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Carolina, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Carolina Census Designated Place had a population of 420 as of July 1, 2017. Carolina ranks in the upper 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 Carolina is located at latitude 39.4794 and longitude -80.2723 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the Carolina Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,184 feet.

The Carolina Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586777) 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 Carolina Census Designated Place is located within West Augusta District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carolina population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Carolina, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 420
Daytime Population: Workers 71
Daytime Population: Residents 253
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 324
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 420
Population in Familes 350
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 506
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $39,109
Average Household Income $56,649
Per Capita Income $23,533


Total Housing Units 198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $85,465
Average Home Value $102,593


Total Households 170
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% 0.28%
Households 0.25% 0.23%
Families 0.0% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   3.53%

Carolina, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carolina to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 262 36th
Population Density # 259 36th
Diversity Index # 94 77th
Median Household Income # 195 52nd
Per Capita Income # 125 69th

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