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Summersville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Summersville had a population of 3,538 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Summersville is located at latitude 38.2812 and longitude -80.8526 in Nicholas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Summersville encompass a land area of 4.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Nicholas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,880 feet.

The City of Summersville (GNIS ID: 2391433) 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 Summersville is located within Summersville District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nicholas County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Summersville: Nicholas Court House, Somerville.

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Summersville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Summersville, WV Housing Affordability Index is 138
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Summersville, WV Wealth Index is 53
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,538 (100%)
Population in Households 3,477 (98.3%)
Population in Families 2,661 (75.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 61 ( 1.7%)
Population Density 789
Diversity Index2 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,303
Average Household Income $56,982
Per Capita Income $25,621
Wealth Index4 53

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,034 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 589 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $139,431
Housing Affordability Index3 138
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,623
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 974
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.1% -0.37%
Households -0.11% -0.37%
Families 0.0% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.43%

Summersville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Summersville to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 44 89th
Population Density # 194 52nd
Diversity Index # 192 53rd
Median Household Income # 264 35th
Per Capita Income # 98 76th

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