Masontown, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Masontown, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Masontown had a population of 564 as of July 1, 2016. Masontown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Masontown is located at latitude 39.5512 and longitude -79.8003 in Preston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Masontown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Preston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,801 feet.

The Town of Masontown (GNIS ID: 2391290) 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 Masontown is located within First District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Preston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Masontown 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 Masontown: Hartley Green, Mason Town, Morgantown.

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


Total Population 564
Population in Households 564
Population in Familes 441
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,028
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 262
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 165
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $97,024
Average Home Value $110,602


Median Household Income $35,613
Average Household Income $47,460
Per Capita Income $20,290
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.32%
Households 0.43% 0.3%
Families 1.65% 0.12%
Median Household Income   -0.21%
Per Capita Income   0.85%
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.

Masontown, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Masontown 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 # 230 43rd
Population Density1 # 47 89th
Diversity Index2 # 293 27th
Median Household Income # 246 40th
Per Capita Income # 232 43rd

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