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Belva, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Belva Census Designated Place had a population of 87 as of July 1, 2016. Belva 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 Belva is located at latitude 38.2337 and longitude -81.1878 in Nicholas County. The formal boundaries for the Belva Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Nicholas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 696 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Belva Census Designated Place are located in Nicholas County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Fayette County.

The Belva Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586760) 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 Belva Census Designated Place is located within Jefferson District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nicholas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belva 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 Belva: Nicholas Roads.

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


Total Population 87
Population in Households 87
Population in Familes 74
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 635
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 37
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 44 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $58,333
Average Home Value $69,828


Median Household Income $41,973
Average Household Income $46,618
Per Capita Income $17,724
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.4% -1.18%
Households -1.63% -1.11%
Families -0.58% -1.53%
Median Household Income   -1.53%
Per Capita Income   0.69%
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.

Belva, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belva 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 # 397 2nd
Population Density1 # 231 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 343 17th
Median Household Income # 110 73rd
Per Capita Income # 338 17th

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