List of West Virginia Counties by Population
County
Population
Wyoming
25,708
Wood 87,986
Wirt 5,873
Wetzel 17,693
Webster 9,719
Wayne 42,903
Upshur 23,404
Tyler 9,592
Tucker 7,321
Taylor 16,089
Summers 12,999
Roane 15,446
Ritchie 10,343
Randolph 28,262
Raleigh 79,220
Putnam 51,589
Preston 29,334
Pocahontas 9,131
Pleasants 7,514
Pendleton 8,196
Ohio 47,427
Nicholas 26,562
Morgan 14,943
Monroe 14,583
Monongalia 81,866
Mingo 28,253
Mineral 27,078
Mercer 62,980
Mason 25,957
Marshall 35,519
Marion 56,598
McDowell 27,329
Logan 37,710
Lincoln 22,108
Lewis 16,919
Kanawha 200,073
Jefferson 42,190
Jackson 28,000
Harrison 68,652
Hardy 12,669
Hancock 32,667
Hampshire 20,203
Greenbrier 34,453
Grant 11,299
Gilmer 7,160
Fayette 47,579
Doddridge 7,403
Clay 10,330
Calhoun 7,582
Cabell 96,784
Brooke 25,447
Braxton 14,702
Boone 25,535
Berkeley 75,905
Barbour 15,557
People QuickFacts West Virginia USA
Population, 2006 estimate 1,818,470 299,398,484
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 0.6% 6.4%
Population, 2000 1,808,344 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 5.8% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 21.4% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 15.3% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 51.0% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 (a) 94.9% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 (a) 3.3% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 (a) 0.2% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 (a) 0.6% 4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2006 (a) Z 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 0.9% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 (b) 0.9% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 94.1% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 63.3% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 1.1% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 2.7% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 75.2% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 14.8% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 410,781 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 26.2 25.5
Housing units, 2006 877,784 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 75.2% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 12.0% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $72,800 $119,600
Households, 2000 736,481 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.40 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $33,993 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $16,477 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 16.2% 12.7%
Business QuickFacts West Virginia USA
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 40,7351 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 565,4991 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 1.3%1 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 89,872 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 113,087 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.3% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.4% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.1% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 0.0% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.6% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 27.7% 28.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 18,911,332 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 10,924,279 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 16,747,900 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $9,277 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 1,974,851 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 5,645 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 15,183,4961 2,143,781,7272
Geography QuickFacts West Virginia USA
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 24,077.73 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 75.1 79.6
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