Population: 1,831,000 (est. 2016)
Size: 62,755 square kilometers
Industry: Coal. The state ranks second in coal production.
Median household income: $42,824 (ranked 48th in the nation)
Higher education: The state also has the lowest proportion of adults with a bachelor's degree, at 17.3 percent.
Issues: West Virginia has the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the country, making it the epicenter of the opioid epidemic.