Shinnston, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shinnston, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Shinnston had a population of 2,380 as of July 1, 2016. Shinnston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shinnston is located at latitude 39.3923 and longitude -80.299 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shinnston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 928 feet.

The City of Shinnston (GNIS ID: 2390652) 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 Shinnston is located within Northern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harrison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shinnston 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 Shinnston: Shin Town, Shinns Town, Shinnstown.

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


Total Population 2,380
Population in Households 2,380
Population in Familes 1,931
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,424
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,023
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 670
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 747 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $86,287
Average Home Value $97,490


Median Household Income $31,806
Average Household Income $50,181
Per Capita Income $21,570
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 0.75%
Households 1.21% 0.73%
Families 1.02% 0.62%
Median Household Income   0.18%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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.

Shinnston, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shinnston 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 # 70 83rd
Population Density1 # 104 75th
Diversity Index2 # 196 51st
Median Household Income # 295 27th
Per Capita Income # 170 58th

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