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Rivesville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Rivesville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Marion County at latitude 39.5322 and longitude -80.1206. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 866 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Rivesville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rivesville, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Rivesville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rivesville: Milford, Paw Paw, Pawpaw.

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Rivesville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,081
Population in Households 1,081
Population in Familes 866
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,062
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 466
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 316
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 469 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 354 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 0.6%)
Median Home Value $86,905
Average Home Value $99,079


Median Household Income $40,821
Average Household Income $48,802
Per Capita Income $20,619
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 3.5% 2.09%
Households 3.54% 2.14%
Families 4.6% 2.01%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 145 64th
Population Density1 # 44 89th
Diversity Index2 # 368 8th
Median Household Income # 111 73rd
Per Capita Income # 184 54th

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