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Switzer, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Switzer Census Designated Place had a population of 581 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 581
Daytime Population: Workers 20
Daytime Population: Residents 390
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 410
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 581
Population in Familes 490
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 248
Diversity Index3 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,246
Average Household Income $48,030
Per Capita Income $18,950

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 189 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $62,847
Average Home Value $81,217
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 255
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 184
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.33% -0.49%
Households -0.37% -0.56%
Families 0.38% -0.66%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

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, 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 # 219 46th
Population Density # 352 13th
Diversity Index # 213 48th
Median Household Income # 173 58th
Per Capita Income # 317 22nd

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