Minden, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Minden, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Minden Census Designated Place (historical) had a population of 258 as of July 1, 2016. Minden 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 Minden is located at latitude 37.9768 and longitude -81.1161 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Minden Census Designated Place (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,565 feet.

The Minden Census Designated Place (historical) (GNIS ID: 2586854) has a X0 Census Class Code which indicates deleted feature that was a non-governmental entity. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Minden Census Designated Place (historical) is located within Plateau District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Minden 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 Minden: Ogden, Rend, Wren.

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Minden Census Designated Place (historical), WV Boundary Map

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


Total Population 258
Population in Households 258
Population in Familes 205
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 522
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 105
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $75,962
Average Home Value $90,190


Median Household Income $36,089
Average Household Income $49,904
Per Capita Income $20,806
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.08%
Households 0.62% 0.19%
Families 1.21% 0.29%
Median Household Income   -0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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.

Minden, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Minden 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 # 322 21st
Population Density1 # 257 37th
Diversity Index2 # 84 80th
Median Household Income # 233 43rd
Per Capita Income # 207 49th

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