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Moundsville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Moundsville had a population of 9,402 as of July 1, 2017. Moundsville 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 Moundsville is located at latitude 39.9221 and longitude -80.7421 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moundsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 696 feet.

The City of Moundsville (GNIS ID: 2390620) 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 Moundsville is located within District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marshall County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moundsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Moundsville: Elizabeth, Elizabeth Town, Elizabethtown, Flats of Grave Creek, Grave Creek, Grave Creek Flats, Mound City, Mount Elizabeth.

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Moundsville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,402
Daytime Population: Workers 4,459
Daytime Population: Residents 5,462
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,921
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 9,197
Population in Familes 7,031
Population in Group Qrtrs 205
Population Density2 3,235
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $35,069
Average Household Income $46,641
Per Capita Income $20,895


Total Housing Units 4,555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,664 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,397 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 493 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $76,855
Average Home Value $94,191


Total Households 4,062
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 2,458
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% -0.3%
Households 0.16% -0.27%
Families 0.07% -0.4%
Median Household Income   0.33%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Moundsville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moundsville to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 17 96th
Population Density # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 191 53rd
Median Household Income # 278 32nd
Per Capita Income # 245 40th

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