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Prichard, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Prichard Census Designated Place had a population of 544 as of July 1, 2020. Prichard 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 Prichard is located at latitude 38.2401 and longitude -82.5985 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Prichard Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The Prichard Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586869) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Prichard Census Designated Place is located within Butler District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.


Prichard, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 544 (100%)
Population in Households 544 (100.0%)
Population in Families 468 (86.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 491
Diversity Index2 5


Median Household Income $48,073
Average Household Income $55,617
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $21,373
Wealth Index5 47


Total HU (Housing Units) 249 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $113,636
Average Home Value $125,441
Housing Affordability Index3 268


Total Households 216
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 164
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.31% -0.15%
Households 0.42% -0.19%
Families 1.01% -0.12%
Median Household Income   0.31%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.24%


Prichard, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prichard to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 233 43rd
Population Density # 265 35th
Median Household Income # 90 78th
Housing Affordability Index # 232 57th
Per Capita Income # 233 43rd
Diversity Index # 338 17th

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