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Pennsboro, West Virginia - Basic Facts

Pennsboro is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Pennsboro.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ritchie County at latitude 39.2851 and longitude -80.9684. Ritchie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 866 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Pennsboro (see map) encompass a land area of 2.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pennsboro: Pennsborough.

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


Total Population 1,056
Population in Households 1,056
Population in Familes 819
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 391
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 477
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 298
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 539 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 337 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $64,474
Average Home Value $68,676


Median Household Income $35,711
Average Household Income $45,954
Per Capita Income $20,153
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -2.4% -1.32%
Households -2.1% -1.25%
Families -1.07% -1.38%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.


Pennsboro, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pennsboro 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 # 148 63rd
Population Density1 # 298 26th
Diversity Index2 # 282 29th
Median Household Income # 219 46th
Per Capita Income # 208 48th

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