West Virginia

Capital: Charleston
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
1,856,313
Population 2013 1,853,595
Population 2014 1,850,326
Below Poverty 2011 17.5
Below Poverty 2012 16.7
Below Poverty 2013 17.3
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 50.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 49.9
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 49.2
Unemployed 2011 9.6
Unemployed 2012 7.4
Unemployed 2013 6.7
Unemployed 2014 6.5
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 22,588
STATE FACTS
West Virginia is the only state in the Union to have acquired its sovereignty by proclamation of the President of the United States.
West Virginia's nickname is the Mountain State, and its motto is "Mountaineers are always free."
West Virginia has a mean altitude of 1,500 feet, giving it the highest average altitude east of the Mississippi.