Taylor County WV Information


Taylor County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 17,549
Daytime Population: Workers 3,649
Daytime Population: Residents 10,330
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,979
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 17,038
Population in Familes 13,999
Population in Group Qrtrs 511
Population Density2 102
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $43,624
Average Household Income $57,373
Per Capita Income $23,689


Total Housing Units 7,842 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,312 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,786 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 744 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $91,869
Average Home Value $133,896


Total Households 7,098
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 4,863
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 0.53% 0.29%
Households 0.64% 0.36%
Families 0.46% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.84%


Taylor County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taylor County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents 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 # 34 40th
Population Density # 16 73rd
Diversity Index # 31 44th
Median Household Income # 7 89th
Per Capita Income # 16 73rd

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