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Hedgesville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Hedgesville had a population of 350 as of July 1, 2020. Hedgesville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Hedgesville is located at latitude 39.5534 and longitude -77.995 in Berkeley County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hedgesville encompass a land area of 0.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berkeley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 636 feet.

The Town of Hedgesville (GNIS ID: 2390239) 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 Hedgesville is located within Norborne District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berkeley County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hedgesville: Hedges Villa, Skinners Gap.


Hedgesville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 350 (100%)
Population in Households 350 (100.0%)
Population in Families 290 (82.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,664
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $66,619
Average Household Income $67,462
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $24,138
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $141,667
Average Home Value $151,190
Housing Affordability Index3 308


Total Households 131
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 97
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.94% 2.6%
Households 0.94% 2.61%
Families 1.65% 2.36%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
Owner Occupied HU   2.34%


Hedgesville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hedgesville to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 284 30th
Population Density # 20 95th
Median Household Income # 16 96th
Housing Affordability Index # 300 74th
Per Capita Income # 144 65th
Diversity Index # 41 90th

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