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Belva, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Belva Census Designated Place had a population of 88 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belva: Nicholas Roads.

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Belva, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 88
Daytime Population: Workers 14
Daytime Population: Residents 60
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 74
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 88
Population in Familes 75
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 642
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $44,522
Average Household Income $50,966
Per Capita Income $19,157


Total Housing Units 44 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $68,182
Average Home Value $75,000


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.05% -0.93%
Households -1.04% -1.08%
Families -0.5% -0.75%
Median Household Income   0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

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, 2017 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 # 396 2nd
Population Density # 223 45th
Diversity Index # 338 16th
Median Household Income # 95 77th
Per Capita Income # 309 24th

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