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People QuickFacts West Virginia USA
?  Population, 2000 1,808,344281,421,906
?  Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 0.8%13.1%
?  Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 5.6%6.8%
?  Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 22.3%25.7%
?  Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 15.3%12.4%
?  White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 95.0%75.1%
?  Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a) 3.2%12.3%
?  American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.2%0.9%
?  Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.5%3.6%
?  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) Z0.1%
?  Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a) 0.2%5.5%
?  Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 0.9%2.4%
?  Female population, percent, 2000 51.4%50.9%
?  Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 0.7%12.5%
?  White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 2000 94.6%69.1%
?  High school graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 773,239119,524,718
?  College graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 144,51832,310,253
?  Housing units, 2000 844,623115,904,641
?  Homeownership rate, 2000 75.2%66.2%
?  Households, 2000 736,481105,480,101
?  Persons per household, 2000 2.402.59
?  Households with persons under 18 years, percent, 2000 31.8%36.0%
?  Median household money income, 1997 model-based estimate $27,432$37,005
?  Persons below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 16.8%13.3%
?  Children below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 24.7%19.9%

Business QuickFacts West Virginia USA
?  Private nonfarm establishments with paid employees, 1998 41,7036,941,822
?  Private nonfarm employment, 1998 547,234108,117,731
?  Private nonfarm employment, percent change 1990-1998 13.4%15.7%
?  Nonemployer establishments, 1997 79,60815,439,609
?  Manufacturers shipments, 1997 ($1000) 18,293,3093,842,061,405
?  Retail sales, 1997 ($1000) 14,057,9332,460,886,012
?  Retail sales per capita, 1997 $7,743$9,190
?  Minority-owned firms, 1992 2,0701,965,565
?  Women-owned firms, 1992 30,6445,888,883
?  Housing units authorized by building permits, 1999 4,2331,663,533
?  Federal funds and grants, 1999 ($1000) 11,028,1151,516,775,001
?  Local government employment - full-time equivalent, 1997 59,92610,227,429

Geography QuickFacts West Virginia USA
?  Land area, 2000 (square miles) 24,0783,537,441
?  Persons per square mile, 2000 75.179.6

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

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Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown