Rowlesburg, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rowlesburg, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Rowlesburg had a population of 538 as of July 1, 2017. Rowlesburg 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 Rowlesburg is located at latitude 39.3488 and longitude -79.6767 in Preston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rowlesburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Preston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,384 feet.

The Town of Rowlesburg (GNIS ID: 2391397) 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 Rowlesburg is located within Fifth District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Preston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rowlesburg 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 Rowlesburg: Rowlesburgh, The River City, Tunnelton, Vicksburg.

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


Total Population 538
Daytime Population: Workers 120
Daytime Population: Residents 309
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 429
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 538
Population in Familes 428
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 532
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $42,353
Average Household Income $48,332
Per Capita Income $21,118


Total Housing Units 304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (22.7%)
Median Home Value $73,897
Average Home Value $92,112


Total Households 235
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 149
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 -1.13% -0.75%
Households -1.12% -0.78%
Families -1.23% -0.82%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Rowlesburg, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rowlesburg 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 # 234 42nd
Population Density # 249 39th
Diversity Index # 327 20th
Median Household Income # 129 68th
Per Capita Income # 231 43rd

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