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Davy, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Davy had a population of 431 as of July 1, 2019. Davy ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Davy is located at latitude 37.4784 and longitude -81.6534 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Davy encompass a land area of 1.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,184 feet.

The Town of Davy (GNIS ID: 2390822) 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 Davy is located within Browns Creek District, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Davy: Hallsville.

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Davy, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Davy, WV Housing Affordability Index is 350
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Davy, WV Wealth Index is 24
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 431 (100%)
Population in Households 431 (100.0%)
Population in Families 360 (83.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 339
Diversity Index2 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $22,445
Average Household Income $30,905
Per Capita Income $12,547
Wealth Index4 24

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $29,957
Housing Affordability Index3 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 171
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.28% -0.52%
Households 0.26% -0.47%
Families -0.09% -0.66%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.45%

Davy, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Davy to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 264 35th
Population Density # 317 22nd
Diversity Index # 345 15th
Median Household Income # 393 3rd
Per Capita Income # 402 1st

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