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Pine Grove, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Pine Grove had a population of 547 as of July 1, 2016. Pine Grove 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 Pine Grove is located at latitude 39.5635 and longitude -80.6848 in Wetzel County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pine Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Wetzel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 715 feet.

The Town of Pine Grove (GNIS ID: 2391361) 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 Town of Pine Grove is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wetzel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pine Grove 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 Pine Grove: Big Forks of Fishing Creek, Pinegrove.

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


Total Population 547
Population in Households 547
Population in Familes 449
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,554
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $78,947
Average Home Value $129,012


Median Household Income $38,808
Average Household Income $51,609
Per Capita Income $21,324
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.44%
Households 0.07% -0.18%
Families 0.42% -0.39%
Median Household Income   0.21%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

Pine Grove, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pine Grove 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 # 237 41st
Population Density1 # 95 77th
Diversity Index2 # 348 14th
Median Household Income # 172 58th
Per Capita Income # 186 54th

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