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Westover, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Westover had a population of 4,111 as of July 1, 2016. Westover ranks in the upper 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 Westover is located at latitude 39.6352 and longitude -79.9674 in Monongalia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westover (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monongalia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 945 feet.

The City of Westover (GNIS ID: 2390671) 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 Westover is located within Western District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monongalia County.

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


Total Population 4,111
Population in Households 4,110
Population in Familes 2,820
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 2,736
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,891
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 1,007
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,084 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 945 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 946 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 193 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $137,634
Average Home Value $159,249


Median Household Income $43,853
Average Household Income $55,148
Per Capita Income $25,370
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.92%
Households 0.41% 0.86%
Families 0.31% 0.61%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
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.

Westover, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westover 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 # 37 91st
Population Density1 # 19 96th
Diversity Index2 # 50 88th
Median Household Income # 91 78th
Per Capita Income # 59 86th

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