Harrisville, West Virginia

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Harrisville, West Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Harrisville Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Harrisville Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Harrisville Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Harrisville Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Harrisville, West Virginia

Comparing Harrisville 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
Age of the Population 8 5
Senior Citizens 8 6
Female Share of the Population 7 3
Male Share of the Population 5 8
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 8
Average Household Size 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 4 7
People in Middle Class or Better 3 6
College Educated Adults 3 3
People Above Poverty 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4
Public Transportation Use 2 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Housing Recently Built 7 9
People Living Alone 7 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 9

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Harrisville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 67 miles NE of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Ritchie
Standard Zip Codes 26362
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.209
Longitude -81.051

Harrisville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CAIRO
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station WEST UNION 2
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
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Harrisville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,842 100%
Male 876 47.6%
Female 966 52.4%
Under 18 374 20.3%
18+ 1,468 79.7%
65+ 355 19.3%
Median Age 40.5
Average Family Size 2.8
White 1,816 98.6%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 6 0.3%
Mixed Race 14 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 0.8%

Estimated Harrisville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,861
Growth 19
Growth % 1%

Harrisville 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
US/American 34.5%
English 15.5%
Irish 14.4%
German 13.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.9%
Dutch 4.1%
Scottish 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Polish 0.8%
Italian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
British 0.4%
European 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hazelgreen (26362)
Mahone (26362)
Newberne (26362)

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)
Harrisville 1,842 $38,083
Auburn 103 $19,375
Cairo 263 $29,792
Ellenboro 373 $26,563
Pennsboro 1,199 $30,313
Pullman 169 $19,821
West Union 806 $21,875

Harrisville Public Libraries

Ritchie County Public Library
130 N. COURT ST.
Harrisville, West Virginia
(304) 643-2717

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