Pennsboro, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Pennsboro, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Pennsboro had a population of 1,122 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Pennsboro is located at latitude 39.2841 and longitude -80.9661 in Ritchie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pennsboro (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 1,122
Population in Households 1,122
Population in Familes 865
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 416
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $34,906
Average Household Income $54,670
Per Capita Income $23,410


Total Housing Units 590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 361 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $89,159
Average Home Value $137,742


Total Households 496
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 308
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.52% -0.56%
Households -0.62% -0.65%
Families -0.16% -0.72%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Pennsboro, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pennsboro to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 141 65th
Population Density # 289 29th
Diversity Index # 252 38th
Median Household Income # 292 28th
Per Capita Income # 139 66th

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