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Rivesville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Rivesville had a population of 956 as of July 1, 2017. Rivesville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Rivesville is located at latitude 39.5322 and longitude -80.1206 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rivesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 866 feet.

The Town of Rivesville (GNIS ID: 2391393) 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 Town of Rivesville is located within West Augusta District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rivesville 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 Rivesville: Milford, Paw Paw, Pawpaw.

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


Total Population 956
Daytime Population: Workers 136
Daytime Population: Residents 637
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 773
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 956
Population in Familes 761
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,823
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $35,972
Average Household Income $52,587
Per Capita Income $21,999


Total Housing Units 430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 309 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $96,914
Average Home Value $120,211


Total Households 409
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 275
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% 0.33%
Households 0.24% 0.19%
Families 0.72% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Rivesville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rivesville 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 # 158 61st
Population Density # 66 84th
Diversity Index # 375 8th
Median Household Income # 261 36th
Per Capita Income # 182 55th

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