Thurmond, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Thurmond, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Thurmond had a population of 5 as of July 1, 2016. Thurmond ranks in the lower 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 Thurmond is located at latitude 37.9609 and longitude -81.0797 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Thurmond (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,063 feet.

The Town of Thurmond (GNIS ID: 2391444) 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 Town of Thurmond is located within Plateau District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thurmond 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 Thurmond: Little Monte Carlo, Little New York.

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


Total Population 5
Population in Households 5
Population in Familes 4
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 53
Diversity Index2 0


Total Households 4
Average Household Size 1.25
Family Households 3
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 12 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3 (25.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (66.7%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $75,000


Median Household Income $30,000
Average Household Income $52,608
Per Capita Income $20,885
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -9.17%
Per Capita Income   1.03%
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.

Thurmond, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thurmond 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 # 405 0th
Population Density1 # 401 1st
Diversity Index2 # 405 0th
Median Household Income # 330 19th
Per Capita Income # 203 50th

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