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Pinch, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Pinch Census Designated Place had a population of 3,275 as of July 1, 2017. Pinch ranks in the lower 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 Pinch is located at latitude 38.4064 and longitude -81.4772 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Pinch Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 718 feet.

The Pinch Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389670) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Pinch Census Designated Place is located within District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pinch 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 Pinch: Dial, Pinch Gut, Pinchton.

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


Total Population 3,275
Daytime Population: Workers 372
Daytime Population: Residents 1,651
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,023
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 3,275
Population in Familes 2,819
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 923
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $72,711
Average Household Income $85,932
Per Capita Income $35,012


Total Housing Units 1,360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,028 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 309 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $160,961
Average Home Value $176,265


Total Households 1,337
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,002
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 0.05% -0.34%
Households 0.1% -0.3%
Families -0.03% -0.42%
Median Household Income   -0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.25%

Pinch, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pinch 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 # 47 89th
Population Density # 167 59th
Diversity Index # 313 22nd
Median Household Income # 8 98th
Per Capita Income # 11 98th

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