West Virginia State Guides

West Virginia Information, Demograpgics, Realestate, Finance, Education, Media, Town and City

State Guides

flightsAirports and Airlines: Airports in the state of West Virginia.
blue pagesBlue Pages: State facts, information and gov links.
chambers of commerceChambers of Commerce: Chambers of Commerce throughout the state.
collegeColleges and Trade Schools: College and University information and Campus locations.
worldCounties in West Virginia: List of Counties in the State.
educationEducation: Education related sites for students, parents, educators and administrators.
golfGolf Courses: Golf Courses in the state, Golf Associations and Golfing Sites.
governmentGovernment Links: Local and State Government Sites.
hospitalsHospitals & Medical Facilities: Directory of Hospitals and Medical facilities in the state.
legalLegal Resources: Attorneys, Bar Associations, Courts, Documents and Records.
newspaperMedia: Television, Radio Stations, and Newspapers in West Virginia.
newspaperNewspapers: Newspapers Publications throughout the state.
radioRadio Stations: AM and FM Radio Stations in the state of West Virginia.
shopShopping Malls: Find local of shopping malls and shopping centers.
small businessSmall Business Resources: Resources for small businesses. Start, ManAge, or Promote a business.
worldState Facts: State specific information, facts, figures, slogans and symbols.
televisionTelevision: Local television stations, cable TV, Satellite TV and broadcasting sites.
worldTowns and Cities: Official Town and City Websites in the state of West Virginia.
worldTravel and Tourism: Visitor and Travel information, secure online reservations.
yellow pagesYellow Pages: Business Directory.
Zoos: Directory of Zoos, Aquariums, Animal Sanctuaries, Safaris, and Preserves.

Interactive West Virginia Counties Map

Population Over Time

According to census 2019 five year estimate, the West Virginia population is 1,817,305 and in 2018 population is 1,829,054, with a change of -0.65%. From Year 2010 to 2019 the population changed to -1.29%.

Population 20191,817,305
Population 20181,829,054
Population 20171,836,843
Population 20161,846,092
Population 20151,851,420
Population 20141,853,881
Population 20131,853,619
Population 20121,850,481
Population 20111,846,372
Population 20101,840,802

Age Distribution/Median Age

The Median Age (half are younger, and half older, than this Age) of West Virginia is 42.5.

Age Under 5 years98,134
Age 5 to 9 years101,769
Age 10 to 14 years105,404
Age 15 to 19 years109,038
Age 20 to 24 years116,308
Age 25 to 34 years214,442
Age 35 to 44 years219,894
Age 45 to 54 years238,067
Age 55 to 59 years129,029
Age 60 to 64 years134,481
Age 65 to 74 years208,990
Age 75 to 84 years103,586
Age 85 years and over39,981

19.38% percent of people in West Virginia are aged 65 years and over. 20.33% percent of people are aged under 18 years in West Virginia.

Median Age Over Time

The Median age compared to 2018 changed 0.1 years while compared to 2010 changed 1.4 years (Negative indicates median age is decreasing and Positive means median age increasing).

Median Age 201942.5
Median Age 201842.4
Median Age 201742.2
Median Age 201641.9
Median Age 201541.8
Median Age 201441.6
Median Age 201341.5
Median Age 201241.3
Median Age 201141.1
Median Age 201041.1


In West Virginia, 92.0% people are white alone and 1.6% people are with two and more races.

White alone1,671,921
Black or African American alone65,423
Two or more races29,077
Asian alone14,538
American Indian and Alaska Native alone3,635
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone0

Hispanic or Latino

1.6% people are Hispanic or Latino and 0.6% people are Mexican.

Other Hispanic or Latino9,087
Puerto Rican7,269

Marital Status

Approximately 27.5% of people over the age of 15 have never married.
Approximately 49.9% of the population is currently in a marriage.
Never married includes those who've never entered a marriage and those whose first marriage was annulled. Married includes common law marriages and live-in couples and excludes separated marriages.

Now married (except separated)49.9
Never married27.5

West Virginia Home Price Index

West Virginia Home Median value is $119600.
The Home value change from 2019 to 2018 is 3.85% and from 2010 to 2019 is 20.99%.

