Harrison County WV Information


Harrison County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 70,771
Population in Households 69,930
Population in Familes 56,172
Population in Group Qrtrs 841
Population Density1 170
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 29,109
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 19,125
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 32,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,490 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,619 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,974 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $106,399
Average Home Value $138,105


Median Household Income $40,088
Average Household Income $56,354
Per Capita Income $23,385
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.25%
Households 0.32% 0.2%
Families 0.11% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.0%
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.


Harrison County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrison 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 # 7 89th
Population Density1 # 12 80th
Diversity Index2 # 16 73rd
Median Household Income # 15 75th
Per Capita Income # 9 85th

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