Calhoun County WV Information


Calhoun County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 7,843
Population in Households 7,821
Population in Familes 6,201
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 28
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 3,400
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 2,237
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,535 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 865 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 756 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $72,516
Average Home Value $100,069


Median Household Income $33,339
Average Household Income $45,996
Per Capita Income $19,986
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.16%
Households 0.64% 0.28%
Families 0.43% 0.15%
Median Household Income   -0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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.


Calhoun County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calhoun County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents 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 # 51 9th
Population Density1 # 45 20th
Diversity Index2 # 41 27th
Median Household Income # 51 9th
Per Capita Income # 41 27th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.