Preston County WV Information


Preston County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 35,546
Population in Households 32,065
Population in Familes 26,122
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,481
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $46,523
Average Household Income $59,053
Per Capita Income $23,637


Total Housing Units 15,602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,535 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,732 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,335 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $124,396
Average Home Value $145,857


Total Households 13,267
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 9,188
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 0.71% 0.27%
Households 0.35% 0.3%
Families 0.2% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.18%


Preston County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Preston County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents 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 # 17 71st
Population Density # 27 53rd
Diversity Index # 36 38th
Median Household Income # 7 89th
Per Capita Income # 19 67th

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