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The Town of Blacksville had a population of 188 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Blacksville is located at latitude 39.7201 and longitude -80.212 in Monongalia County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blacksville encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Monongalia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 984 feet.

The Town of Blacksville 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 Blacksville is located within Western District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monongalia County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Blacksville: Dunkard, Hampshire Town, New Hampshire, Thomas.

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Blacksville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 188 (100%)
Population in Households 188 (100.0%)
Population in Families 157 (83.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 628
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $51,217
Average Household Income $74,064
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $29,783
Wealth Index5 85


Total HU (Housing Units) 87 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $203,846
Housing Affordability Index3 188


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.85% 0.63%
Households 0.98% 0.77%
Families 1.44% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   3.46%
Owner Occupied HU   0.92%

Blacksville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blacksville to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 352 13th
Population Density # 231 43rd
Median Household Income # 113 72nd
Housing Affordability Index # 70 17th
Per Capita Income # 75 82nd
Diversity Index # 147 63rd

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