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Alum Creek, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Alum Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 1,873 as of July 1, 2016. Alum Creek ranks in the lower 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 Alum Creek is located at latitude 38.2945 and longitude -81.839 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Alum Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 620 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Alum Creek Census Designated Place are located in Kanawha County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Lincoln County.

The Alum Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Alum Creek Census Designated Place is located within Washington District (historical), a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alum Creek 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 Alum Creek: Rome.

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


Total Population 1,873
Population in Households 1,873
Population in Familes 1,586
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 184
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 748
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 549
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 801 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 607 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $101,336
Average Home Value $128,418


Median Household Income $45,040
Average Household Income $58,229
Per Capita Income $23,346
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 0.91%
Households 0.95% 0.84%
Families 1.12% 0.72%
Median Household Income   -0.22%
Per Capita Income   0.85%
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.

Alum Creek, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alum Creek 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 # 86 79th
Population Density1 # 367 10th
Diversity Index2 # 267 36th
Median Household Income # 77 81st
Per Capita Income # 107 74th

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