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Newell, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Newell Census Designated Place had a population of 1,299 as of July 1, 2016. Newell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newell is located at latitude 40.6179 and longitude -80.6009 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the Newell Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 755 feet.

The Newell Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389547) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Newell Census Designated Place is located within Grant District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,299
Population in Households 1,299
Population in Familes 1,000
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,757
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 533
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 337
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 325 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 207 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $58,234
Average Home Value $58,923


Median Household Income $30,123
Average Household Income $39,788
Per Capita Income $16,485
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.92% -0.54%
Households -0.98% -0.57%
Families -1.23% -0.72%
Median Household Income   -0.54%
Per Capita Income   0.27%
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.

Newell, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newell 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 # 129 68th
Population Density1 # 74 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 156 62nd
Median Household Income # 326 20th
Per Capita Income # 367 10th

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