Switzer, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Switzer, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Switzer Census Designated Place had a population of 588 as of July 1, 2016. Switzer ranks in the lower 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 Switzer is located at latitude 37.7868 and longitude -81.9844 in Logan County. The formal boundaries for the Switzer Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Logan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 745 feet.

The Switzer Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390375) 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 Switzer Census Designated Place is located within Western District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Logan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Switzer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 588
Population in Households 588
Population in Familes 495
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 251
Diversity Index2 8
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 259
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 187
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 309 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 193 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $65,074
Average Home Value $84,197
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,647
Average Household Income $45,893
Per Capita Income $18,102
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% 0.47%
Households -0.18% 0.46%
Families 0.7% 0.42%
Median Household Income   -0.8%
Per Capita Income   0.88%
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.

Switzer, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Switzer 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 # 220 46th
Population Density1 # 352 13th
Diversity Index2 # 211 48th
Median Household Income # 196 52nd
Per Capita Income # 323 20th

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