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Jane Lew, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Jane Lew is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lewis County at latitude 39.1108 and longitude -80.408. Lewis County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Jane Lew, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jane Lew, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Jane Lew indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Jane Lew (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jane Lew: Hackersville, Janelew, McWhorters Mill, McWhorter's Mill, McWhorters Mills, McWhorter's Mills, Wests Fort.

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


Total Population 390
Population in Households 378
Population in Familes 303
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,635
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 188
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 124
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $128,261
Average Home Value $143,654


Median Household Income $35,533
Average Household Income $47,715
Per Capita Income $19,857
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.11% -0.62%
Households -0.86% -0.54%
Families 2.64% -0.82%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.


Jane Lew, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jane Lew 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 # 277 31st
Population Density1 # 87 79th
Diversity Index2 # 312 21st
Median Household Income # 225 44th
Per Capita Income # 223 45th

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