Shrewsbury, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shrewsbury, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Shrewsbury Census Designated Place had a population of 571 as of July 1, 2017. Shrewsbury ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shrewsbury is located at latitude 38.2089 and longitude -81.4657 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Shrewsbury Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

The Shrewsbury Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586883) 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 Shrewsbury Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury: Shrewsberry.

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


Total Population 571
Daytime Population: Workers 36
Daytime Population: Residents 347
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 383
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 570
Population in Familes 472
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,629
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $46,752
Average Household Income $52,042
Per Capita Income $21,435


Total Housing Units 278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $73,810
Average Home Value $79,167


Total Households 243
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 165
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 -1.81% -1.48%
Households -1.79% -1.35%
Families -1.71% -1.5%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

Shrewsbury, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shrewsbury 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 # 223 45th
Population Density # 80 80th
Diversity Index # 279 31st
Median Household Income # 75 82nd
Per Capita Income # 218 46th

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