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Rowlesburg, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Rowlesburg had a population of 552 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.3484 and longitude -79.6709 in Preston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rowlesburg 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rowlesburg: Rowlesburgh, The River City, Tunnelton, Vicksburg.

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Rowlesburg, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rowlesburg, WV Housing Affordability Index is 306
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Rowlesburg, WV Wealth Index is 53
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 552 (100%)
Population in Households 552 (100.0%)
Population in Families 438 (79.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 546
Diversity Index2 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,671
Average Household Income $50,944
Per Capita Income $22,260
Wealth Index4 53

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 196 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $74,627
Housing Affordability Index3 306
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 240
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.61% -0.44%
Households -0.65% -0.42%
Families -0.75% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Rowlesburg, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rowlesburg to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 232 43rd
Population Density # 252 38th
Diversity Index # 332 18th
Median Household Income # 181 55th
Per Capita Income # 197 51st

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