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Alderson, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Alderson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Greenbrier County at latitude 37.7276 and longitude -80.6438. Greenbrier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,549 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Alderson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Alderson, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Alderson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alderson: Aldersons Ferry.

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Alderson, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,221
Population in Households 1,221
Population in Familes 902
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,373
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 540
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 315
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 319 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $78,646
Average Home Value $107,915


Median Household Income $28,962
Average Household Income $40,474
Per Capita Income $18,488
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.73% 0.63%
Households 0.98% 0.69%
Families 0.0% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.

Alderson, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alderson to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 138 66th
Population Density1 # 110 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 53 87th
Median Household Income # 327 19th
Per Capita Income # 283 30th

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