Davy, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Davy, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Davy had a population of 406 as of July 1, 2016. Davy ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Davy is located at latitude 37.4776 and longitude -81.6419 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Davy (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,184 feet.

The Town of Davy (GNIS ID: 2390822) 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 Davy is located within Browns Creek District, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Davy 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 Davy: Hallsville.

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


Total Population 406
Population in Households 406
Population in Familes 340
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 319
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 163
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 116
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $33,696
Average Home Value $47,177


Median Household Income $21,962
Average Household Income $30,188
Per Capita Income $12,238
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.54% -0.7%
Households -0.39% -0.62%
Families -0.93% -0.7%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   0.74%
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.

Davy, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Davy 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 # 270 34th
Population Density1 # 321 21st
Diversity Index2 # 324 21st
Median Household Income # 393 3rd
Per Capita Income # 400 1st

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