West Virginia Trivia:

Capital : Charleston
State Tree : Sugar Maple
State Flower : Rhododendron
State Insect : European Honey Bee, Monarch Butterfly
State Bird : Cardinal

West Virginia People:

West Virginia has a total population of 1,856,680 (2012 est) and ranks 37th in population of U.S. states. By age, 384,333 (20.7%) West Virginians are under 18 years of age, 1,160,425 (62.5%) are age 19 to 64, and 311,922 (16.8%) are 65 years of age or older. By gender, females make up 50.7%, and males 49.3% of the total population.

West Virginia Population By Age and Gender

AgePopulation Percentage
18 and under20.7  
65 and older16.8  
19 to 6462.5  

3,713 (0.2%) West Virginians are American Indian or Alaska Native, 12,997 (0.7%) are Asian, 64,984 (3.5%) are Black, 0 (0.0%) are Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1,745,279 (94.0%) are White, 27,850 (1.5%) are of mixed race.

West Virginia Population By Race

WhiteWest Virginia White population 1,745,2791,745,279  
BlackWest Virginia Black population 64,98464,984
MixedWest Virginia Mixed population 27,85027,850
AsianWest Virginia Asian population 12,99712,997
American IndianWest Virginia American Indian population 3,7133,713
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderWest Virginia Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 00

64,984 (3.5%) have declared Hispanic or Latino origin.

1.4% of West Virginians were born in a foreign country.

2.4% of West Virginians over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home.

83.4% of West Virginians over the age of 25 are high school graduates or higher, and 17.9% have bachelor's degrees or higher.

West Virginia Land:

West Virginia has a land area of 24,038 square miles and is ranked 41st among U.S. states in total area. West Virginia has a population density of 77 people per square mile.