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Matewan, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Matewan had a population of 484 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Matewan is located at latitude 37.6222 and longitude -82.1593 in Mingo County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Matewan (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mingo County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 705 feet.

The Town of Matewan (GNIS ID: 2391291) 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 Matewan is located within Magnolia District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mingo County.

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


Total Population 484
Population in Households 484
Population in Familes 390
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 876
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 256
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 164
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $63,542
Average Home Value $76,582


Median Household Income $27,219
Average Household Income $41,073
Per Capita Income $17,444
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.49% -0.46%
Households -0.31% -0.39%
Families 5.55% -0.49%
Median Household Income   -0.59%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.

Matewan, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Matewan 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 # 253 38th
Population Density1 # 183 55th
Diversity Index2 # 138 66th
Median Household Income # 373 8th
Per Capita Income # 346 15th

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