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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.

Topics:Per Capita IncomeMedian Workers IncomeHousehold IncomeFamily IncomeMedian Income by AgeEmployment StatusCommuting to WorkCareersPoverty Level

Per Capita Income, #48

West Virginia
23,237 USD
U.S.
28,555 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical per capita income data.

Median Individual Worker Income, see rank

West Virginia
27,022 USD
U.S.
30,815 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
U.S.
36,116 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
U.S.
25,692 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical female median individual worker income data.

Household Income

Median Household Income, #49
West Virginia
41,576 USD
U.S.
53,482 USD
Mean Household Income, see rank
West Virginia
55,976 USD
U.S.
74,596 USD
Median Household Income Growth Since 2000, #7
West Virginia
40.01%
U.S.
27.36%
Ranks: $10k or less, $10k-$20k, $20k-$30k, $30k-$40k, $40k-$50k, $50k-$75k, $75k-$100k, $100k-$150k, $150k-$200k, $200k or more


Household Income Other than Earnings
 West VirginiaU.S.
%+Average Amount%+Average Amount
Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income17.03%$11,988, see rank21.11%$16,919
Social Security Income38.80%$17,128, see rank29.33%$17,636
Public Assistance Income2.29%$2,899, see rank2.82%$3,720
Retirement Income23.52%$17,388, see rank17.85%$24,095
+ The percentage of the total households that have the income.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household income data.

Family Income

Median Family Income, see rank
West Virginia
52,875 USD
U.S.
65,443 USD
Mean Family Income, see rank
West Virginia
67,024 USD
U.S.
86,963 USD
Ranks: $10k or less, $10k-$20k, $20k-$30k, $30k-$40k, $40k-$50k, $50k-$75k, $75k-$100k, $100k-$150k, $150k-$200k, $200k or more

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical family income data.

Median Household Income by Races

 West VirginiaU.S.
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

 West VirginiaU.S.
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.

Employment Status

 West Virginia%U.S.
Population 16 Years and Over1,513,749 see rank248,775,628
Male1740,18848.90%, see rank48.69%
Male, In Labor Force:2439,34059.36%, see rank69.28%
Male, In Armed Forces21,0070.14%, see rank0.73%
Male, Civilian2438,33359.22%, see rank68.54%
Male, Civilian, Employed3397,92190.78%, see rank90.49%
Male, Civilian, Unemployed340,4129.22%, see rank9.51%
Male, Not in Labor Force2300,84840.64%, see rank30.72%
Female1773,56151.10%, see rank51.31%
Female, In Labor Force:2382,04949.39%, see rank58.79%
Female, In Armed Forces21200.02%, see rank0.11%
Female, Civilian2381,92949.37%, see rank58.69%
Female, Civilian, Employed3355,30693.03%, see rank91.18%
Female, Civilian, Unemployed326,6236.97%, see rank8.82%
Female, Not in Labor Force2391,51250.61%, see rank41.21%
1 Percentage of the population of 16 years and over.
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

 West Virginia%U.S.
Workers 16 Years and Over736,438100%141,337,148
Car, Truck, or Van—Drove Alone606,21582.32%, see rank76.41%
Car, Truck, or Van—Carpooled75,46310.25%, see rank9.59%
Public Transportation5,5010.75%, see rank5.06%
Walked20,9672.85%, see rank2.78%
Other Means7,4131.01%, see rank1.79%
Worked at Home20,8792.84%, see rank4.37%

Mean Travel Time to Work, see rank
West Virginia
25.3 minutes
U.S.
25.7 minutes
Ranks: 9 min. or less, 10-19 min., 20-29 min., 30-39 min., 40-59 min., 60-89 min., 90min. or more

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical commuting to work data.

Careers


Occupation
 West Virginia%U.S.
Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over753,227-143,435,233
Male1397,92152.83%, see rank52.38%
Management, Professional, and Related Occupations2103,29525.96%, see rank33.12%
Service Occupations258,42314.68%, see rank15.12%
Sales and Office Occupations262,40015.68%, see rank17.47%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations23,0560.77%, see rank1.11%
Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations257,08714.35%, see rank9.29%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations284,11221.14%, see rank17.94%
Female1355,30647.17%, see rank47.62%
Management, Professional, and Related Occupations2133,61337.61%, see rank40.04%
Service Occupations284,30623.73%, see rank21.52%
Sales and Office Occupations2120,97834.05%, see rank31.93%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations23020.08%, see rank0.32%
Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations28720.25%, see rank0.28%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations214,3324.03%, see rank5.65%
1 Percentage of the civilian employed, 16 years and over.
2 Percentage of the civilian employed, 16 years and over for the gender.

Industry
 West Virginia%U.S.
Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over753,227100%143,435,233
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, Mining40,1465.33%, see rank1.96%
Construction47,5166.31%, see rank6.17%
Manufacturing61,6578.19%, see rank10.43%
Wholesale Trade16,2432.16%, see rank2.75%
Retail Trade94,68512.57%, see rank11.57%
Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities40,6745.40%, see rank4.93%
Information13,1261.74%, see rank2.14%
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental, Leasing31,6834.21%, see rank6.60%
Professional, Scientific, Management,
Administrative, Waste Management Services
58,1977.73%, see rank10.89%
Educational Services, Health Care, Social Assistance199,23226.45%, see rank23.21%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation,
Accommodation, Food Services
67,9869.03%, see rank9.49%
Public Administration49,3486.55%, see rank4.92%
Other Services, Except Public Administration32,7344.35%, see rank4.96%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical careers data.

Poverty Level

 West Virginia%U.S.
Population in Poverty326,22518.13%, see rank15.59%
Family in Poverty63,16113.11%, see rank11.47%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical poverty level data.


 
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