West Virginia is an eastern U.S. state in the tree-covered Appalachian Mountains. The town of Harpers Ferry, where the Shenandoah River meets the Potomac River, is the site of a famous Civil War–era raid. Surrounded by a national historical park, the town looks as it did in the 19th century, with many of the buildings open to the public as living-history museums.
The state of West Virginia has a population of 1,814,480, and is formerly abbreviated as WV. West Virginia has 759,823 households in the state, with an average of 2.33 people living in each of them. Of the 1,814,480 people living in West Virginia, 48.99% are male, 51.01% are female, 59.16% are married and 40.84% are single. 64.99% of existing homes are owned by inhabitants, with a median home cost of $88,700 in the state.
Air quality in West Virginia is rated at 67.1/100, and water quality at 54/100. There are 202.8 physicians in West Virginia per 100,000 of the population. Unemployment rates average 7.70% in the state and the sales tax rate is 6.00%.
Average income per household in West Virginia is $38,200. 18.93% of households have income levels less than $15,000 per year. 17.71% of households have income levels between $50,000 and $75,000 annually, and 0.23% earn more than $500,000 per year.