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Bayard, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Bayard had a population of 301 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bayard: Baird.

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


Total Population 301
Population in Households 301
Population in Familes 258
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 969
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 131
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $81,548
Average Home Value $93,925


Median Household Income $30,688
Average Household Income $42,637
Per Capita Income $17,787
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.59%
Households 0.62% 0.6%
Families 1.61% 0.42%
Median Household Income   -0.65%
Per Capita Income   0.37%
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.

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, 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 # 301 26th
Population Density1 # 160 61st
Diversity Index2 # 333 17th
Median Household Income # 311 23rd
Per Capita Income # 335 18th

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