Ritchie County WV Information

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Ritchie County WV Housing Affordability Index is 217
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

Ritchie County WV Wealth Index is 47
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 10,066
Population in Households 9,960
Population in Familes 8,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density 22
Diversity Index1 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,349
Average Household Income $51,272
Per Capita Income $21,348
Wealth Index3 47

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,843 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,356 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 833 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,654 (28.3%)
Median Home Value $91,342
Housing Affordability Index2 217
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,189
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,795
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 -0.4% -0.59%
Households -0.45% -0.62%
Families -0.62% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.31%

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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, 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 # 44 22nd
Population Density # 51 9th
Diversity Index # 46 18th
Median Household Income # 31 45th
Per Capita Income # 42 25th

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