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Harrisville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Harrisville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ritchie County at latitude 39.2119 and longitude -81.0485. Ritchie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Harrisville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Harrisville, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Harrisville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Harrisville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrisville: Ritchie Court House, Solus.

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


Total Population 2,074
Population in Households 1,983
Population in Familes 1,581
Population in Group Qrtrs 91
Population Density1 1,309
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 878
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 571
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,025 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 609 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 269 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $101,685
Average Home Value $112,213


Median Household Income $41,521
Average Household Income $51,287
Per Capita Income $21,597
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.39% 0.38%
Households 2.61% 0.43%
Families 3.37% 0.35%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.


Harrisville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrisville 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 # 80 80th
Population Density1 # 115 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 288 28th
Median Household Income # 95 77th
Per Capita Income # 149 63rd

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