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Clarksburg, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Clarksburg is the 10th largest city in West Virginia with a population of 16,982 as of July 1, 2017. Clarksburg 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 Clarksburg is located at latitude 39.2703 and longitude -80.3618 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clarksburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 994 feet.

The City of Clarksburg (GNIS ID: 2390577) 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 Clarksburg is located within South Urban District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harrison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clarksburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clarksburg: Clarkes Town, Clarkesburg, Clarkesburgh.

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Clarksburg, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,982
Daytime Population: Workers 11,274
Daytime Population: Residents 9,284
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,558
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 16,657
Population in Familes 12,332
Population in Group Qrtrs 325
Population Density2 1,745
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $34,219
Average Household Income $46,213
Per Capita Income $20,205


Total Housing Units 8,241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,173 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,176 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 892 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $84,296
Average Home Value $101,701


Total Households 7,349
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 4,209
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.17%
Households 0.26% 0.13%
Families 0.1% -0.04%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

Clarksburg, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarksburg to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 10 98th
Population Density # 73 82nd
Diversity Index # 67 84th
Median Household Income # 285 30th
Per Capita Income # 271 33rd

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