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Cameron, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Cameron had a population of 931 as of July 1, 2017. Cameron 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 Cameron is located at latitude 39.8303 and longitude -80.5701 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cameron (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,066 feet.

The City of Cameron (GNIS ID: 2390572) 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 Cameron is located within District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marshall County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cameron population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 931
Daytime Population: Workers 399
Daytime Population: Residents 631
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,030
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 931
Population in Familes 735
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,084
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $30,089
Average Household Income $43,766
Per Capita Income $18,858


Total Housing Units 544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 274 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 (27.4%)
Median Home Value $83,962
Average Home Value $145,438


Total Households 395
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 252
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 -0.22% -0.24%
Households -0.17% -0.2%
Families -0.32% -0.32%
Median Household Income   0.29%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Cameron, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cameron 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 # 161 60th
Population Density # 139 66th
Diversity Index # 335 18th
Median Household Income # 347 15th
Per Capita Income # 322 21st

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