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Shinnston, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Shinnston had a population of 2,286 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Shinnston is located at latitude 39.3923 and longitude -80.299 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shinnston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 928 feet.

The City of Shinnston (GNIS ID: 2390652) 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 Shinnston is located within Northern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harrison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shinnston 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 Shinnston: Shin Town, Shinns Town, Shinnstown.

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


Total Population 2,286
Daytime Population: Workers 1,296
Daytime Population: Residents 1,312
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,608
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 2,286
Population in Familes 1,855
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,368
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $33,476
Average Household Income $52,354
Per Capita Income $22,513


Total Housing Units 1,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 730 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 253 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $91,107
Average Home Value $102,329


Total Households 983
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 643
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 0.52% 0.34%
Households 0.49% 0.28%
Families 0.3% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Shinnston, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shinnston 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 # 71 82nd
Population Density # 106 74th
Diversity Index # 201 51st
Median Household Income # 295 27th
Per Capita Income # 159 61st

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