Rowlesburg, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rowlesburg, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Rowlesburg had a population of 579 as of July 1, 2016. Rowlesburg ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rowlesburg is located at latitude 39.3488 and longitude -79.6767 in Preston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rowlesburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Preston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,384 feet.

The Town of Rowlesburg (GNIS ID: 2391397) 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 Rowlesburg is located within Fifth District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Preston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rowlesburg 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 Rowlesburg: Rowlesburgh, The River City, Tunnelton, Vicksburg.

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


Total Population 579
Population in Households 579
Population in Familes 460
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 573
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 252
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $69,048
Average Home Value $88,750


Median Household Income $42,345
Average Household Income $47,380
Per Capita Income $20,601
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.17%
Households -0.19% -0.24%
Families -0.3% -0.38%
Median Household Income   -0.8%
Per Capita Income   0.39%
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.

Rowlesburg, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rowlesburg 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 # 223 46th
Population Density1 # 244 40th
Diversity Index2 # 318 20th
Median Household Income # 105 74th
Per Capita Income # 218 46th

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