West Virginia Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2019

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West Virginia Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for West Virginia as of July 1, 2019. 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

These new demographic attributes are availiable for Neighborhoods, Cities, Counties, and ZIP Codes.

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  5. See the West Virginia COVID-19 Data and US COVID-19 Data for more information on the spread of the novel coronavirus.

POPULATION

Total Population 1,895,632
Population in Households 1,845,966
Population in Families 1,459,872
Population in Group Qrtrs 49,666
Population Density 79
Diversity Index1 17
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,672
Average Household Income $61,380
Per Capita Income $25,240
Wealth Index3 64

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 912,453 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 551,196 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 226,365 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 134,892 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $123,086
Housing Affordability Index2 182
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 777,561
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 503,357
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.25% 0.08%
Households 0.19% 0.02%
Families 0.02% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.24%


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