West Virginia West Virginia State Facts

There are fewer men than woman in West Virginia. The overall gender ratio is 98 men to 100 women.

The West Virginia flag was adopted on November 6, 1929. The flag has been ranked the 36th best U.S. flag by a leading Vexillology Organization.

The West Virginia quarter was the 35th quarter released overall. The quarter was released on October 14, 2005.

Recent estimates put West Virginia's population at around 1,850,000 people (39th out of 56).The population density is 77.0 people per square mile (35th out of 56).

Someone from West Virginia is known as a West Virginian. View our List of Adjectival and Demonyms for all the States.

West Virginia was the 35th state when it joined the United States on June 20, 1863. Prior to 1863, West Virginia was known as "Part of Virginia, seceded with approval of the pro-Union Virginia government, but not the Virginia government in rebellion."

Essential West Virginia Facts

  • WV
    Postal Code
    The West Virginia postal code is WV. This abbreviation has been used since the USPS first established official codes in October 1963.
  • Gender Ratio
    Gender Ratio: 98 Men to 100 Women
    Male Population: 913,915 men
    Female Population: 936,411 women
  • State Flag
    The 6 main colors in the West Virginia flag are #FFFFFF, #003776, #06884F, #FF3516, #FFB30F, and #000000
  • State Quarter
    The West Virginia Quarter was released in October 10, 2005.
    Total Mintage: 0.72 billion.
    Engraver: John Mercanti
  • Population and Area
    Population: 1,850,326 people
    Land Area: 24,038 square miles
    Population Density: 1,850,326 people per square mile

Areas Codes in West Virginia (3)

  • 304
  • 540
  • 740

West Virginia Counties (55)

County Top Cities
Barbour County Belington, Galloway, Junior, Moatsville, Philippi, and Volga
Berkeley County Bunker Hill, Falling Waters, Gerrardstown, Glengary, Hedgesville, and Inwood
Boone County Ashford, Bim, Bloomingrose, Bob White, Comfort, and Costa
Braxton County Burnsville, Copen, Exchange, Flatwoods, Frametown, and Gassaway
Brooke County Beech Bottom, Bethany, Colliers, Follansbee, Short Creek, and Wellsburg
Cabell County Barboursville, Culloden, Huntington, Lesage, Milton, and Ona
Calhoun County Arnoldsburg, Big Bend, Chloe, Grantsville, Millstone, and Mount Zion
Clay County Bickmore, Bomont, Clay, Dille, Duck, and Glen
Doddridge County Center Point, New Milton, Smithburg, and West Union
Fayette County Alloy, Ansted, Boomer, Cannelton, Charlton Heights, and Danese
Gilmer County Big Springs, Cedarville, Coxs Mills, Glenville, Linn, and Normantown
Grant County Bayard, Cabins, Gormania, Lahmansville, Maysville, and Mount Storm
Greenbrier County Asbury, Caldwell, Charmco, Crawley, Fairlea, and Frankford
Hampshire County Augusta, Bloomery, Capon Bridge, Capon Springs, Delray, and Green Spring
Hancock County Chester, New Cumberland, New Manchester, Newell, and Weirton
Hardy County Baker, Fisher, Lost City, Mathias, Milam, and Moorefield
Harrison County Anmoore, Bridgeport, Clarksburg, Enterprise, Gypsy, and Haywood
Jackson County Advent, Cottageville, Evans, Gay, Given, and Kenna
Jefferson County Bakerton, Charles Town, Halltown, Harpers Ferry, Kearneysville, and Millville
Kanawha County Belle, Blount, Blue Creek, Cabin Creek, Cedar Grove, and Charleston
Lewis County Alum Bridge, Camden, Crawford, Horner, Jane Lew, and Orlando
Lincoln County Alkol, Alum Creek, Branchland, Griffithsville, Hamlin, and Harts
Logan County Accoville, Amherstdale, Big Creek, Blair, Bruno, and Chapmanville
Marion County Barrackville, Baxter, Carolina, Colfax, Fairmont, and Farmington
Marshall County Benwood, Cameron, Dallas, Glen Dale, Glen Easton, and Mcmechen
Mason County Apple Grove, Ashton, Gallipolis Ferry, Glenwood, Hartford, and Henderson
McDowell County Anawalt, Avondale, Bartley, Berwind, Big Sandy, and Bradshaw
Mercer County Athens, Beeson, Bluefield, Bramwell, Camp Creek, and Flat Top
Mineral County Burlington, Elk Garden, Fort Ashby, Keyser, New Creek, and Piedmont
Mingo County Baisden, Borderland, Breeden, Chattaroy, Delbarton, and Dingess
Monongalia County Blacksville, Cassville, Dellslow, Fairview, Granville, and Maidsville
Monroe County Alderson, Ballard, Gap Mills, Greenville, Lindside, and Peterstown
Morgan County Berkeley Springs and Great Cacapon
Nicholas County Belva, Birch River, Calvin, Canvas, Craigsville, and Dixie
Ohio County Triadelphia, Valley Grove, West Liberty, and Wheeling
Pendleton County Brandywine, Circleville, Franklin, Onego, Riverton, and Seneca Rocks
Pleasants County Belmont and Saint Marys
Pocahontas County Arbovale, Bartow, Buckeye, Cass, Dunmore, and Durbin
Preston County Albright, Arthurdale, Aurora, Bretz, Bruceton Mills, and Eglon
Putnam County Bancroft, Buffalo, Eleanor, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, and Hurricane
Raleigh County Arnett, Artie, Beaver, Beckley, Bolt, and Bradley
Randolph County Beverly, Bowden, Coalton, Dailey, Dryfork, and Elkins
Ritchie County Auburn, Berea, Brohard, Cairo, Ellenboro, and Harrisville
Roane County Amma, Gandeeville, Left Hand, Looneyville, Newton, and Reedy
Summers County Forest Hill, Green Sulphur Springs, Hinton, Jumping Branch, Meadow Creek, and Nimitz
Taylor County Flemington, Grafton, Rosemont, Simpson, and Thornton
Tucker County Davis, Hambleton, Hendricks, Montrose, Parsons, and Red Creek
Tyler County Alma, Friendly, Middlebourne, Shirley, and Sistersville
Upshur County Adrian, Buckhannon, Cleveland, French Creek, Frenchton, and Kanawha Head
Wayne County Ceredo, Crum, Dunlow, East Lynn, Fort Gay, and Genoa
Webster County Bergoo, Camden On Gauley, Cowen, Diana, Erbacon, and Hacker Valley
Wetzel County Big Run, Burton, Folsom, Hundred, Jacksonburg, and Littleton
Wirt County Creston, Elizabeth, Munday, and Palestine
Wood County Belleville, Davisville, Mineral Wells, Parkersburg, Rockport, and Vienna
Wyoming County Allen Junction, Amigo, Brenton, Bud, Clear Fork, and Coal Mountain
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