Paden City, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Paden City had a population of 2,518 as of July 1, 2017. Paden City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Paden City is located at latitude 39.603 and longitude -80.9353 in Tyler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paden City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tyler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 659 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Paden City are located in Tyler County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Wetzel County.

The City of Paden City (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Paden City is located within District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tyler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Paden City 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 Paden City: Paden Valley, Paden's Bottom, Padens Valley, Paden's Valley, Padensvalley, Padenvalley.

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


Total Population 2,518
Daytime Population: Workers 812
Daytime Population: Residents 1,584
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,396
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 2,518
Population in Familes 2,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,979
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $33,844
Average Household Income $44,715
Per Capita Income $19,330


Total Housing Units 1,272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 825 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 275 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $82,718
Average Home Value $103,360


Total Households 1,100
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 746
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 -0.61% -0.64%
Households -0.53% -0.59%
Families -0.52% -0.73%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Paden City, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paden City 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 # 67 84th
Population Density # 14 97th
Diversity Index # 334 18th
Median Household Income # 291 28th
Per Capita Income # 304 25th

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