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White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of White Sulphur Springs had a population of 2,463 as of July 1, 2016. White Sulphur Springs 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 White Sulphur Springs is located at latitude 37.7962 and longitude -80.3015 in Greenbrier County. The formal boundaries for the City of White Sulphur Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Greenbrier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,857 feet.

The City of White Sulphur Springs (GNIS ID: 2390673) 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 City of White Sulphur Springs is located within Eastern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greenbrier County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with White Sulphur Springs 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 White Sulphur Springs: Dry Creek.

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White Sulphur Springs, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,463
Population in Households 2,359
Population in Familes 1,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 104
Population Density1 1,260
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 1,142
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 672
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 710 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 431 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $101,563
Average Home Value $116,127


Median Household Income $29,804
Average Household Income $41,497
Per Capita Income $19,137
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.2%
Households 0.15% 0.21%
Families 0.61% 0.06%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   0.62%
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.

White Sulphur Springs, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Sulphur Springs 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 # 69 83rd
Population Density1 # 123 70th
Diversity Index2 # 36 91st
Median Household Income # 334 18th
Per Capita Income # 282 31st

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