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Reader, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Reader Census Designated Place had a population of 379 as of July 1, 2017. Reader ranks in 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 Reader is located at latitude 39.5688 and longitude -80.7312 in Wetzel County. The formal boundaries for the Reader Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Wetzel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 692 feet.

The Reader Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586874) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Reader Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wetzel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Reader population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 379
Daytime Population: Workers 103
Daytime Population: Residents 246
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 349
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 379
Population in Familes 321
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 408
Diversity Index3 2


Median Household Income $41,224
Average Household Income $52,570
Per Capita Income $21,257


Total Housing Units 186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $80,769
Average Home Value $93,015


Total Households 164
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.64% -1.08%
Households -0.57% -1.0%
Families -0.12% -1.21%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Reader, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Reader to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 276 32nd
Population Density # 292 28th
Diversity Index # 398 2nd
Median Household Income # 154 62nd
Per Capita Income # 225 45th

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