Harrison County WV Information


Harrison County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 70,739
Daytime Population: Workers 37,319
Daytime Population: Residents 39,822
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 77,141
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 69,855
Population in Familes 56,085
Population in Group Qrtrs 884
Population Density2 170
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $41,588
Average Household Income $57,765
Per Capita Income $23,995


Total Housing Units 31,966 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,512 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,607 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,847 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $110,275
Average Home Value $137,203


Total Households 29,119
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 19,115
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 0.32% 0.2%
Households 0.28% 0.17%
Families 0.09% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.38%


Harrison County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrison 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 # 7 89th
Population Density # 11 82nd
Diversity Index # 18 69th
Median Household Income # 14 76th
Per Capita Income # 13 78th

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