NHSC STATE-BY-STATE GUIDE TO PRIMARY CARE OPPORTUNITIES
West Virginia is an Appalachian state rich in natural resources. Coal mining drew jobs and families to the state in its early years, and West Virginia still produces a vast amount of coal along with natural gas, oil, and lumber. Scenic mountains, valleys, and forests are filled with wildlife and provide a fitting venue for outdoor recreation. Charleston, West Virginia’s capital, offers attractions such as shopping, dining, cultural centers, and museums.
State Health Facts
Health Workforce Information
Avg. Annual Rainfall (in inches): 43.9
Avg. Annual Snowfall (in inches): 29.9
Avg. Sunny Days per Year: 164
Avg. Temperature Range (in degrees farenheit rounded): 22 to 85
Capital City: Charleston
Elevation Above Sea Level: 1,179
Area in Square Miles: 24,087 sq. mi.
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