Lincoln County WV Information


Lincoln County Subdivisions

Lincoln County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,861
Population in Households 21,796
Population in Familes 18,178
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 50
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $37,921
Average Household Income $50,849
Per Capita Income $20,576


Total Housing Units 10,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,721 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,104 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,292 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $82,586
Average Home Value $110,791


Total Households 8,825
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 6,224
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 0.08% -0.28%
Households 0.06% -0.3%
Families -0.09% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.67%


Lincoln County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lincoln County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 32 44th
Population Density # 29 49th
Diversity Index # 53 4th
Median Household Income # 40 29th
Per Capita Income # 47 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.