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Capital City:
Charleston
State FLower:
Rhododendron
State Bird:
Cardinal
State #35 Admitted to Union:
June 20, 1863

People Facts West Virginia USA
Population, 2010 1,852,994 308,745,538
Population, 2000 1,808,344 281,421,906
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 20.7% 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 16.2% 13.3%
Female persons, percent, 2011 50.7% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2011 94.1% 78.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 3.5% 13.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 93.0% 63.4%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 81.9% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 17.3% 27.9%
Housing units, 2011 881,752 132,312,404
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 74.6% 66.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $94,500 $188,400
Households, 2006-2010 740,874 114,235,996
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $21,232 $27,334
Median household income 2006-2010 $38,380 $51,914
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 17.4% 13.8%
Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 38,676 7,396,628
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 560,450 111,970,095
Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2000-2010 0.4 -1.8
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 90,126 22,110,628
Total number of firms, 2007 120,381 27,092,908
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 28.1% 28.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 25,080,573 5,338,306,501
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 11,036,467 4,174,286,516
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 20,538,829 3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $11,340 $12,990
Geography Facts
Land area in square miles, 2010 24,038.21 3,531,905.43
Persons per square mile, 2010 77.1 87.4