Hilltop, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hilltop, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Hilltop Census Designated Place had a population of 634 as of July 1, 2017. Hilltop ranks in the upper 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 Hilltop is located at latitude 37.9381 and longitude -81.1504 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Hilltop Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,870 feet.

The Hilltop Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586828) 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 Hilltop Census Designated Place is located within Plateau District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hilltop 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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Hilltop, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 634
Daytime Population: Workers 137
Daytime Population: Residents 481
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 618
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 580
Population in Familes 459
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 972
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $31,307
Average Household Income $52,713
Per Capita Income $21,651


Total Housing Units 245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $69,355
Average Home Value $88,720


Total Households 215
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 136
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 0.22% -0.16%
Households 0.19% -0.28%
Families -0.79% -0.3%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Hilltop, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hilltop 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 # 203 50th
Population Density # 160 61st
Diversity Index # 58 86th
Median Household Income # 332 18th
Per Capita Income # 204 50th

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