Ritchie County WV Information


Ritchie County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 10,025
Daytime Population: Workers 3,771
Daytime Population: Residents 6,138
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,909
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 9,919
Population in Familes 8,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density2 22
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $37,374
Average Household Income $49,741
Per Capita Income $20,893


Total Housing Units 5,801 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,190 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 986 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,625 (28.0%)
Median Home Value $89,531
Average Home Value $123,981


Total Households 4,176
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,794
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 -0.57% -0.64%
Households -0.61% -0.67%
Families -0.79% -0.79%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.71%


Ritchie County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ritchie County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents 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 # 44 22nd
Population Density # 51 9th
Diversity Index # 47 16th
Median Household Income # 38 33rd
Per Capita Income # 43 24th

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