Wood County WV Information


Wood County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 87,040
Population in Households 86,039
Population in Familes 68,188
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,001
Population Density2 238
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $44,281
Average Household Income $59,909
Per Capita Income $25,339


Total Housing Units 40,502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,682 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,860 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,960 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $123,875
Average Home Value $147,406


Total Households 36,542
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 23,918
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 0.01% -0.11%
Households -0.01% -0.13%
Families -0.17% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.79%


Wood County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wood 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 # 5 93rd
Population Density # 8 87th
Diversity Index # 20 65th
Median Household Income # 15 75th
Per Capita Income # 14 76th

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