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Romney, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Romney had a population of 1,920 as of July 1, 2017. Romney ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Romney is located at latitude 39.3458 and longitude -78.756 in Hampshire County. The formal boundaries for the City of Romney (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hampshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 820 feet.

The City of Romney (GNIS ID: 2390646) 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 City of Romney is located within Romney District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hampshire County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Romney 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 Romney: Pearsall's, Pearsalls Flats, Pearsall's Flats, Pearsall's Fort, Pearsall's Level, Pearsals.

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


Total Population 1,920
Daytime Population: Workers 1,747
Daytime Population: Residents 1,291
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,038
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.58
Population in Households 1,780
Population in Familes 1,239
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density2 1,999
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $26,876
Average Household Income $34,967
Per Capita Income $17,070


Total Housing Units 1,031 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 455 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 426 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $117,133
Average Home Value $127,258


Total Households 881
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 442
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 0.53% 0.41%
Households 0.61% 0.52%
Families 1.04% 0.4%
Median Household Income   0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

Romney, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Romney 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 # 82 80th
Population Density # 47 89th
Diversity Index # 103 75th
Median Household Income # 380 6th
Per Capita Income # 369 9th

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