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Pageton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Pageton Census Designated Place had a population of 182 as of July 1, 2016. Pageton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Pageton is located at latitude 37.3627 and longitude -81.4631 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the Pageton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,555 feet.

The Pageton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586863) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Pageton Census Designated Place is located within North Elkin District, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pageton 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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Pageton, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 182
Population in Households 173
Population in Familes 139
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 152
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 51
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 80 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (80.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $36,111
Average Home Value $51,538


Median Household Income $26,576
Average Household Income $37,577
Per Capita Income $15,936
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.43% -0.67%
Households -0.41% -0.52%
Families -0.61% -0.8%
Median Household Income   -0.26%
Per Capita Income   0.13%
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.

Pageton, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pageton 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 # 358 12th
Population Density1 # 376 7th
Diversity Index2 # 21 95th
Median Household Income # 378 7th
Per Capita Income # 374 8th

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