Ritchie County WV Information


Ritchie County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 9,976
Population in Households 9,870
Population in Familes 7,968
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 4,156
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,781
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,741 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,172 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 984 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,585 (27.6%)
Median Home Value $82,781
Average Home Value $119,530


Median Household Income $35,890
Average Household Income $46,563
Per Capita Income $19,572
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.74% -0.66%
Households -0.79% -0.7%
Families -0.99% -0.83%
Median Household Income   -0.39%
Per Capita Income   0.83%
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.


Ritchie County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ritchie County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents 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 # 44 22nd
Population Density1 # 51 9th
Diversity Index2 # 47 15th
Median Household Income # 39 31st
Per Capita Income # 46 18th

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