service -- https://www.irs.gov/statistics/soi-tax-stats-migration-data
This data only includes persons who filed or are included as dependents on IRS tax returns.