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Hometown, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Hometown Census Designated Place had a population of 684 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hometown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 684
Daytime Population: Workers 27
Daytime Population: Residents 502
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 529
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 684
Population in Familes 559
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 853
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $40,327
Average Household Income $53,507
Per Capita Income $22,145


Total Housing Units 306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $97,321
Average Home Value $144,231


Total Households 289
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 199
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 0.33% 0.32%
Households 0.34% 0.28%
Families 0.42% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 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 # 193 53rd
Population Density # 180 56th
Diversity Index # 369 10th
Median Household Income # 171 58th
Per Capita Income # 178 56th

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