Jackson County WV Information


Jackson County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 30,360
Population in Households 30,180
Population in Familes 25,272
Population in Group Qrtrs 180
Population Density1 65
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 12,305
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 8,672
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,186 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,119 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,497 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $115,393
Average Home Value $135,089


Median Household Income $41,166
Average Household Income $53,114
Per Capita Income $21,625
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.46%
Households 0.5% 0.38%
Families 0.32% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.31%
Per Capita Income   0.95%
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.


Jackson County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson 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 # 21 64th
Population Density1 # 23 60th
Diversity Index2 # 40 29th
Median Household Income # 13 78th
Per Capita Income # 25 56th

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