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Whitesville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Whitesville had a population of 527 as of July 1, 2019. Whitesville 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 Whitesville is located at latitude 37.9748 and longitude -81.529 in Boone County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Whitesville encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Boone County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The Town of Whitesville (GNIS ID: 2391485) 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 Whitesville is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Boone County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whitesville: East Prichard City, Jarrolds Valley, Prichard City.

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Whitesville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Whitesville, WV Housing Affordability Index is 350
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Whitesville, WV Wealth Index is 42
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 527 (100%)
Population in Households 527 (100.0%)
Population in Families 427 (81.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,716
Diversity Index2 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,373
Average Household Income $49,072
Per Capita Income $19,816
Wealth Index4 42

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 309 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 189 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $51,316
Housing Affordability Index3 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 251
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 167
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.27% -0.34%
Households 0.17% -0.4%
Families 3.18% -0.61%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

Whitesville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitesville to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 243 40th
Population Density # 72 82nd
Diversity Index # 321 21st
Median Household Income # 234 42nd
Per Capita Income # 275 32nd

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