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Pennsboro, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Pennsboro had a population of 1,121 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pennsboro 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 Pennsboro: Pennsborough.

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


Total Population 1,121
Daytime Population: Workers 1,464
Daytime Population: Residents 696
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,160
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.93
Population in Households 1,121
Population in Familes 868
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 415
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $32,664
Average Household Income $49,216
Per Capita Income $21,224


Total Housing Units 590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 352 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $85,677
Average Home Value $131,766


Total Households 498
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 310
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 -0.6% -0.61%
Households -0.65% -0.65%
Families -0.09% -0.79%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

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, 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 # 138 66th
Population Density # 289 29th
Diversity Index # 271 33rd
Median Household Income # 306 25th
Per Capita Income # 228 44th

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