In 2020, West Virginia had a population of 1.81M people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $48,037. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of West Virginia declined from 1.82M to 1.81M, a −0.544% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,711 to $48,037, a 2.84% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Virginia are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.49%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.17%), White (Hispanic) (0.972%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.772%).
2.5% of the households in West Virginia reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
99.2% of the residents in West Virginia are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in West Virginia are American Public University System (12,273 degrees awarded in 2020), West Virginia University (6,577 degrees), and Marshall University (3,062 degrees).
In 2020, the median property value in West Virginia was $123,200, and the homeownership rate was 73.7%.
Most people in West Virginia drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in West Virginia was 2 cars per household.
West Virginia borders Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.