Hardy County WV Information


Hardy County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 14,557
Population in Households 14,499
Population in Familes 11,444
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density1 25
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 6,052
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 4,006
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,490 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,456 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,596 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,438 (28.7%)
Median Home Value $142,810
Average Home Value $165,962


Median Household Income $36,642
Average Household Income $48,196
Per Capita Income $20,103
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.4%
Households 0.63% 0.42%
Families 0.43% 0.29%
Median Household Income   0.17%
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.


Hardy County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hardy 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 # 40 29th
Population Density1 # 50 11th
Diversity Index2 # 11 82nd
Median Household Income # 37 35th
Per Capita Income # 39 31st

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