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Rivesville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Rivesville had a population of 957 as of July 1, 2016. Rivesville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rivesville is located at latitude 39.5322 and longitude -80.1206 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rivesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 866 feet.

The Town of Rivesville (GNIS ID: 2391393) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Rivesville is located within West Augusta District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rivesville 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 Rivesville: Milford, Paw Paw, Pawpaw.

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


Total Population 957
Population in Households 957
Population in Familes 763
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,825
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 410
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 276
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 309 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $98,438
Average Home Value $137,540


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $51,477
Per Capita Income $21,620
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.39%
Households 0.32% 0.34%
Families 0.9% 0.22%
Median Household Income   -0.48%
Per Capita Income   0.67%
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.

Rivesville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rivesville 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 # 161 60th
Population Density1 # 62 85th
Diversity Index2 # 362 11th
Median Household Income # 259 37th
Per Capita Income # 166 59th

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