Preston County WV Information

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Preston County Subdivisions

Preston County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 35,850
Daytime Population: Workers 9,241
Daytime Population: Residents 18,454
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,695
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 32,037
Population in Familes 26,174
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,813
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,441
Average Household Income $55,917
Per Capita Income $22,466

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,527 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,451 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,841 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,235 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $115,933
Average Home Value $137,286
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 13,292
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 9,202
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.93% 0.23%
Households 0.42% 0.28%
Families 0.25% 0.17%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

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Preston County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Preston County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 16 73rd
Population Density # 27 53rd
Diversity Index # 36 38th
Median Household Income # 8 87th
Per Capita Income # 23 60th

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