Gilmer County WV Information


Gilmer County Subdivisions

Gilmer County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 8,705
Population in Households 6,470
Population in Familes 5,085
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,235
Population Density1 26
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 2,796
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,821
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,927 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 869 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 698 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $96,334
Average Home Value $123,742


Median Household Income $35,993
Average Household Income $47,626
Per Capita Income $16,244
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.03%
Households 0.3% 0.11%
Families 0.16% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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.


Gilmer County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilmer County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 49 13th
Population Density1 # 48 13th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 37 35th
Per Capita Income # 55 2nd

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