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Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Gallipolis Ferry Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Mason County at latitude 38.7745 and longitude -82.204. Mason County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 594 feet.

The formal official name is the Gallipolis Ferry Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Gallipolis Ferry indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Gallipolis Ferry Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.5 sq. miles.

Gallipolis Ferry Census Designated Place, WV Boundary Map


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Gallipolis Ferry, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 803
Population in Households 803
Population in Familes 668
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 353
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 347
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 241
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $92,290
Average Home Value $119,455


Median Household Income $36,992
Average Household Income $48,641
Per Capita Income $20,723
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.41% -0.4%
Households -0.14% -0.29%
Families -0.29% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.


Gallipolis Ferry, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gallipolis Ferry 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 # 181 55th
Population Density1 # 313 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 270 31st
Median Household Income # 185 54th
Per Capita Income # 180 55th

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