Westover, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westover, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Westover had a population of 4,076 as of July 1, 2017. Westover ranks in the upper 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 Westover is located at latitude 39.6352 and longitude -79.9674 in Monongalia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westover (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monongalia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 945 feet.

The City of Westover (GNIS ID: 2390671) 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 Westover is located within Western District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monongalia County.

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


Total Population 4,076
Daytime Population: Workers 1,405
Daytime Population: Residents 2,153
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,558
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 4,075
Population in Familes 2,791
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 2,712
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $43,730
Average Household Income $56,669
Per Capita Income $26,290


Total Housing Units 2,059 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 947 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 948 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $138,149
Average Home Value $157,709


Total Households 1,895
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,007
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 0.33% 0.63%
Households 0.38% 0.69%
Families 0.26% 0.43%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Westover, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westover 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 # 37 91st
Population Density # 19 96th
Diversity Index # 50 88th
Median Household Income # 105 74th
Per Capita Income # 61 85th

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