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Spelter, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Spelter Census Designated Place had a population of 352 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Spelter is located at latitude 39.3432 and longitude -80.3164 in Harrison County. 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. Harrison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The Spelter Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586884) 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 Spelter Census Designated Place is located within Eastern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harrison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spelter 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 Spelter: Zeising.

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


Total Population 352
Population in Households 352
Population in Familes 288
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 711
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 143
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 96
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $62,162
Average Home Value $78,606


Median Household Income $25,152
Average Household Income $36,783
Per Capita Income $14,613
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.11%
Households 0.23% 0.14%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -1.06%
Per Capita Income   0.28%
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 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 # 286 30th
Population Density1 # 213 48th
Diversity Index2 # 235 42nd
Median Household Income # 382 6th
Per Capita Income # 387 5th

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