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Falling Waters, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Falling Waters Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Berkeley County at latitude 39.5638 and longitude -77.8875. Berkeley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 394 feet.

The formal official name is the Falling Waters Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Falling Waters, West Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Falling Waters indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Falling Waters Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Falling Waters: Fallingwater.

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


Total Population 1,224
Population in Households 1,217
Population in Familes 977
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 983
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 478
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 330
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 558 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 387 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $174,764
Average Home Value $189,470


Median Household Income $54,392
Average Household Income $65,424
Per Capita Income $25,409
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 8.19% 3.49%
Households 8.5% 3.51%
Families 8.64% 3.4%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.


Falling Waters, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Falling Waters 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 # 137 66th
Population Density1 # 158 61st
Diversity Index2 # 28 93rd
Median Household Income # 23 95th
Per Capita Income # 60 85th

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