Masontown Town, West Virginia
Population 839

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$75,000
Half are $56,800 - $163,900
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$815
With a Mortgage
Median Monthly Rent
$597
Includes Utilities
Median Year Housing Built
1939
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$46,000
Poverty Rate
10%
Unemployment Rate
6.2%
Education
Percent with a High School Diploma
89%
Ages 25+
Percent with a College Degree
18%
Ages 25+
Percent with a Post Grad Degree
4%
Ages 25+
Percent in Public School
100%
Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School

The city of Masontown is a rural city located in northern West Virginia near the Cheat River. It is one of 10 cities in Preston County.

Masontown, WV is a Place (Town):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Masontown, WV is a part of the Morgantown, WV Metro Area.

Housing

1939

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

11.1%

Estimated Abandoned Homes

This estimate includes vacant housing that is not for rent, rented, for sale, sold, for seasonal/recreational/occasional use, or for migrant workers.

71.7%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

13

Price to Rent RatioOccupied Housing Units

The price to rent ratio compares home values to rental costs. Values over 20 indicate that it is likely more affordable to rent. Values under 15 indicate that it is likely more affordable to buy. Values between 15 and 20 indicate that extra judgment must be taken when making housing decisions. It is calculated as the median home value divided by the median annual contract rent (ie. rent without additional utilities).

$75,000

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

$815

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

0.4%

Average Annual Real Estate Taxes as a Percent of Home ValueOwner Occupied Housing Units

1.6

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

$597

Median Monthly Rent and Utility CostsRenter Occupied Housing Units with Housing Costs

Monthly housing costs include rent and utilities. When comparing to monthly ownership costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

Employment

$45,625

Median Household Income

37.0

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

10%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$21,979

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

63%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Masontown, WV generally make around 6305% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices.

6.2%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Masontown, WV, 36% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

64%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Masontown, WV, 36% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Full Time vs Part Time WorkPopulation Ages 16-64 Who Worked in the Last 12 Months

Full-time employment is typically considered 35-40 hours per week. With the exception of health care coverage, federal law does not regulate the definition of full time employment for compensation and benefits purposes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) mandates that all employees working an average of 30 or more hours per week at a large employer must be eligible for health care coverage.

Total

35+ Hours per Week
72%
15-34 Hours per Week
23%
1-14 Hours per Week
4%

Male

35+ Hours per Week
78%
15-34 Hours per Week
18%
1-14 Hours per Week
4%

Female

35+ Hours per Week
65%
15-34 Hours per Week
31%
1-14 Hours per Week
5%

Means Of Transportation To WorkWorkers Ages 16+

Car, truck, etc.
92%
Public transportation
3%
Taxi
0%
Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means
0%
Worked at Home
6%

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
11%
High School Graduate
71%
Associate's degree
5%
Bachelor's degree
9%
Master's degree
4%
Professional school degree
0%
Doctorate degree
0%
89%

Percent with a High School DiplomaPopulation Ages 25+

High school diplomas include equivalencies, but do not include those who reported completing grade 12 without a diploma.

18%

Percent with a College DegreePopulation Ages 25+

College degrees include those with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

4%

Percent with a Post Graduate DegreePopulation Ages 25+

Post graduate degrees include those with a Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

School EnrollmentPopulation Ages 5-17

Not being enrolled in school does not necessarily mean that the student dropped out. Only schools that lead to a high school diploma or college degree are included. Home schoolers were instructed to select private school. Ages 3-4 are not included because preschool programs are not usually mandated by law and only 18% of children in this age range were enrolled in Masontown, WV.

Enrolled in Public School
100%
Enrolled in Private School
0%
Not Enrolled in School
0%
100%

Percent Enrolled in Public SchoolPopulation Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School

Demographics

839

Total Population

Life Stages

Children Under 10
13%
Children 10-17
15%
Young Adult Singles
14%
Middle Aged and Married
24%
Seniors
10%
Other
25%

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Household Composition

Single female/male families do not necessarily denote single parent households. Single householders living with siblings, their aging parents, or any other relatives would be included.

Married Couples
55%
Single Female Families
11%
Single Male Families
3%
Householder Living Alone
21%
Householder Living with Non-Relative
10%

Race

White
100%
Black
0%
American Indian or Alaskan
0%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
0%
Two Plus Races
0%

Climate

The climate estimates use Masontown, WV weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at MORGANTOWN HART AP.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are lower than 68% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 59% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 64% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSWV
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0144954
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0003769
Region2013 ACS3
Division2013 ACS5
State FIPS2013 ACS54
Place FIPS2013 ACS52228
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusMasontown town
Name2013 ACSMasontown town, West Virginia
Functional Status Code2010 CensusA
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS43
State ANSI2010 Census01779805
Place ANSI2010 Census02391290
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US5452228
GEOID2013 ACS5452228
Population2010 Census546
Population2013 ACS839
Housing Units2010 Census311
Housing Units2013 ACS413
Land Area2013 ACS0.3 square miles
Water Area2010 Census0
Population Density2013 ACS3,017.0 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[39.545759,-79.806955], [39.557066,-79.793607],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS39.551297740678, -79.80039814806
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusC1
Place Size Code2010 Census08