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Falling Waters, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Falling Waters Census Designated Place had a population of 1,263 as of July 1, 2016. Falling Waters ranks in the upper 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 Falling Waters is located at latitude 39.5638 and longitude -77.8875 in Berkeley County. 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. Berkeley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 394 feet.

The Falling Waters Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586801) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Falling Waters Census Designated Place is located within Potomac District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berkeley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Falling Waters population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Falling Waters: Fallingwater.

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Falling Waters, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,263
Population in Households 1,257
Population in Familes 1,006
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,014
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 488
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 335
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 395 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $196,649
Average Home Value $204,453


Median Household Income $59,047
Average Household Income $68,688
Per Capita Income $26,607
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 6.03% 4.33%
Households 6.05% 4.36%
Families 6.05% 4.22%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 131 68th
Population Density1 # 152 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 29 93rd
Median Household Income # 14 97th
Per Capita Income # 49 88th

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