Switzer is a census-designated place (CDP) in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 595 at the 2010 census.
The community was, most likely, named after the local Switzer family.
Switzer is located along Island Creek and West Virginia Route 44.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km2); 2.3 square miles (6.1 km2) of this is land, and 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2) is water.
At the 2000 census there were 1,138 people, 466 households, and 322 families in the CDP. The population density was 118.3 people per square mile (45.7/km2). There were 537 housing units at an average density of 55.8/sq mi (21.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.78% White, 3.08% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97%.
Of the 466 households 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 27.3% of households were one person and 13.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.96.
The age distribution was 24.0% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years.