Follansbee, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Follansbee, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Follansbee had a population of 2,977 as of July 1, 2016. Follansbee ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Follansbee is located at latitude 40.3388 and longitude -80.5997 in Brooke County. The formal boundaries for the City of Follansbee (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Brooke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 669 feet.

The City of Follansbee (GNIS ID: 2390587) 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 City of Follansbee is located within Follansbee District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brooke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Follansbee 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 Follansbee: Cross Creek.

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


Total Population 2,977
Population in Households 2,956
Population in Familes 2,334
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 1,615
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 1,304
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 826
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 883 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 421 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $95,833
Average Home Value $118,998


Median Household Income $48,220
Average Household Income $58,844
Per Capita Income $25,804
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.18%
Households 0.02% -0.14%
Families -0.31% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
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.

Follansbee, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Follansbee 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 # 54 87th
Population Density1 # 91 78th
Diversity Index2 # 298 27th
Median Household Income # 59 86th
Per Capita Income # 58 86th

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