West Virginia Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2018


West Virginia Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for West Virginia as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018)


Total Population 1,895,717
Population in Households 1,845,803
Population in Familes 1,457,449
Population in Group Qrtrs 49,914
Population Density2 79
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $43,555
Average Household Income $60,032
Per Capita Income $25,014


Total Housing Units 908,430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 550,256 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 227,128 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 131,046 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $119,244
Average Home Value $151,380


Total Households 777,384
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 504,290
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.28% 0.15%
Households 0.21% 0.09%
Families 0.05% -0.01%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.95%