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Philippi, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Philippi had a population of 3,278 as of July 1, 2016. Philippi ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Philippi is located at latitude 39.1473 and longitude -80.0503 in Barbour County. The formal boundaries for the City of Philippi (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Barbour County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,302 feet.

The City of Philippi (GNIS ID: 2390636) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Philippi is located within West District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barbour County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Philippi population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Philippi: Anglins Ford, Anglin's Ford, Booths Ferry, Booth's Ferry, Booths Ferry of Randolph, Phillippa, Phillippi.

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Philippi, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,278
Population in Households 2,703
Population in Familes 2,039
Population in Group Qrtrs 575
Population Density1 1,158
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,209
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 719
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 638 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 571 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 205 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $89,005
Average Home Value $123,513


Median Household Income $26,854
Average Household Income $39,300
Per Capita Income $17,252
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.61% 0.17%
Households 0.32% 0.23%
Families 0.75% 0.06%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   0.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Philippi, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Philippi to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 48 88th
Population Density1 # 133 67th
Diversity Index2 # 74 82nd
Median Household Income # 377 7th
Per Capita Income # 352 13th

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