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Fort Gay, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Fort Gay had a population of 706 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Gay ranks in 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 Fort Gay is located at latitude 38.1225 and longitude -82.5914 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fort Gay (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 577 feet.

The Town of Fort Gay (GNIS ID: 2390188) 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 Town of Fort Gay is located within Butler District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Gay 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 Fort Gay: Cassville.

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


Total Population 706
Daytime Population: Workers 288
Daytime Population: Residents 507
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 795
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 706
Population in Familes 591
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 843
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $20,824
Average Household Income $39,805
Per Capita Income $16,844


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 205 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $97,816


Total Households 320
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 220
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 0.02% -0.14%
Households -0.13% -0.13%
Families 1.53% -0.18%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.09%

Fort Gay, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Gay 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 # 190 53rd
Population Density # 182 55th
Diversity Index # 332 19th
Median Household Income # 398 2nd
Per Capita Income # 374 8th

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