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Pine Grove, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Pine Grove had a population of 527 as of July 1, 2017. Pine Grove 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 Pine Grove is located at latitude 39.5635 and longitude -80.6848 in Wetzel County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pine Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Wetzel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 715 feet.

The Town of Pine Grove (GNIS ID: 2391361) 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 Pine Grove is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wetzel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pine Grove 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 Pine Grove: Big Forks of Fishing Creek, Pinegrove.

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Pine Grove, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 527
Daytime Population: Workers 396
Daytime Population: Residents 392
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 788
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.50
Population in Households 527
Population in Familes 432
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,497
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $41,941
Average Household Income $55,145
Per Capita Income $22,612


Total Housing Units 246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $81,944
Average Home Value $126,461


Total Households 214
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 149
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 -0.64% -1.01%
Households -0.57% -0.95%
Families -0.27% -1.1%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Pine Grove, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pine Grove 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 # 238 42nd
Population Density # 95 77th
Diversity Index # 339 17th
Median Household Income # 137 66th
Per Capita Income # 154 62nd

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