West Virginia Income and Careers
As of 2010-2014, the per capita income of West Virginia is $23,237, which is lower than the national average of $28,555. West Virginia median household income is $41,576, which has grown by 40.01% since 2000. The median household income growth rate is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. On average West Virginia residents spend 25.3 minutes per day commuting to work, which is about the same as the national average of 25.7 minutes.
Per Capita Income, #48
|West Virginia||23,237 USD|
*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical per capita income data.
Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
|West Virginia||27,022 USD|
*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median individual worker income data.
Male Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
|West Virginia||34,030 USD|
*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical male median individual worker income data.
Female Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
|West Virginia||21,583 USD|
*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical female median individual worker income data.
Household IncomeMedian Household Income, #49
|West Virginia||41,576 USD|
|West Virginia||55,976 USD|
Household Income Other than Earnings
|%+||Average Amount||%+||Average Amount|
|Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income||17.03%||$11,988, see rank||21.11%||$16,919|
|Social Security Income||38.80%||$17,128, see rank||29.33%||$17,636|
|Public Assistance Income||2.29%||$2,899, see rank||2.82%||$3,720|
|Retirement Income||23.52%||$17,388, see rank||17.85%||$24,095|
*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household income data.
Family IncomeMedian Family Income, see rank
|West Virginia||52,875 USD|
|West Virginia||67,024 USD|
*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical family income data.
Median Household Income by Races
|White||$42,140, see rank||$56,900|
|Black||$28,993, see rank||$35,600|
|Hispanic||$40,751, see rank||$42,396|
|Asian||$51,842, see rank||$73,244|
|American Indian, Alaska Native||$23,117, see rank||$37,170|
|Hawaiian Native||$35,592, see rank||$53,370|
|One Race, Other||$35,855, see rank||$40,300|
|Two or More Races||$32,023, see rank||$47,621|
*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median household income by races data.
Median Household Income by Age
|less than 25||$20,057, see rank||$25,788|
|25 to 44||$48,823, see rank||$58,398|
|45 to 64||$49,530, see rank||$65,027|
|65 or over||$30,724, see rank||$37,945|
*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median household income by age data.
|Population 16 Years and Over||1,513,749||see rank||248,775,628|
|Male1||740,188||48.90%, see rank||48.69%|
|Male, In Labor Force:2||439,340||59.36%, see rank||69.28%|
|Male, In Armed Forces2||1,007||0.14%, see rank||0.73%|
|Male, Civilian2||438,333||59.22%, see rank||68.54%|
|Male, Civilian, Employed3||397,921||90.78%, see rank||90.49%|
|Male, Civilian, Unemployed3||40,412||9.22%, see rank||9.51%|
|Male, Not in Labor Force2||300,848||40.64%, see rank||30.72%|
|Female1||773,561||51.10%, see rank||51.31%|
|Female, In Labor Force:2||382,049||49.39%, see rank||58.79%|
|Female, In Armed Forces2||120||0.02%, see rank||0.11%|
|Female, Civilian2||381,929||49.37%, see rank||58.69%|
|Female, Civilian, Employed3||355,306||93.03%, see rank||91.18%|
|Female, Civilian, Unemployed3||26,623||6.97%, see rank||8.82%|
|Female, Not in Labor Force2||391,512||50.61%, see rank||41.21%|
2 Percentage of the population of 16 years and over for the gender.
3 Percentage of the Civilian for the gender.
*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical employment status data.
Commuting to Work
|Workers 16 Years and Over||736,438||100%||141,337,148|
|Car, Truck, or Van—Drove Alone||606,215||82.32%, see rank||76.41%|
|Car, Truck, or Van—Carpooled||75,463||10.25%, see rank||9.59%|
|Public Transportation||5,501||0.75%, see rank||5.06%|
|Walked||20,967||2.85%, see rank||2.78%|
|Other Means||7,413||1.01%, see rank||1.79%|
|Worked at Home||20,879||2.84%, see rank||4.37%|
Mean Travel Time to Work, see rank
|West Virginia||25.3 minutes|
*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical commuting to work data.
|Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over||753,227||-||143,435,233|
|Male1||397,921||52.83%, see rank||52.38%|
|Management, Professional, and Related Occupations2||103,295||25.96%, see rank||33.12%|
|Service Occupations2||58,423||14.68%, see rank||15.12%|
|Sales and Office Occupations2||62,400||15.68%, see rank||17.47%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations2||3,056||0.77%, see rank||1.11%|
|Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2||57,087||14.35%, see rank||9.29%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations2||84,112||21.14%, see rank||17.94%|
|Female1||355,306||47.17%, see rank||47.62%|
|Management, Professional, and Related Occupations2||133,613||37.61%, see rank||40.04%|
|Service Occupations2||84,306||23.73%, see rank||21.52%|
|Sales and Office Occupations2||120,978||34.05%, see rank||31.93%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations2||302||0.08%, see rank||0.32%|
|Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2||872||0.25%, see rank||0.28%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations2||14,332||4.03%, see rank||5.65%|
2 Percentage of the civilian employed, 16 years and over for the gender.
|Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over||753,227||100%||143,435,233|
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, Mining||40,146||5.33%, see rank||1.96%|
|Construction||47,516||6.31%, see rank||6.17%|
|Manufacturing||61,657||8.19%, see rank||10.43%|
|Wholesale Trade||16,243||2.16%, see rank||2.75%|
|Retail Trade||94,685||12.57%, see rank||11.57%|
|Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities||40,674||5.40%, see rank||4.93%|
|Information||13,126||1.74%, see rank||2.14%|
|Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental, Leasing||31,683||4.21%, see rank||6.60%|
|Professional, Scientific, Management,|
Administrative, Waste Management Services
|58,197||7.73%, see rank||10.89%|
|Educational Services, Health Care, Social Assistance||199,232||26.45%, see rank||23.21%|
|Arts, Entertainment, Recreation,|
Accommodation, Food Services
|67,986||9.03%, see rank||9.49%|
|Public Administration||49,348||6.55%, see rank||4.92%|
|Other Services, Except Public Administration||32,734||4.35%, see rank||4.96%|
*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical careers data.
|Population in Poverty||326,225||18.13%, see rank||15.59%|
|Family in Poverty||63,161||13.11%, see rank||11.47%|
*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical poverty level data.