Marion County WV Information


Marion County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 58,218
Population in Households 56,878
Population in Familes 44,466
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,340
Population Density1 189
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 24,426
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 15,463
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,212 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,047 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,379 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,786 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $99,910
Average Home Value $131,356


Median Household Income $41,352
Average Household Income $55,623
Per Capita Income $23,669
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.53%
Households 0.43% 0.49%
Families 0.2% 0.35%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.


Marion County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marion 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 # 10 84th
Population Density1 # 10 84th
Diversity Index2 # 14 76th
Median Household Income # 12 80th
Per Capita Income # 8 87th

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