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Cairo, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Cairo had a population of 267 as of July 1, 2016. Cairo 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 Cairo is located at latitude 39.2073 and longitude -81.1537 in Ritchie County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cairo (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ritchie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 653 feet.

The Town of Cairo (GNIS ID: 2390764) 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 Cairo is located within Grant District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ritchie County.

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


Total Population 267
Population in Households 267
Population in Familes 219
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 565
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 112
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 77
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $85,227
Average Home Value $104,396


Median Household Income $37,293
Average Household Income $45,123
Per Capita Income $18,682
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.81% -0.68%
Households -0.83% -0.72%
Families 1.31% -0.79%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

Cairo, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cairo 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 # 319 21st
Population Density1 # 245 40th
Diversity Index2 # 393 3rd
Median Household Income # 202 50th
Per Capita Income # 298 27th

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