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Hometown, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Hometown Census Designated Place had a population of 682 as of July 1, 2018. Hometown 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 Hometown is located at latitude 38.5288 and longitude -81.8552 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Hometown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 581 feet.

The Hometown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586829) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Hometown Census Designated Place is located within Buffalo-Union District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Putnam County.

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Hometown, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 682
Population in Households 682
Population in Familes 556
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 850
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $40,688
Average Household Income $55,327
Per Capita Income $22,885


Total Housing Units 309 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 215 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $102,273
Average Home Value $153,256


Total Households 288
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 199
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.25% 0.29%
Households 0.26% 0.28%
Families 0.37% 0.2%
Median Household Income   4.7%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Hometown, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hometown to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 196 52nd
Population Density # 188 54th
Diversity Index # 357 12th
Median Household Income # 178 56th
Per Capita Income # 165 60th

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