WV

National Population : 333,590,059
West Virginia State Population : 1,692,126

About Short Gap, WV

Short Gap, WV is located in Mineral County in the state of West Virginia.

The total City Population for Short Gap is about 5,439 with about people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 14,058.

The Average Home Value is $122,200.00, which is roughly 28% higher than the Average Home Value of $87,464.00 for the state of West Virginia, and roughly 35% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $44,109.00, which is roughly 16% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $36,951.00 for the state of West Virginia, and roughly 23% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Short Gap is about .

West Virginia is ranked #33 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 33.11 out of 100.

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Voting

Mineral County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 73.5% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 78%
Democratic: 20.67%
Libertarian: 1.15%
Green: 0.19%


Nearby Locations

Piedmont, WV (4.98 mi.)
Medley, WV (6.16 mi.)
Burlington, WV (6.16 mi.)
New Creek, WV (8.82 mi.)
Elk Garden, WV (11.42 mi.)
Fort Ashby, WV (11.48 mi.)
Junction, WV (12.72 mi.)
Purgitsville, WV (12.72 mi.)
Three Chrs, WV (13.50 mi.)
Three Churches, WV (13.50 mi.)
Romney, WV (13.50 mi.)
Springfield, WV (15.18 mi.)
Ridgeley, WV (15.43 mi.)
Carpendale, WV (15.43 mi.)
Patterson Crk, WV (15.43 mi.)
Wiley Ford, WV (16.94 mi.)
Shanks, WV (18.95 mi.)
Lahmansville, WV (19.19 mi.)
Green Spring, WV (19.23 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 26726
Latitude : 39.418010
Longitude : -79.006773
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 983 ft.
Area Code(s) : 304, 681

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.36
Male Population Estimate : 46.54%
Female Population Estimate : 48.11%
Median Age : 41.0
Male Median Age : 39.1
Female Median Age : 43.2

White Population Estimate : 89.96%
Black Population Estimate : 5.01%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 0.90%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.51%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.04%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.60%
Other Population Estimate : 0.22%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Short Gap specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Mineral County: Data Not Available
Average # of Violent Crimes for Mineral County: About 242 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Mineral County is about 16% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.