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Summersville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Summersville had a population of 3,395 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Summersville is located at latitude 38.287 and longitude -80.8415 in Nicholas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Summersville (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Summersville 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 Summersville: Nicholas Court House, Somerville.

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


Total Population 3,395
Daytime Population: Workers 5,144
Daytime Population: Residents 2,092
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,236
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.13
Population in Households 3,335
Population in Familes 2,562
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density2 762
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $42,878
Average Household Income $58,215
Per Capita Income $26,455


Total Housing Units 1,769 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,011 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 550 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $94,328
Average Home Value $128,812


Total Households 1,561
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 942
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 -0.7% -0.74%
Households -0.68% -0.77%
Families -0.46% -0.93%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Summersville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Summersville 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 # 45 89th
Population Density # 197 52nd
Diversity Index # 174 57th
Median Household Income # 117 71st
Per Capita Income # 58 86th

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