Mineral County WV Information


Mineral County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 28,977
Population in Households 28,311
Population in Familes 23,011
Population in Group Qrtrs 666
Population Density1 88
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 11,857
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 7,989
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,589 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,724 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,133 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,732 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $125,061
Average Home Value $147,040


Median Household Income $36,652
Average Household Income $50,217
Per Capita Income $20,923
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.14%
Households 0.42% 0.14%
Families 0.22% 0.02%
Median Household Income   -0.6%
Per Capita Income   0.7%
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.


Mineral County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mineral County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents 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 # 22 62nd
Population Density1 # 17 71st
Diversity Index2 # 17 69th
Median Household Income # 36 36th
Per Capita Income # 31 45th

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