McMechen, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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McMechen, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of McMechen had a population of 1,960 as of July 1, 2016. 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 (GNIS ID: 2390616) 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 City of McMechen is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marshall County.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,960
Population in Households 1,951
Population in Familes 1,510
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 3,434
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 876
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 529
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 996 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 600 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $68,750
Average Home Value $89,559


Median Household Income $35,323
Average Household Income $43,646
Per Capita Income $19,575
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.04%
Households 0.37% 0.14%
Families 0.4% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.96%
Per Capita Income   0.38%
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.

McMechen, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McMechen 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 # 81 80th
Population Density1 # 5 99th
Diversity Index2 # 187 55th
Median Household Income # 252 38th
Per Capita Income # 262 36th

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