West Virginia


Newspapers

2004 Daily 21
Weekly 58
Total 79
2019 Daily 19
Weekly 48
Total 67
15% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Newspaper Circulation

2004 Daily 340,000
Weekly 300,000
Total 640,000
2019 Daily 200,000
Weekly 210,000
Total 410,000
35% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Population

Total Population
1.8 million
Adult Population
1.4 million
Population Rank
38th out of 50
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Demographics

Median Age
42
Age Rank
4th oldest state of 50
Residents With Bachelor's Degree or Higher
20%
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Economics

Median Income
$43,000 (compared with $55,000 for U.S.)
Poverty Rate
18% (compared with 13% in U.S.)
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Filling the Void

0 online news organizations cover West Virginia as well as 0 ethnic media outlets in the form of newspapers, websites, and podcasts, and 2 public broadcasting stations.
Source: UNC Database

National Politics

2020 Presidential Election Results
Trump, 68.6%; Biden, 29.7%
2016 Presidential Election Results
Trump, 69%; Clinton, 26%
Senators
1 Republican, 1 Democrat
Representatives
3 Republicans
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State Politics

2016 Voter Turnout
49%
State Senators
20 Republicans, 14 Democrats
State Representatives
59 Republicans, 41 Democrats
Gov. Jim Justice (R) ends his term Jan. 2025
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