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West Virginia: State Summary

SNAPS data is derived from the 2000 U.S. Census and several 2003 CDC databases. For more information, see the Credits page.

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Population:

  • Total Population: 1,808,344
  • Males: 879,250
  • Females: 929,094

Top 3 Languages spoken at home: (> 5000)

  1. English only (1,661,030)
  2. Spanish (17,635)
  3. French (5,660)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. United Methodist Church, The (150,985)
  2. American Baptist Churches in the USA (108,087)
  3. Catholic Church (105,363)
  4. Southern Baptist Convention (43,606)
  5. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (28,467)

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 821,460
  • Sensory: 97,362
  • Physical: 227,391
  • Mental: 130,085
  • Self-care: 69,119
  • Go outside home: 144,345
  • Employment: 153,380

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 16,151

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 736,481
  • Utility gas: 351,912
  • Bottled or LP gas: 41,507
  • Electricity: 236,818
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 49,689
  • Coal or Coke: 8,312
  • Wood: 43,634
  • Solar Energy: 125
  • Other fuel: 3,402
  • No fuel used: 1,082

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 1,441,505
  • No vehicle: 152,347
  • 1 or more vehicle: 1,289,158

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 10,947
  • No High School: 112,675
  • Some High School: 182,192
  • High School: 486,334
  • Some College: 205,025
  • Associate's Degree: 53,448
  • College Degree: 109,651
  • Master's Degree: 49,336
  • Professional Degree: 16,866
  • Doctoral Degree: 7,107

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 736,481
  • Owners with phone: 537,792
  • Owners without phone: 15,834
  • Renters with phone: 163,903
  • Renters without phone: 18,952
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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