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Pennsboro, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Pennsboro had a population of 1,102 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Pennsboro is located at latitude 39.2841 and longitude -80.9661 in Ritchie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pennsboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Ritchie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 866 feet.

The City of Pennsboro (GNIS ID: 2390634) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pennsboro 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 Pennsboro: Pennsborough.

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


Total Population 1,102
Population in Households 1,102
Population in Familes 858
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 408
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 497
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 312
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 351 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $68,750
Average Home Value $77,060


Median Household Income $36,645
Average Household Income $46,171
Per Capita Income $20,210
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.15% -0.94%
Households -0.93% -0.86%
Families 0.0% -0.98%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.

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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, 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 # 146 64th
Population Density1 # 294 27th
Diversity Index2 # 263 35th
Median Household Income # 218 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.