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Tunnelton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Tunnelton had a population of 299 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Tunnelton is located at latitude 39.3929 and longitude -79.7466 in Preston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tunnelton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Preston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,824 feet.

The Town of Tunnelton (GNIS ID: 2391453) 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 Tunnelton is located within Fifth District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Preston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tunnelton 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 Tunnelton: Anderson, Cassadys Summit, Cassedays Summit, Cassidys Summit, Greigsville.

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


Total Population 299
Population in Households 299
Population in Familes 250
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 893
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 111
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (77.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $84,091
Average Home Value $115,761


Median Household Income $36,828
Average Household Income $47,493
Per Capita Income $18,684
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.07%
Households 0.14% 0.0%
Families 1.46% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
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.

Tunnelton, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tunnelton 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 # 303 25th
Population Density1 # 179 56th
Diversity Index2 # 254 37th
Median Household Income # 219 46th
Per Capita Income # 297 27th

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