The West Virginia Development Office houses the lead agency of the West Virginia State Data Center/Business and Industry Data Center Network, an association of 31 public agencies that cooperate with the U.S. Bureau of the Census to facilitate use and delivery of Census and other data to the public. The center helps people get demographic and economic data, copies of census maps, access census computer files and a variety of other services. Follow the link below for access to the center.

State Data Center

According to the 2000 Census, West Virginia’s population is 1,808,344, an increase of 0.8 percent from 1990. For a quick look at the state’s county profiles, visit