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US Census shares data for West Virginia

State’s population was 1,793,716 in 2020, a 3.2% decrease from 2010

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In recognition of WV Day, the US Census Bureau has shared the following information and searchable links for West Virginia

In its ‘America Counts’ data, the Census has a state-by-state look at the demographic changes the new 2020 Census results reveal.

West Virginia’s population was 1,793,716 in 2020, a 3.2% decrease from 2010.

West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area and was the 35th state to join the Union. Learn more about the geography and history of West Virginia.

Did you know: 

  • The top employed industry is educational services, health care, and social assistance.
  • 17,031 companies had less than five employees.
  • The average commute is 25.7 minutes, compared to the United States average of 25.6 minutes.

Learn more about the state’s business and economy on data.census.gov

The results of the 2020 Census show that:

  • 360,784 or 20.1% of people in West Virginia were under age 18. That’s a decrease of 6.9% from 2010 to 2020.
  • 34,827 or 1.9% of people in West Virginia reported Hispanic or Latino origin. That’s an increase of 56.4% from 2010 to 2020.

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