Elkview, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elkview, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Elkview Census Designated Place had a population of 1,210 as of July 1, 2016. Elkview ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elkview is located at latitude 38.432 and longitude -81.4742 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Elkview Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 597 feet.

The Elkview Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389034) 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 Elkview Census Designated Place is located within District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elkview 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 Elkview: Elk View.

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


Total Population 1,210
Population in Households 1,210
Population in Familes 980
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 721
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 526
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 358
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 393 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $118,542
Average Home Value $139,758


Median Household Income $41,485
Average Household Income $54,619
Per Capita Income $23,468
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.15%
Households -0.03% -0.11%
Families 0.23% -0.22%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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.

Elkview, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkview 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 # 136 67th
Population Density1 # 210 48th
Diversity Index2 # 377 7th
Median Household Income # 115 72nd
Per Capita Income # 102 75th

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