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Powellton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Powellton Census Designated Place had a population of 614 as of July 1, 2017. Powellton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Powellton is located at latitude 38.0941 and longitude -81.322 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Powellton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The Powellton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389704) 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 Powellton Census Designated Place is located within Valley District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

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


Total Population 614
Daytime Population: Workers 31
Daytime Population: Residents 387
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 418
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 614
Population in Familes 518
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 115
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $40,668
Average Household Income $50,357
Per Capita Income $19,508


Total Housing Units 277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 194 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $51,172
Average Home Value $75,389


Total Households 240
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 176
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 -0.11% -0.2%
Households -0.23% -0.25%
Families -0.31% -0.57%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

Powellton, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Powellton 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 # 213 48th
Population Density # 387 5th
Diversity Index # 73 83rd
Median Household Income # 166 59th
Per Capita Income # 297 27th

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