Wetzel County WV Information

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Wetzel County Subdivisions

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

POPULATION

Total Population 16,446
Population in Households 16,322
Population in Familes 13,257
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density1 46
Diversity Index2 5
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,026
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 4,750
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,208 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,818 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,238 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $83,853
Average Home Value $108,756
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,428
Average Household Income $49,042
Per Capita Income $21,075
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.42%
Households 0.13% -0.25%
Families -0.06% -0.36%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.03%
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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Wetzel County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wetzel County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents 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 # 37 35th
Population Density1 # 32 44th
Diversity Index2 # 48 16th
Median Household Income # 38 33rd
Per Capita Income # 29 49th

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