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Peterstown, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Peterstown had a population of 658 as of July 1, 2017. Peterstown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Peterstown is located at latitude 37.399 and longitude -80.795 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Peterstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,621 feet.

The Town of Peterstown (GNIS ID: 2391358) 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 Peterstown is located within Western District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monroe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Peterstown 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 Peterstown: Peters Town.

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


Total Population 658
Daytime Population: Workers 393
Daytime Population: Residents 405
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 798
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 658
Population in Familes 527
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,079
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $37,708
Average Household Income $44,168
Per Capita Income $18,936


Total Housing Units 346 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $111,290
Average Home Value $124,167


Total Households 289
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 186
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 0.11% -0.18%
Households 0.1% -0.21%
Families 1.17% -0.32%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Peterstown, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peterstown 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 # 200 51st
Population Density # 41 90th
Diversity Index # 234 42nd
Median Household Income # 226 44th
Per Capita Income # 318 22nd

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