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Belington, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Belington is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Barbour County at latitude 39.0151 and longitude -79.9408. Barbour County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,703 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Belington, but most people and references simply refer to it as Belington, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Belington indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Belington, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,947
Population in Households 1,903
Population in Familes 1,568
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density1 945
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 791
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 555
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 907 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 571 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 221 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $83,081
Average Home Value $89,323


Median Household Income $28,921
Average Household Income $40,956
Per Capita Income $16,249
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.32% 0.14%
Households 0.45% 0.2%
Families 0.3% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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, 2014 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 # 82 80th
Population Density1 # 167 59th
Diversity Index2 # 297 26th
Median Household Income # 329 18th
Per Capita Income # 354 12th

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