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MacArthur, West Virginia - Basic Facts

MacArthur is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the MacArthur Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Raleigh County at latitude 37.7584 and longitude -81.2126. Raleigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,434 feet.

The formal boundaries for the MacArthur Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 2.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for MacArthur: Hollywood.

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MacArthur, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,549
Population in Households 1,546
Population in Familes 1,281
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 520
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 667
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 464
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 520 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $125,789
Average Home Value $137,067


Median Household Income $50,782
Average Household Income $59,368
Per Capita Income $25,324
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.76% 0.36%
Households 0.94% 0.45%
Families 1.86% 0.3%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.


MacArthur, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares MacArthur to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 109 73rd
Population Density1 # 259 36th
Diversity Index2 # 132 67th
Median Household Income # 42 90th
Per Capita Income # 61 85th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.