Davis, West Virginia

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Davis, West Virginia

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High Points

Davis strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Davis Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Davis, West Virginia

Comparing Davis to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 7
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 6
Male Share of the Population 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 5
Average Household Size 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 8
People in Middle Class or Better 3 6
College Educated Adults 3 3
Median Family Income 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 8
People Living Alone 9 7
Affordability of Rents 8 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Davis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 95 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Tucker
Standard Zip Codes 26260
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.128
Longitude -79.465

Davis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 77 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches
Station BAYARD
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 54 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station OAKLAND 1 SE
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches
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Davis Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 624 100%
Male 286 45.8%
Female 338 54.2%
Under 18 137 22%
18+ 487 78%
65+ 137 22%
Median Age 41.5
Average Family Size 2.76
White 611 97.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 12 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Davis Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 577
Growth -47
Growth % -7.5%

Davis Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 24.8%
US/American 14%
English 11.9%
Irish 9.7%
Italian 9.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.3%
Dutch 3.9%
Polish 3%
Slovene 2.6%
Norwegian 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
European 1.5%
Lithuanian 1.5%
Swedish 0.9%
Austrian 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Swiss 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Croatian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Davis, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Canaan Valley (26260)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Davis 624 $31,333
Bayard 299 $31,750
Hambleton 246 $31,250
Harman 126 $31,563
Hendricks 319 $27,500
Parsons 1,463 $31,645
Thomas 452 $25,417
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Davis High Schools (2004)

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A Title I School.
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.1

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Historic Davis


Great Falls of the Blackwater 1892 (est.)

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Great Falls of the Blackwater 1892 (est.)

Birth of a city c1885.

The falls of the Blackwater. 1892 (est.)

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