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Hometown, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Hometown Census Designated Place had a population of 701 as of July 1, 2016. Hometown 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 Hometown is located at latitude 38.5288 and longitude -81.8552 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Hometown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 581 feet.

The Hometown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586829) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Hometown Census Designated Place is located within Buffalo-Union District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Putnam County.

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


Total Population 701
Population in Households 701
Population in Familes 573
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 874
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 297
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 205
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 229 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $96,037
Average Home Value $143,668


Median Household Income $40,188
Average Household Income $52,646
Per Capita Income $21,851
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.77% 0.76%
Households 0.83% 0.8%
Families 0.97% 0.67%
Median Household Income   -1.67%
Per Capita Income   0.51%
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.

Hometown, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hometown 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 # 196 52nd
Population Density1 # 184 55th
Diversity Index2 # 342 17th
Median Household Income # 144 65th
Per Capita Income # 151 63rd

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