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Sistersville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Sistersville had a population of 1,392 as of July 1, 2016. Sistersville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Sistersville is located at latitude 39.5598 and longitude -80.9987 in Tyler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sistersville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tyler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 646 feet.

The City of Sistersville (GNIS ID: 2390653) 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 City of Sistersville is located within West District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tyler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sistersville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sistersville: Sisterville, Wells Landing, Ziggleton.

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Sistersville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,392
Population in Households 1,350
Population in Familes 1,060
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 2,651
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 593
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 374
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 742 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 430 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $90,046


Median Household Income $35,873
Average Household Income $47,287
Per Capita Income $20,118
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% 0.16%
Households 0.0% 0.2%
Families 0.84% 0.05%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   0.66%
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.

Sistersville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sistersville 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 # 121 70th
Population Density1 # 25 94th
Diversity Index2 # 309 24th
Median Household Income # 241 41st
Per Capita Income # 241 41st

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