Paden City, WV Profile: Facts & Data

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Paden City, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Paden City had a population of 2,617 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.6029 and longitude -80.9368 in Tyler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paden City 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Paden City, WV Housing Affordability Index is 224
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Paden City, WV Wealth Index is 42
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,617 (100%)
Population in Households 2,617 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,118 (80.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 3,096
Diversity Index2 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,708
Average Household Income $46,789
Per Capita Income $20,053
Wealth Index4 42

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 842 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 290 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $86,663
Housing Affordability Index3 224
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,132
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 764
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.07% -0.56%
Households -0.1% -0.59%
Families -0.15% -0.72%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Paden City, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paden City to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 64 84th
Population Density # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 322 21st
Median Household Income # 226 44th
Per Capita Income # 264 35th

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