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West Virginia; Puerto Rico

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

West Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,805,832
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,805,832
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 1,853,001
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -2.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,852,994
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.9%
Female persons, percent
50.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
93.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
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Two or More Races, percent
1.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 138,508
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 1.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 893,778
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 72.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $111,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $997
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $309
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $681
Building permits, 2018 2,887
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 737,671
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.42
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 88.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 2.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 79.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 70.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 85.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 19.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 14.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 53.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 49.0%
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
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 25.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $44,061
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $24,774
Persons in poverty, percent
17.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 36,6071
Total employment, 2016 558,9051
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 21,637,9811
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -1.2%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 88,343
All firms, 2012 114,435
Men-owned firms, 2012 63,112
Women-owned firms, 2012 39,065
Minority-owned firms, 2012 5,777
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 104,785
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 12,912
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 94,960
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 77.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 24,038.21
FIPS Code 54
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West Virginia
1,805,832
Puerto Rico
3,195,153
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Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

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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