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About the HSC
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3701
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3701
The HSC offices are located in the Diamond Building at 350 Capitol Street in downtown Charleston. Below are two maps in PDF format showing the Diamond Building location. Map 1 is of the general Charleston area and Map 2 is more detailed of the downtown area and gives street traffic flow (one way/two way) designations.
Statistics and Trivia
Frequently Requested Statistics and Trivia
Most of the data on this page were extracted from the annual Vital Statistics report. All data are from published sources. The Publications page has a listing of online and printed data reports available from the Health Statistics Center. You may also contact the Health Statistics Center as listed to the left. We hope we have been of service to you.
State Level Data
Births | Deaths | Marriage | Average Day | Popular Names | County Level Data
2006 West Virginia Statistics
|Divorces & Annulments||9,191||5.1||9,269||5.1||9,149||5.0||9,335||5.2|
1Rates based upon 2003 through 2006 Bureau of the Census estimates.
*Ratio/rate per 1000 live births.
U.S. Census Bureau - census state and county data on the official U.S. Bureau of the Census web site.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System is the CDC site from which you can obtain state behavioral health statistics for West Virginia and any of the other 49 states. Click on the "Online Prevalence Data" when you get to the site.
Average Day Statistics
|Chronic Lower Resp. Deaths||3.4||3.7||3.4||3.6||3.4||3.5||3.7|
|Motor Vehicle Deaths||1.2||1.1||1.1||1.1||1.1||1.0||1.1|
|Heart Disease Deaths||14.5||15.1||15.4||17.0||17.0||17.2||17.8|
|Divorces & Annulments||25.2||25.3||25.0||25.6||25.9||25.8||25.5|
2006 Selected Records and Trivia
|2006 Most Popular Names for Babies|
|Rank||Boy's Names||Number||Girl's Names||Number|
|0 = ranking in 2005|
For national information on popular names, check out this Social Security Administration website www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames. Another interesting site is: babynamewizard.com,
|Highest Live Birth Order||13th live delivery
12 siblings (brothers and sisters)
|Day Most Births Occurred||October 10 (95)|
|Day Fewest Births Occurred||December 23 (18)|
|Number of Live-born Twins||556|
|Number of Live-born Triplets||27|
|Number of Live-born Quintuplets||0|
|Oldest Male Decedent||103|
|Oldest Female Decedent||107|
|Number of Male Decedents 100 Years & Older||17|
|Number of Female Decedents 100 Years & Older||115|
|Day Most Deaths Occurred||January 2 (83)|
|Day Fewest Deaths Occurred||August 20 & June 19 (35)|
|Largest Age Difference with Bride Older||54 Years|
|Largest Age Difference with Groom Older||57 Years|
|Oldest Male Divorce||90|
|Oldest Female Divorcee||93|
|Youngest Male Divorce||16|
|Youngest Female Divorcee||13|
|Marriage of Longest Duration Ending in Divorce||56|
COUNTY LEVEL DATA
County Health Profiles - 2004 This on-line publication provides an overview of the health and socioeconomic status of West Virginia residents on the state and county levels. Selected health indicators include causes of death, premature deaths, behavioral prevalence, births by age group, births to unwed mothers, tobacco use during pregnancy, infant deaths, and population.
The web version of West Virginia Vital Statistics - 2006 includes a listing of all tables that have county level data. County level data are included in population, birth, death, marriage, and divorce tables.
The West Virginia Health Status Atlas also contains many maps that display county level data.
Bureau for Employment Programs (BEP) County Profiles - The BEP county profiles have a broad range of information for each county including the number of hospitals, doctors, schools, and recreation facilities. Also included are employment, transportation, population (1990), and climate information.
The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey's County at a Glance pages have general information about each county including leading industries and chief agricultural products.
Other state and county 2000 census data can be found on the U.S. Bureau of the Census website.
The Health Statistics Center is a Division of:
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources DHHR
Bureau for Public Health BPH
Last updated August 23, 2007.
If you have questions or comments about the HSC, please send them to:
Health Statistics Center at "firstname.lastname@example.org"