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Bayard, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Bayard had a population of 305 as of July 1, 2017. Bayard 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 Bayard is located at latitude 39.2711 and longitude -79.3662 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bayard (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,342 feet.

The Town of Bayard (GNIS ID: 2390716) 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 Town of Bayard is located within Union District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bayard 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 Bayard: Baird.

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


Total Population 305
Daytime Population: Workers 14
Daytime Population: Residents 172
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 186
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 305
Population in Familes 261
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 981
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $32,250
Average Household Income $44,007
Per Capita Income $18,536


Total Housing Units 161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $84,043
Average Home Value $95,370


Total Households 133
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 96
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 0.7% 0.65%
Households 0.75% 0.59%
Families 1.53% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Bayard, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bayard 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 # 297 27th
Population Density # 157 61st
Diversity Index # 337 16th
Median Household Income # 314 23rd
Per Capita Income # 334 18th

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