Wetzel County WV Information


Wetzel County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 16,110
Population in Households 15,986
Population in Familes 12,935
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density2 45
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $37,901
Average Household Income $51,582
Per Capita Income $21,681


Total Housing Units 8,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,133 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,599 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,441 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $88,868
Average Home Value $115,113


Total Households 6,732
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 4,548
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 -0.35% -0.7%
Households -0.42% -0.74%
Families -0.57% -0.85%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.84%


Wetzel County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wetzel 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 # 37 35th
Population Density # 32 44th
Diversity Index # 47 15th
Median Household Income # 41 27th
Per Capita Income # 39 31st

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