Gilmer County WV Information


Gilmer County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 8,438
Daytime Population: Workers 2,689
Daytime Population: Residents 4,605
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,294
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 6,452
Population in Familes 5,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,986
Population Density2 25
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $36,317
Average Household Income $50,671
Per Capita Income $20,458


Total Housing Units 3,529 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,907 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 857 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 765 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $93,932
Average Home Value $114,591


Total Households 2,764
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,787
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 -0.41% -0.1%
Households 0.06% -0.09%
Families -0.15% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.39%


Gilmer County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilmer County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents 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 # 49 13th
Population Density # 49 13th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 46 18th
Per Capita Income # 46 18th

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