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Pageton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Pageton Census Designated Place had a population of 174 as of July 1, 2017. Pageton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Pageton is located at latitude 37.3627 and longitude -81.4631 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the Pageton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,555 feet.

The Pageton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586863) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Pageton Census Designated Place is located within North Elkin District, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pageton 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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Pageton, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 174
Daytime Population: Workers 5
Daytime Population: Residents 139
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 144
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 166
Population in Familes 133
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 145
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $27,834
Average Household Income $39,208
Per Capita Income $16,918


Total Housing Units 80 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $36,047
Average Home Value $48,790


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 48
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 -0.99% -1.54%
Households -1.08% -1.41%
Families -1.36% -1.73%
Median Household Income   -0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.38%

Pageton, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pageton 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 # 360 11th
Population Density # 377 7th
Diversity Index # 20 95th
Median Household Income # 374 8th
Per Capita Income # 373 8th

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