West Virginia

Capital: Charleston
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2014
1,848,514
Population 2015 1,841,053
Population 2016 1,831,102
Below Poverty 2014 20.6
Below Poverty 2015 14.5
Below Poverty 2016 18.0
Below Poverty 201  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 49.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 49.4
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 50.0
Unemployed 2014 6.6
Unemployed 2015 6.8
Unemployed 2016 6.0
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 5.1
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 8,553
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.