Upshur County WV Information


Upshur County Subdivisions

Upshur County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 25,314
Population in Households 24,099
Population in Familes 19,399
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,215
Population Density2 71
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $38,919
Average Household Income $53,731
Per Capita Income $21,904


Total Housing Units 11,700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,115 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,917 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,668 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $120,091
Average Home Value $151,708


Total Households 10,032
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 6,722
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 0.52% 0.37%
Households 0.51% 0.37%
Families 0.36% 0.26%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.51%


Upshur County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Upshur County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 27 53rd
Population Density # 21 64th
Diversity Index # 30 47th
Median Household Income # 31 45th
Per Capita Income # 35 38th

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