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Tunnelton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Tunnelton had a population of 291 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Tunnelton is located at latitude 39.3918 and longitude -79.7484 in Preston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tunnelton encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Preston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,824 feet.

The Town of Tunnelton (GNIS ID: 2391453) 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 Tunnelton is located within Fifth District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Preston County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tunnelton: Anderson, Cassadys Summit, Cassedays Summit, Cassidys Summit, Greigsville.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Tunnelton, WV Housing Affordability Index is 305
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

Tunnelton, WV Wealth Index is 57
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 291 (100%)
Population in Households 291 (100.0%)
Population in Families 243 (83.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 869
Diversity Index2 7
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $63,813
Per Capita Income $24,818
Wealth Index4 57

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $92,045
Housing Affordability Index3 305
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 109
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 79
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 -0.11% -0.14%
Households -0.1% -0.18%
Families 0.71% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.64%

Tunnelton, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tunnelton 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 # 309 24th
Population Density # 183 55th
Diversity Index # 243 41st
Median Household Income # 88 78th
Per Capita Income # 116 72nd

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