Real Estate 2019 Median Value$119,600
Real Estate 2018 Median Value$115,000
Real Estate 2017 Median Value$111,600
Real Estate 2016 Median Value$107,400
Real Estate 2015 Median Value$103,800
Real Estate 2014 Median Value$100,200
Real Estate 2013 Median Value$98,500
Real Estate 2012 Median Value$97,300
Real Estate 2011 Median Value$96,500
Real Estate 2010 Median Value$94,500

Monthly Rent Prices

The Average Gross Monthly Rent price for house in West Virginia is $725.
From 2010 to 2019 24.28% changed in Market rent in West Virginia.

Median Gross Rent 2019$725
Median Gross Rent 2018$711
Median Gross Rent 2017$681
Median Gross Rent 2016$658
Median Gross Rent 2015$643
Median Gross Rent 2014$630
Median Gross Rent 2013$611
Median Gross Rent 2012$594
Median Gross Rent 2011$574
Median Gross Rent 2010$549

Fuel Type

Utility gas296,652
Bottled, tank, or LP gas36,550
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.20,674
Other fuel4,206
Coal or coke4,040
No fuel used1,668
Solar energy154

Annual Household Income

Approximately 27.3% of West Virginia population lives in a low-income household, or a household with an annual income of less than $25,000.
Lower Middle Class: The Second common household income level is lower middle class with approximately 54.6% of West Virginia residents living in a household earning an annual income between $25,000 and $100,000.
Upper Middle Class: 18% West Virginia residents living in a household earning an annual income more then $100K.

Estimate; Less than $10,0008.7
Estimate; $10,000 to $14,9996.0
Estimate; $15,000 to $24,99912.6
Estimate; $25,000 to $34,99911.2
Estimate; $35,000 to $49,99914.3
Estimate; $50,000 to $74,99917.7
Estimate; $75,000 to $99,99911.4
Estimate; $100,000 to $149,99911.4
Estimate; $150,000 to $199,9993.6
Estimate; $200,000 or more3.0

Median Income Over Time

The Median income from 2019 to 2010 changed to 17.84%

Median Income 2019 (Dollars)$46711
Median Income 2018 (Dollars)$44921
Median Income 2017 (Dollars)$44061
Median Income 2016 (Dollars)$42644
Median Income 2015 (Dollars)$41751
Median Income 2014 (Dollars)$41576
Median Income 2013 (Dollars)$41043
Median Income 2012 (Dollars)$40400
Median Income 2011 (Dollars)$39550
Median Income 2010 (Dollars)$38380

Employment Statistics

West Virginia unemployment rate is 7.2 %.
Employed and unemployed numbers only account for people within the labor force. To be in the labor force one has to be at least 16 Years of Age and not institutionalized. The U.S. Armed forces include people on active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Labor Force Participation Rate 201753.6
Employment/Population Ratio 201749.7
Unemployment Rate 20177.2
Labor Force Participation Rate 201653.8
Employment/Population Ratio 201649.7
Unemployment Rate 20167.5
Labor Force Participation Rate 201553.9
Employment/Population Ratio 201549.7
Unemployment Rate 20157.8
Labor Force Participation Rate 201454.3
Employment/Population Ratio 201449.8
Unemployment Rate 20148.2

Occupation Distribution

Educational services, and health care and social assistance205,020
Retail trade92,218
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services69,794
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services58,315
Public administration50,793
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities40,938
Other services, except public administration32,663
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing30,404
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining28,305
Wholesale trade15,663

Highest Degree Attained

Approximately 19.9% of the West Virginia population attained Percent bachelor's degree or higher, and 85.9% people attained Percent high school graduate or higher. 89.7% of West Virginia children enrolled in in public school and 10.3 % children enrolled in Private schools.

Enrolment Distributions

The Total Population 3 Years and over enrolled in school is 373,698.

Elementary school (grades 1-8)157,701
College or graduate school93,051
High school (grades 9-12)84,082
Nursery school, preschool19,806