Alderson, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Alderson, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Alderson had a population of 1,215 as of July 1, 2015. Alderson 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 Alderson is located at latitude 37.7276 and longitude -80.6438 in Greenbrier County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Alderson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Greenbrier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,549 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Alderson are located in Greenbrier County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Monroe County.

The Town of Alderson (GNIS ID: 2390700) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alderson: Aldersons Ferry.

Town of Alderson, WV Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,215
Population in Households 1,215
Population in Familes 898
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,366
Diversity Index2 21
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 535
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 312
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $83,071
Average Home Value $107,674
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,308
Average Household Income $37,397
Per Capita Income $17,010
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.68%
Households 0.62% 0.77%
Families -0.18% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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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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, 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 # 137 66th
Population Density1 # 110 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 51 88th
Median Household Income # 371 8th
Per Capita Income # 338 16th

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