Nicholas County WV Information


Nicholas County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 25,668
Daytime Population: Workers 9,185
Daytime Population: Residents 16,338
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,523
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 25,506
Population in Familes 20,925
Population in Group Qrtrs 162
Population Density2 40
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $40,661
Average Household Income $57,341
Per Capita Income $24,078


Total Housing Units 13,269 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,274 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,458 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,537 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $87,729
Average Home Value $110,980


Total Households 10,732
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 7,354
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 -0.3% -0.54%
Households -0.26% -0.52%
Families -0.44% -0.64%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.85%


Nicholas County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nicholas County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents 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 # 26 55th
Population Density # 35 38th
Diversity Index # 42 22nd
Median Household Income # 18 69th
Per Capita Income # 11 82nd

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