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Spelter, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Spelter Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Harrison County at latitude 39.3432 and longitude -80.3164. Harrison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Spelter 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 Spelter Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Spelter: Zeising.

Spelter Census Designated Place, WV Boundary Map


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


Total Population 338
Population in Households 338
Population in Familes 278
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 683
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 139
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 94
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $84,184
Average Home Value $94,444


Median Household Income $37,300
Average Household Income $49,193
Per Capita Income $19,920
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.55% -0.3%
Households -0.34% -0.44%
Families -0.49% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.


Spelter, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spelter 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 # 291 28th
Population Density1 # 218 46th
Diversity Index2 # 255 36th
Median Household Income # 177 56th
Per Capita Income # 215 47th

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