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Scarbro, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Scarbro Census Designated Place had a population of 483 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Scarbro is located at latitude 37.9511 and longitude -81.1706 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Scarbro Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,736 feet.

The Scarbro Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586880) 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 Scarbro Census Designated Place is located within Valley District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

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


Total Population 483
Daytime Population: Workers 45
Daytime Population: Residents 341
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 386
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 483
Population in Familes 368
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 711
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $35,582
Average Household Income $41,441
Per Capita Income $16,986


Total Housing Units 210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $66,964
Average Home Value $82,746


Total Households 190
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 123
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 -0.09% -0.25%
Households -0.22% -0.32%
Families -1.38% -0.33%
Median Household Income   -0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.37%

Scarbro, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scarbro 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 # 250 39th
Population Density # 211 48th
Diversity Index # 164 60th
Median Household Income # 268 34th
Per Capita Income # 372 8th

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