Belington, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belington, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Belington had a population of 2,044 as of July 1, 2015. Belington ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belington is located at latitude 39.0151 and longitude -79.9408 in Barbour County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Belington (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Barbour County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,703 feet.

The Town of Belington (GNIS ID: 2390718) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Belington is located within South District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barbour County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belington: Barker Settlement, Laurel Hill.

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Belington, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,044
Population in Households 1,973
Population in Familes 1,628
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 992
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 818
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 574
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 928 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 589 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 228 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $85,185
Average Home Value $102,872


Median Household Income $29,112
Average Household Income $41,472
Per Capita Income $16,204
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.19% 0.8%
Households 1.01% 0.82%
Families 0.89% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Belington, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belington to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 80 80th
Population Density1 # 159 61st
Diversity Index2 # 303 24th
Median Household Income # 339 16th
Per Capita Income # 353 12th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.