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Oak Hill, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Oak Hill had a population of 8,154 as of July 1, 2016. Oak Hill ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Oak Hill is located at latitude 37.9903 and longitude -81.1464 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oak Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,014 feet.

The City of Oak Hill (GNIS ID: 2390630) 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 Oak Hill is located within Plateau District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oak Hill 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 Oak Hill: Oakhill.

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


Total Population 8,154
Population in Households 8,021
Population in Familes 6,245
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 1,440
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 3,591
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 2,206
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,977 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,314 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,277 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 386 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $81,175
Average Home Value $99,395


Median Household Income $33,386
Average Household Income $44,343
Per Capita Income $19,638
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.13%
Households 0.59% 0.18%
Families 0.59% 0.03%
Median Household Income   -0.76%
Per Capita Income   0.71%
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.

Oak Hill, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Hill 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 # 20 95th
Population Density1 # 102 75th
Diversity Index2 # 83 80th
Median Household Income # 280 31st
Per Capita Income # 257 37th

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