West Virginia Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2017


West Virginia Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for West Virginia as of July 1, 2017. Our West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank WV cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

West Virginia Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,892,804
Daytime Population: Workers 744,091
Daytime Population: Residents 1,112,582
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,856,673
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 1,842,124
Population in Familes 1,458,963
Population in Group Qrtrs 50,680
Population Density2 79
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $41,736
Average Household Income $57,651
Per Capita Income $24,118


Total Housing Units 907,527 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 544,952 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 233,633 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 128,942 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $113,216
Average Home Value $143,283


Total Households 778,585
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 504,554
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.28%
Households 0.26% 0.25%
Families 0.06% 0.12%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

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