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West Virginia: Guide to State Statistics: West Virginia State Statistics

Explore the Data Planet repository for statistics on West Virginia by broad subject categories.

West Virginia

June 20, 1863 is the day West Virginia became the 35th State in the Union, the only state born out of the armed conflict of the Civil War. Declared a state by President Abraham Lincoln, West Virginia is the only state to be designated by Presidential Proclamation. West Virginia has a mean altitude of 1,500 feet, giving it the highest average altitude east of the Mississippi. The state’s seal contains the Latin motto, Montani Semper Liberi, which means "Mountaineers Are Always Free." A variety of the yellow apple, the Golden Delicious, originated in West Virginia.

This information was drawn from the website, where you will find more detail on West Virginia's history and culture.

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West Virginia Data

Search for data on West Virginia in Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference using broad subject categories. Note that the searches retrieve top-level views of datasets: there are many more indicators and variables included in each dataset, and more granular geographies. Add additional keywords to retrieve more precise results.

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West Virginia Sample DataSheet

This sample DataSheet from Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference shows a map the total number of live births in West Virginia by county.


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