Paw Paw, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Paw Paw, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Paw Paw had a population of 453 as of July 1, 2018. Paw Paw 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 Paw Paw is located at latitude 39.5313 and longitude -78.4553 in Morgan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Paw Paw (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Morgan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 574 feet.

The Town of Paw Paw (GNIS ID: 2391352) 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 Paw Paw is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Morgan County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Paw Paw: Pawpaw.

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


Total Population 453
Population in Households 453
Population in Familes 352
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 854
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $42,475
Average Household Income $55,256
Per Capita Income $23,450


Total Housing Units 263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (24.7%)
Median Home Value $106,081
Average Home Value $124,664


Total Households 198
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 124
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 -1.38% -0.81%
Households -1.43% -0.82%
Families -0.66% -0.99%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Paw Paw, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paw Paw 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 # 258 37th
Population Density # 186 54th
Diversity Index # 45 89th
Median Household Income # 142 65th
Per Capita Income # 137 66th

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