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Jane Lew, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Jane Lew had a population of 414 as of July 1, 2015. Jane Lew ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Jane Lew is located at latitude 39.1108 and longitude -80.408 in Lewis County. 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. Lewis County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The Town of Jane Lew (GNIS ID: 2391244) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jane Lew population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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, 2015)


Total Population 414
Population in Households 402
Population in Familes 325
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,735
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 200
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 134
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $133,621
Average Home Value $142,336


Median Household Income $35,727
Average Household Income $48,223
Per Capita Income $19,888
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.24%
Households 0.48% 0.3%
Families 3.65% 0.15%
Median Household Income   6.14%
Per Capita Income   2.75%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 267 34th
Population Density1 # 73 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 306 24th
Median Household Income # 243 40th
Per Capita Income # 228 43rd

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