McMechen, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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McMechen, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of McMechen had a population of 1,882 as of July 1, 2018. McMechen 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 McMechen is located at latitude 39.9865 and longitude -80.7335 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of McMechen (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 679 feet.

The City of McMechen (GNIS ID: 2390616) 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 McMechen is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marshall County.

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


Total Population 1,882
Population in Households 1,872
Population in Familes 1,443
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 3,297
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $38,687
Average Household Income $46,731
Per Capita Income $20,714


Total Housing Units 967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 583 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 248 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $74,658
Average Home Value $97,208


Total Households 831
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 501
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.28% -0.6%
Households -0.36% -0.66%
Families -0.36% -0.81%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

McMechen, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McMechen to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 85 79th
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 191 54th
Median Household Income # 213 48th
Per Capita Income # 270 34th

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