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West Hamlin, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of West Hamlin had a population of 801 as of July 1, 2016. West Hamlin ranks in the upper 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 West Hamlin is located at latitude 38.2849 and longitude -82.1978 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Hamlin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The Town of West Hamlin (GNIS ID: 2391476) 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.

The Town of West Hamlin is located within Sheridan District (historical), a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Hamlin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 801
Population in Households 799
Population in Familes 648
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,500
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 365
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 243
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $80,000
Average Home Value $97,967


Median Household Income $33,641
Average Household Income $39,835
Per Capita Income $16,483
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.59%
Households 0.4% 0.43%
Families 2.28% 0.33%
Median Household Income   -2.36%
Per Capita Income   -0.17%
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.

West Hamlin, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Hamlin 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 # 179 56th
Population Density1 # 98 76th
Diversity Index2 # 280 31st
Median Household Income # 277 32nd
Per Capita Income # 368 9th

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