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West Virginia

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Table

West Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
1,770,071
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
1,770,071
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
1,774,035
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
1,793,713
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
1,793,713
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
-1.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,793,716
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,852,994
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.2%
Female persons, percent
50.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
91.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 114,894
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 1.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 861,633
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 74.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $145,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,180
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $371
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $831
Building permits, 2022 3,406
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 716,040
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 88.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 2.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 82.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 88.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 22.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 13.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 53.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 49.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,069,148
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 15,236,903
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,068,787
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 23,057,778
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $12,678
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 26.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $55,217
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $31,462
Persons in poverty, percent
17.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 35,316
Total employment, 2021 519,122
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 24,261,040
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -4.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 91,015
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 24,430
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 14,791
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,728
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,116
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 20,383
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,872
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 19,020
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 74.6
Population per square mile, 2010 77.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 24,041.15
Land area in square miles, 2010 24,038.21
FIPS Code 54
Value Notes

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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