Shrewsbury, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shrewsbury, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Shrewsbury Census Designated Place had a population of 589 as of July 1, 2016. Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury is located at latitude 38.2089 and longitude -81.4657 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Shrewsbury Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

The Shrewsbury Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586883) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Shrewsbury Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury: Shrewsberry.

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


Total Population 589
Population in Households 588
Population in Familes 487
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,681
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 252
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 172
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $66,102
Average Home Value $73,276


Median Household Income $45,794
Average Household Income $50,349
Per Capita Income $20,841
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.61% -1.04%
Households -1.5% -1.05%
Families -1.33% -1.19%
Median Household Income   -1.82%
Per Capita Income   0.18%
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.

Shrewsbury, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shrewsbury 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 # 219 46th
Population Density1 # 80 80th
Diversity Index2 # 290 29th
Median Household Income # 73 82nd
Per Capita Income # 205 50th

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