Matoaka, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Matoaka, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Matoaka had a population of 226 as of July 1, 2018. Matoaka ranks in the lower 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 Matoaka is located at latitude 37.4182 and longitude -81.2418 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Matoaka (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,359 feet.

The Town of Matoaka (GNIS ID: 2391292) 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 Matoaka is located within District III, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mercer County.

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


Total Population 226
Population in Households 226
Population in Familes 187
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 857
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $23,128
Average Household Income $38,482
Per Capita Income $16,164


Total Housing Units 145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (40.0%)
Median Home Value $60,714
Average Home Value $140,714


Total Households 87
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 61
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 -0.05% -0.63%
Households 0.0% -0.7%
Families 0.2% -1.0%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   4.41%

Matoaka, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Matoaka 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 # 336 17th
Population Density # 184 55th
Diversity Index # 343 15th
Median Household Income # 392 3rd
Per Capita Income # 386 5th

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