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Cucumber, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Cucumber Census Designated Place had a population of 91 as of July 1, 2016. Cucumber ranks in the lower 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 Cucumber is located at latitude 37.2786 and longitude -81.6241 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the Cucumber Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,542 feet.

The Cucumber Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586793) 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 Cucumber Census Designated Place is located within Big Creek District, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cucumber 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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Cucumber, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 91
Population in Households 91
Population in Familes 74
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 202
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 45
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 30
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 58 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $38,636
Average Home Value $62,500


Median Household Income $22,850
Average Household Income $34,851
Per Capita Income $15,378
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.52% -0.89%
Households -0.35% -0.91%
Families -0.52% -0.68%
Median Household Income   -1.73%
Per Capita Income   0.61%
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.

Cucumber, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cucumber 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 # 395 2nd
Population Density1 # 364 10th
Diversity Index2 # 109 73rd
Median Household Income # 392 3rd
Per Capita Income # 382 6th

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