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Boomer, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Boomer Census Designated Place had a population of 606 as of July 1, 2015. Boomer 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 Boomer is located at latitude 38.1486 and longitude -81.2751 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Boomer Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 650 feet.

The Boomer Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586768) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Boomer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Boomer, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 606
Population in Households 606
Population in Familes 495
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 438
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 278
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 183
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $125,806
Average Home Value $149,877


Median Household Income $43,117
Average Household Income $46,662
Per Capita Income $21,534
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.27%
Households -0.07% -0.14%
Families 0.32% -0.22%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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.

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Boomer, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boomer to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 213 47th
Population Density1 # 282 30th
Diversity Index2 # 46 89th
Median Household Income # 91 78th
Per Capita Income # 147 64th

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