West Virginia Census Data


West Virginia Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for West Virginia as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016)


Total Population 1,914,436
Population in Households 1,862,282
Population in Familes 1,475,944
Population in Group Qrtrs 52,154
Population Density1 80
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 787,745
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 511,092
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 915,872 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 551,273 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 236,472 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 128,127 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $109,218
Average Home Value $141,593


Median Household Income $40,693
Average Household Income $55,306
Per Capita Income $23,168
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.46%
Households 0.49% 0.46%
Families 0.28% 0.32%
Median Household Income   0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.