Wetzel County WV Information

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Wetzel County Subdivisions

Wetzel County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 15,974
Daytime Population: Workers 6,268
Daytime Population: Residents 10,113
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,381
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 15,850
Population in Familes 12,867
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density2 45
Diversity Index3 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,725
Average Household Income $51,824
Per Capita Income $22,017

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,003 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,744 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,426 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $86,949
Average Home Value $110,319
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,747
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 4,556
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.51% -0.87%
Households -0.44% -0.83%
Families -0.63% -0.94%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

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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, 2017 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 Density # 32 44th
Diversity Index # 50 9th
Median Household Income # 37 35th
Per Capita Income # 31 45th

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