McMechen, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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McMechen, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of McMechen had a population of 1,808 as of July 1, 2015. McMechen ranks in the upper 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 McMechen is located at latitude 39.9865 and longitude -80.7335 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of McMechen (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 679 feet.

The City of McMechen 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McMechen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of McMechen, WV Boundary Map

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McMechen, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,808
Population in Households 1,799
Population in Familes 1,399
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 3,168
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 810
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 492
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 926 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 559 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $70,170
Average Home Value $70,000
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,974
Average Household Income $45,324
Per Capita Income $20,288
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.2% -0.84%
Households -1.05% -0.85%
Families -0.9% -0.95%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
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.

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McMechen, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McMechen to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 90 78th
Population Density1 # 8 98th
Diversity Index2 # 186 54th
Median Household Income # 207 49th
Per Capita Income # 202 50th

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