Moundsville, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Moundsville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Moundsville had a population of 9,352 as of July 1, 2018. Moundsville 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 Moundsville is located at latitude 39.9221 and longitude -80.7421 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moundsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 696 feet.

The City of Moundsville (GNIS ID: 2390620) 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 Moundsville is located within District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marshall County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Moundsville: Elizabeth, Elizabeth Town, Elizabethtown, Flats of Grave Creek, Grave Creek, Grave Creek Flats, Mound City, Mount Elizabeth.

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


Total Population 9,352
Population in Households 9,071
Population in Familes 6,918
Population in Group Qrtrs 281
Population Density2 3,218
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $36,031
Average Household Income $48,640
Per Capita Income $21,573


Total Housing Units 4,519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,651 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,297 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 571 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $78,947
Average Home Value $100,500


Total Households 3,948
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 2,393
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 0.04% -0.55%
Households -0.21% -0.63%
Families -0.26% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Moundsville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moundsville 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 # 17 96th
Population Density # 6 99th
Diversity Index # 207 49th
Median Household Income # 276 32nd
Per Capita Income # 231 43rd

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