Wood County WV Information


Wood County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 88,145
Population in Households 87,145
Population in Familes 69,338
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,000
Population Density1 241
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 36,864
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 24,138
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 40,718 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,141 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,723 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,854 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $114,840
Average Home Value $137,483


Median Household Income $41,379
Average Household Income $54,699
Per Capita Income $23,061
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.24%
Households 0.13% 0.18%
Families -0.08% 0.05%
Median Household Income   0.09%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
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.


Wood County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wood 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 # 5 93rd
Population Density1 # 8 87th
Diversity Index2 # 21 64th
Median Household Income # 11 82nd
Per Capita Income # 12 80th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.