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The Town of Albright had a population of 222 as of July 1, 2022. Albright ranks in the lower 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 Albright is located at latitude 39.494 and longitude -79.6428 in Preston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Albright encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Preston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

The Town of Albright 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 Albright is located within Fourth District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Preston County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Albright: Albrights, Albrightsville.

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Albright, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 222 (100%)
Population in Households 222 (100.0%)
Population in Families 182 (82.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 957
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $43,256
Average Household Income $54,369
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $23,686
Wealth Index5 36


Total HU (Housing Units) 101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $111,111
Average Home Value $130,208
Housing Affordability Index3 200


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -4.97% -0.55%
Households -0.96% -0.44%
Families   -0.64%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   3.02%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.29%

Albright, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albright to the other 439 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 328 26th
Population Density # 157 64th
Median Household Income # 265 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 196 45th
Per Capita Income # 301 32nd
Diversity Index # 395 10th

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