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Pax, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Pax had a population of 166 as of July 1, 2017. Pax 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 Pax is located at latitude 37.9098 and longitude -81.2648 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pax (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,644 feet.

The Town of Pax (GNIS ID: 2391353) 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 Pax is located within Valley District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pax: Paintsville, Paintville.

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


Total Population 166
Daytime Population: Workers 46
Daytime Population: Residents 117
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 163
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 166
Population in Familes 135
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 554
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $33,567
Average Household Income $48,739
Per Capita Income $19,187


Total Housing Units 103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (25.2%)
Median Home Value $81,522
Average Home Value $88,559


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 53
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 -0.08% -0.24%
Households -0.18% -0.26%
Families 2.28% -0.77%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

Pax, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pax 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 # 365 10th
Population Density # 244 40th
Diversity Index # 331 18th
Median Household Income # 294 28th
Per Capita Income # 308 24th

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