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MacArthur, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The MacArthur Census Designated Place had a population of 1,612 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for MacArthur is located at latitude 37.7478 and longitude -81.2024 in Raleigh County. The formal boundaries for the MacArthur Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Raleigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,434 feet.

The MacArthur Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390105) 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 MacArthur Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Raleigh County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with MacArthur 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 MacArthur: Hollywood.

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


Total Population 1,612
Population in Households 1,609
Population in Familes 1,331
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 540
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 689
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 477
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 770 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 536 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 152 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $97,005
Average Home Value $114,944


Median Household Income $53,000
Average Household Income $62,432
Per Capita Income $26,444
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.16% 0.75%
Households 1.16% 0.69%
Families 1.71% 0.54%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   0.63%
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.

MacArthur, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares MacArthur 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 # 99 76th
Population Density1 # 252 38th
Diversity Index2 # 134 67th
Median Household Income # 32 92nd
Per Capita Income # 50 88th

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