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Newell, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Newell Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Hancock County at latitude 40.6179 and longitude -80.6009. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 755 feet.

The formal official name is the Newell Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Newell, West Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Newell indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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


Total Population 1,292
Population in Households 1,292
Population in Familes 998
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,748
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 539
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 343
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 331 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 208 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $46,751
Average Home Value $53,625


Median Household Income $28,555
Average Household Income $39,080
Per Capita Income $16,438
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.47% -0.87%
Households -1.18% -0.75%
Families -1.39% -0.95%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
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 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 # 130 68th
Population Density1 # 76 81st
Diversity Index2 # 158 62nd
Median Household Income # 340 15th
Per Capita Income # 350 13th

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