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Winfield, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Winfield had a population of 2,564 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Winfield is located at latitude 38.5266 and longitude -81.8852 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Winfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 600 feet.

The Town of Winfield (GNIS ID: 2391489) 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 Winfield is located within Scott District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Putnam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Winfield 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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Winfield, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,564
Daytime Population: Workers 1,082
Daytime Population: Residents 1,378
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,460
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 2,560
Population in Familes 2,161
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 1,065
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $58,609
Average Household Income $70,131
Per Capita Income $28,135


Total Housing Units 1,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 818 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $163,385
Average Home Value $183,944


Total Households 1,029
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 738
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 1.5% 0.81%
Households 1.56% 0.84%
Families 1.55% 0.69%
Median Household Income   0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.43%

Winfield, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winfield 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 # 66 84th
Population Density # 142 65th
Diversity Index # 133 67th
Median Household Income # 16 96th
Per Capita Income # 47 89th

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