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War, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of War had a population of 797 as of July 1, 2017. War ranks in 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 War is located at latitude 37.31 and longitude -81.6763 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the City of War (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,339 feet.

The City of War (GNIS ID: 2390664) 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 War is located within Big Creek District, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for War: Miners City, War Creek.

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


Total Population 797
Daytime Population: Workers 82
Daytime Population: Residents 650
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 732
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 797
Population in Familes 636
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 895
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $17,860
Average Household Income $30,192
Per Capita Income $12,764


Total Housing Units 430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 235 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $34,821
Average Home Value $48,184


Total Households 346
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 228
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 -1.08% -1.61%
Households -1.03% -1.61%
Families -0.87% -1.63%
Median Household Income   0.04%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

War, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares War 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 # 180 56th
Population Density # 172 58th
Diversity Index # 79 81st
Median Household Income # 405 0th
Per Capita Income # 401 1st

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