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Pennsboro, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Pennsboro had a population of 1,166 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Pennsboro is located at latitude 39.2851 and longitude -80.9684 in Ritchie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pennsboro encompass a land area of 2.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Ritchie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 866 feet.

The City of Pennsboro (GNIS ID: 2390634) 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 City of Pennsboro is located within Clay District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ritchie County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pennsboro: Pennsborough.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Pennsboro, WV Housing Affordability Index is 184
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

Pennsboro, WV Wealth Index is 32
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 1,166 (100%)
Population in Households 1,166 (100.0%)
Population in Families 901 (77.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 432
Diversity Index2 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,821
Average Household Income $42,444
Per Capita Income $18,274
Wealth Index4 32

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 388 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $91,458
Housing Affordability Index3 184
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 518
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 320
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 -0.05% -0.29%
Households -0.08% -0.31%
Families 0.27% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

Pennsboro, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pennsboro to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 139 66th
Population Density # 284 30th
Diversity Index # 273 33rd
Median Household Income # 316 22nd
Per Capita Income # 321 21st

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