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Reedsville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Reedsville had a population of 703 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Reedsville is located at latitude 39.5103 and longitude -79.8006 in Preston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Reedsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Preston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,818 feet.

The Town of Reedsville (GNIS ID: 2391382) 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 Reedsville is located within First District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Preston County.

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


Total Population 703
Population in Households 693
Population in Familes 541
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 1,083
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 304
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 198
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $84,649
Average Home Value $98,982


Median Household Income $43,513
Average Household Income $52,034
Per Capita Income $21,812
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.76% 1.65%
Households 2.79% 1.65%
Families 3.47% 1.47%
Median Household Income   -0.9%
Per Capita Income   0.52%
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.

Reedsville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Reedsville 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 # 195 52nd
Population Density1 # 142 65th
Diversity Index2 # 295 28th
Median Household Income # 94 77th
Per Capita Income # 152 63rd

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