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Harrisville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Harrisville had a population of 1,986 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Harrisville is located at latitude 39.2119 and longitude -81.0485 in Ritchie County. 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. Ritchie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

The Town of Harrisville (GNIS ID: 2390233) 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 Harrisville is located within Union District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ritchie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harrisville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Harrisville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,986
Population in Households 1,895
Population in Familes 1,513
Population in Group Qrtrs 91
Population Density1 1,254
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 839
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 545
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 969 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 581 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 259 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $109,203
Average Home Value $118,503


Median Household Income $40,095
Average Household Income $50,216
Per Capita Income $21,121
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 0.16%
Households 1.23% 0.17%
Families 1.81% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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, 2015 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 # 82 80th
Population Density1 # 122 70th
Diversity Index2 # 270 34th
Median Household Income # 135 67th
Per Capita Income # 165 59th

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