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State Income Data - WV

West Virginia

Income & Poverty
2018
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.

27,844
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 15.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 64.4%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2018 43.3%
% change: 1990-2000 98.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 15.1%
With related children under age 18
19.3%
With related children under age 5
19.7%
Married-couple families 8.3%
With related children under age 18
8.4%
With related children under age 5
8.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 42.9%
With related children under age 18
50.9%
With related children under age 5
60.5%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 14,607
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
14.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
75.5%
Noncitizens 13,237
Below 100% of the poverty level
30.5%
100-199% of the poverty level
17.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
52.1%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Europe N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 1,748,657
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 21.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 61.0%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 -0.6%
% change: 1990-2000 -8.8%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 12.9%
With related children under age 18
21.6%
With related children under age 5
26.8%
Married-couple families 6.8%
With related children under age 18
10.0%
With related children under age 5
8.6%
Families with female householder, no husband present 35.8%
With related children under age 18
48.6%
With related children under age 5
61.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 20,036
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 62.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 1,748,667
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 22.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 59.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 15,034
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 19.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 67.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 1,732,969
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 56.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 1,662,417
Below 100% of the poverty level 286,953
Speaks only English
1,622,009
Below 100% of the poverty level 277,122
Speaks Spanish
17,233
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,109
Speaks other Indo-European languages
12,670
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,076
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
6,797
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,240
Speaks other languages
3,708
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,406
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.3%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.1%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.0%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 24.3%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 33.0%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 37.9%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 10,699
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 3.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 17.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 14.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 15.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 22.2%
Earned $75,000 or more 25.7%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 6,186
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.6%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
3.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
13.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
12.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
15.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
23.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
31.8%
Noncitizens (%) 4,513
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
3.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
23.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
16.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
15.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
20.9%
Earned $75,000 or more
17.4%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $52,382
Female $39,839
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$62,949
Female
$43,346
Noncitizens  
Male
$42,070
Female
$31,859
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 521,114
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 3.9%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 15.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 20.6%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 21.0%
Earned $75,000 or more 17.4%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $47,773
Female $33,786
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $51,616
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $61,670
Noncitizens $39,829
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $44,808
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS. 3) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Home Ownership Rate 56.2%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 74.2%
Noncitizens 31.2%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 73.2%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 27,089
With health insurance 86.2%
With private health insurance
66.0%
With public coverage
33.7%
No health insurance coverage 13.8%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 14,022
With health insurance 96.2%
With private health insurance
73.8%
With public coverage
40.2%
No health insurance coverage 3.8%
Noncitizens (%) 13,067
With health insurance 75.4%
With private health insurance
57.6%
With public coverage
26.6%
No health insurance coverage 24.6%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 1,749,876
With health insurance 93.7%
With private health insurance
62.7%
With public coverage
47.3%
No health insurance coverage 6.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2018 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Private coverage includes employer- or union-provided insurance, insurance purchased directly, and TRICARE (the health program of the U.S. military) or other military health care. Public coverage includes Medicare, Medicaid, or another governmental medical assistance program, and Veterans Administration health care. Individuals can be covered by more than one type of insurance, and they can be covered by both private and public insurers. Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.