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Albright, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Albright is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Preston County at latitude 39.4947 and longitude -79.6398. Preston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Albright, but most people and references simply refer to it as Albright, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Albright indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Albright (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Albright: Albrights, Albrightsville.

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Albright, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 296
Population in Households 296
Population in Familes 244
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,276
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 120
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 85
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $120,000
Average Home Value $137,500


Median Household Income $37,364
Average Household Income $45,831
Per Capita Income $18,215
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.24% -0.27%
Households 0.0% -0.34%
Families 1.74% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.


Albright, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albright to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 303 25th
Population Density1 # 121 70th
Diversity Index2 # 303 24th
Median Household Income # 174 57th
Per Capita Income # 292 27th

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