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Harrisville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Harrisville had a population of 1,799 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Harrisville is located at latitude 39.2119 and longitude -81.0485 in Ritchie County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Harrisville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ritchie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

The Town of Harrisville (GNIS ID: 2390233) 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 Harrisville is located within Union District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ritchie County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrisville: Ritchie Court House, Solus.

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


Total Population 1,799
Daytime Population: Workers 1,090
Daytime Population: Residents 1,027
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,117
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 1,712
Population in Familes 1,361
Population in Group Qrtrs 87
Population Density2 1,136
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $37,646
Average Household Income $51,658
Per Capita Income $22,192


Total Housing Units 895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 517 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 235 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $88,136
Average Home Value $118,314


Total Households 752
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 485
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 -0.58% -0.54%
Households -0.63% -0.59%
Families -0.31% -0.67%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Harrisville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrisville 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 # 90 78th
Population Density # 136 67th
Diversity Index # 267 34th
Median Household Income # 230 43rd
Per Capita Income # 175 57th

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