Migration Profile for West Virginia, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left West Virginia in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

West Virginia People Moving into West Virginia People Moving out of West Virginia Net # People Moving into West Virginia from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 53,944 50,147 3,797 1.08
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 11,676 11,313 363 1.03
Aged 18-19 6,367 2,606 3,761 2.44
Aged 20-24 7,255 7,700 -445 0.94
Aged 25-34 10,180 10,824 -644 0.94
Aged 35-44 6,836 5,898 938 1.16
Aged 45-54 5,244 3,854 1,390 1.36
Aged 55-64 3,651 3,642 9 1.00
Aged 65+ 2,735 4,310 -1,575 0.63
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 21,845 16,990 4,855 1.29
Married 12,620 14,846 -2,226 0.85
Divorced 6,917 5,573 1,344 1.24
Separated 2,073 1,865 208 1.11
Widowed 1,360 1,445 -85 0.94
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 4,898 4,358 540 1.12
High School Graduate 8,608 9,354 -746 0.92
Some college or Associates degree 9,169 8,032 1,137 1.14
Bachelor’s Degree 4,442 4,280 162 1.04
Graduate or Professional Degree 1,529 2,504 -975 0.61
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 7,962 5,394 2,568 1.48
$1-$9,999 15,836 10,501 5,335 1.51
$10,000-$24,999 9,005 11,606 -2,601 0.78
$25,000-$49,999 6,809 8,966 -2,157 0.76
$50,000-$74,999 2,824 2,112 712 1.34
$75,000+ 2,379 2,140 239 1.11
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 16,423 10,483 5,940 1.57
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 3,796 4,287 -491 0.89
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 25,992 30,468 -4,476 0.85

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into West Virginia” refers to those people living in West Virginia in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of West Virginia” refers to those people living in West Virginia in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.08 means that very every 100 people leaving West Virginia for another state, 108 people are moving to West Virginia from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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