West Virginia Population, Area, and Density
The population of West Virginia is 1,850,326 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. West Virginia is ranked number 39 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 67.9% below the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in West Virginia is 24,230.2 square miles. There state is 99.2% land and 0.8% water. The population density in West Virginia is 77.0 people per square mile (35th out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 1,850,326 people ÷ 24,038.3 sq mi
Population Density = 77.0 people per sq mile
|Population||1,850,326 (39th out of 56)||1,852,994 (38th out of 56)||1,808,344 (38th out of 56)|
|Difference||67.9% below avg||66.8% below avg||64.5% below avg|
|Total Area||24,230.2 mi2||62,756 km2||15,507,321 acres||(41st out of 56)|
|Land Area||24,038.3 mi2||62,259 km2||15,384,510 acres||(99.2%)|
|Water Area||191.9 mi2||497 km2||122,811 acres||(0.8%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||77.0 (35th out of 56)||77.1 (35th out of 56)||75.2 (35th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||82.3% below avg||81.4% below avg||81.1% below avg|