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Thomas, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Thomas had a population of 559 as of July 1, 2017. Thomas ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Thomas is located at latitude 39.1449 and longitude -79.4954 in Tucker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thomas (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Tucker County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3,035 feet.

The City of Thomas (GNIS ID: 2390662) 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 Thomas is located within Fairfax District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tucker County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thomas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 559
Daytime Population: Workers 319
Daytime Population: Residents 380
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 699
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 494
Population in Familes 360
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 125
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $33,004
Average Household Income $41,175
Per Capita Income $18,912


Total Housing Units 345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (30.7%)
Median Home Value $105,303
Average Home Value $118,343


Total Households 239
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 134
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 -0.65% -0.58%
Households -0.78% -0.68%
Families 0.42% -0.76%
Median Household Income   0.31%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

Thomas, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thomas 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 # 229 43rd
Population Density # 383 6th
Diversity Index # 389 4th
Median Household Income # 302 26th
Per Capita Income # 319 21st

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