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Social Characteristics of West Virginia

West Virginia Selected Social Characteristics 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

  • American Community Survey types of households (All)
    742,359
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households)
    481,812
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households)
    64.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    178,647
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    24.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    365,213
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    49.2%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    119,414
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    16.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    32,580
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    4.4%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    15,824
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    84,019
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    11.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    43,409
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    5.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households)
    260,547
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households)
    35.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    222,088
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    29.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    90,730
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    12.2%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    205,637
  • Percentage of types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    27.7%
  • American Community Survey types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    222,836
  • Percentage of types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    30.0%
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average sized households)
    2.43
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average family size households)
    3
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (All)
    1,804,374
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    742,359
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    41.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    364,899
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    20.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    492,111
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    27.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    106,995
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    5.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    98,010
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    5.4%
  • American Community Survey persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    43,050
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    2.4%
  • American Community Survey number of males 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    752,192
  • American Community Survey number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    232,436
  • Percentage number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    30.9%
  • American Community Survey number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    390,413
  • Percentage number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    51.9%
  • American Community Survey number of separated males 15 years and older
    11,150
  • Percentage number of separated males 15 years and older
    1.5%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed males 15 years and older
    25,365
  • Percentage number of widowed males 15 years and older
    3.4%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced males 15 years and older
    92,828
  • Percentage number of divorced males 15 years and older
    12.3%
  • American Community Survey number of females 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    784,441
  • American Community Survey number of females never married 15 years and older
    183,015
  • Percentage number of females never married 15 years and older
    23.3%
  • American Community Survey number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    384,366
  • Percentage number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    49.0%
  • American Community Survey number of separated females 15 years and older
    14,198
  • Percentage of separated females 15 years and older
    1.8%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed females 15 years and older
    96,049
  • Percentage of widowed females 15 years and older
    12.2%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced females 15 years and older
    106,813
  • Percentage of divorced females 15 years and older
    13.6%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year
    19,042
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    7,317
  • Percentage of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    38.4%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    33
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    46
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 15 to 19 years old)
    23
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 20 to 34 years old)
    90
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 35 to 50 years old)
    14
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age
    39,883
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    20,986
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    52.6%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    4,717
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    11.8%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    4,525
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    11.3%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    3,698
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    9.3%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    8,046
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    20.2%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    20,986
  • American Community Survey number of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    12,362
  • Percentage of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    58.9%
  • American Community Survey number of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    15,553
  • Percentage of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    74.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons enrolled in school 3 years of age and over
    416,089
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    22,109
  • Percentage of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    5.3%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    20,935
  • Percentage of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    5.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    172,271
  • Percentage of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    41.4%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    85,998
  • Percentage of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    20.7%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    114,776
  • Percentage of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    27.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with education
    1,298,614
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    71,979
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    5.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    130,192
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    10.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    531,305
  • Percentage number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    40.9%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    238,733
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    18.4%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    82,939
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    6.4%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    150,406
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    11.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    93,060
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    7.2%
  • Percentage of people with high school graduate or higher
    84.4%
  • Percentage of people with a bachelor's degree or higher
    18.7%
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older)
    1,469,027
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    155,150
  • Percentage of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    10.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (By status)
    1,824,283
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    352,300
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    19.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age)
    382,462
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    21,120
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    5.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years)
    1,138,985
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    197,747
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    17.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over)
    302,836
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    133,433
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    44.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago)
    1,835,601
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    1,621,302
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    88.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    210,664
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    11.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    118,531
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    6.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    92,133
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    5.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    45,338
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    2.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    46,795
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    2.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    3,635
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by place of birth)
    1,853,881
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons
    1,826,341
  • Percentage of Native persons
    98.5%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States)
    1,817,700
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States)
    98.0%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons - (Born in United States - State of residence)
    1,301,693
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence)
    70.2%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    516,007
  • Percentage of Native persons (State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    27.8%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    8,641
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born
    27,540
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born
    1.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (by U.S. Citizenship status)
    27,540
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    12,969
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    47.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    14,571
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    52.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons born abroad the U.S. (by year of entry)
    36,181
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (by year of entry)
    8,641
  • Percent; YEAR OF ENTRY - Native
    8641%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    421
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    4.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    8,220
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    95.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (by year of entry)
    27,540
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    3,821
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    13.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    23,719
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    86.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) by world region
    27,540
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    5,072
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    18.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    12,005
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    43.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    1,828
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    6.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    171
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    0.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    7,111
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    25.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    1,353
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    4.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older (by language spoken at home)
    1,750,837
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    1,709,300
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    97.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    41,537
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    2.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    14,052
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    17,931
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    6,677
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    12,433
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    2,735
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    7,984
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    3,599
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    3,189
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    1,041
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by ancestry)
    1,853,881
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of American ancestry
    241,543
  • Percentage of all persons of American ancestry
    13.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Arab ancestry
    6,441
  • Percentage of all persons of Arab ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Czech ancestry
    3,685
  • Percentage of all persons of Czech ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Danish ancestry
    1,243
  • Percentage of all persons of Danish ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    36,759
  • Percentage of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    2.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of English ancestry
    211,073
  • Percentage of all persons of English ancestry
    11.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    29,048
  • Percentage of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    1.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    2,916
  • Percentage of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of German ancestry
    330,549
  • Percentage of all persons of German ancestry
    17.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Greek ancestry
    5,201
  • Percentage of all persons of Greek ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    9,008
  • Percentage of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Irish ancestry
    270,114
  • Percentage of all persons of Irish ancestry
    14.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Italian ancestry
    84,893
  • Percentage of all persons of Italian ancestry
    4.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    1,718
  • Percentage of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    4,242
  • Percentage of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Polish ancestry
    36,394
  • Percentage of all persons of Polish ancestry
    2.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    1,244
  • Percentage of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Russian ancestry
    6,654
  • Percentage of all persons of Russian ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    38,130
  • Percentage of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    39,211
  • Percentage of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    4,090
  • Percentage of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    4,559
  • Percentage of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    7,238
  • Percentage of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    3,952
  • Percentage of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    2,013
  • Percentage of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    13,771
  • Percentage of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    1,862
  • Percentage of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    0.1%


Explanation of Symbols
(N) is displayed in columns when the area surveyed can not be shown due to the number of cases sampled being too few.
(-) is displayed in columns when the median is at the lowest interval of an open ended distribution.

Note: The numbers and percentages provided are estimates only and contain a margin of error. All estimates are collected from the census bureau, the margin of error can be viewed by referring to American Community Survey's tables and charts.