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Albright, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Albright had a population of 291 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Albright is located at latitude 39.4947 and longitude -79.6398 in Preston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Albright (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2390699) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Albright 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 Albright: Albrights, Albrightsville.

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


Total Population 291
Daytime Population: Workers 59
Daytime Population: Residents 174
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 233
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 291
Population in Familes 239
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,254
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $39,301
Average Household Income $49,802
Per Capita Income $19,631


Total Housing Units 128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $83,333
Average Home Value $122,872


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 83
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 -0.37% -0.28%
Households -0.35% -0.34%
Families 0.68% -0.49%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Albright, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albright 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 # 301 26th
Population Density # 121 70th
Diversity Index # 283 31st
Median Household Income # 192 53rd
Per Capita Income # 290 29th

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