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Summersville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Summersville had a population of 3,483 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Summersville is located at latitude 38.287 and longitude -80.8415 in Nicholas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Summersville (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Nicholas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,880 feet.

The City of Summersville (GNIS ID: 2391433) 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 Summersville is located within Summersville District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nicholas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Summersville 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 Summersville: Nicholas Court House, Somerville.

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


Total Population 3,483
Population in Households 3,423
Population in Familes 2,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 782
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,611
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 972
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,763 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,042 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 569 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $89,031
Average Home Value $127,159


Median Household Income $36,881
Average Household Income $53,427
Per Capita Income $24,423
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.4% -0.38%
Households -0.29% -0.31%
Families -0.03% -0.48%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Summersville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Summersville 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 # 43 90th
Population Density1 # 195 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 177 56th
Median Household Income # 214 47th
Per Capita Income # 79 81st

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