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Hinton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Hinton had a population of 2,589 as of July 1, 2017. Hinton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hinton is located at latitude 37.6745 and longitude -80.8811 in Summers County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hinton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.8 sq. miles. Summers County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,463 feet.

The City of Hinton (GNIS ID: 2390600) 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 Hinton is located within New River District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Summers County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hinton 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 Hinton: Upper Hinton.

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


Total Population 2,589
Daytime Population: Workers 2,029
Daytime Population: Residents 1,752
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,781
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.46
Population in Households 2,572
Population in Familes 1,838
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 1,160
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $29,165
Average Household Income $40,694
Per Capita Income $19,410


Total Housing Units 1,648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 708 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 526 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 413 (25.1%)
Median Home Value $73,469
Average Home Value $90,148


Total Households 1,235
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 652
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 -0.45% -0.63%
Households -0.45% -0.64%
Families -0.5% -0.81%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Hinton, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hinton 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 # 65 84th
Population Density # 131 68th
Diversity Index # 76 81st
Median Household Income # 362 11th
Per Capita Income # 300 26th

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