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Moorefield, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Moorefield had a population of 2,707 as of July 1, 2017. Moorefield ranks in 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 Moorefield is located at latitude 39.0674 and longitude -78.9624 in Hardy County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Moorefield (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Hardy County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 810 feet.

The Town of Moorefield (GNIS ID: 2391314) 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 Moorefield is located within Old Fields District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hardy County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moorefield 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 Moorefield: Moorefields, Moorfields.

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


Total Population 2,707
Daytime Population: Workers 4,977
Daytime Population: Residents 1,230
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,207
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.29
Population in Households 2,707
Population in Familes 1,942
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 990
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $28,455
Average Household Income $38,409
Per Capita Income $16,224


Total Housing Units 1,323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 612 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 545 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $125,181
Average Home Value $133,388


Total Households 1,157
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 677
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 -0.18% -0.33%
Households -0.25% -0.35%
Families -0.04% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Moorefield, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moorefield 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 # 60 85th
Population Density # 153 62nd
Diversity Index # 8 98th
Median Household Income # 370 9th
Per Capita Income # 380 6th

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