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Cucumber, West Virginia - Basic Facts

Cucumber is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Cucumber Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in McDowell County at latitude 37.2779 and longitude -81.6268. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,542 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Cucumber Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 93
Population in Households 93
Population in Familes 76
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 206
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 46
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 31
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $95,833
Average Home Value $112,500


Median Household Income $22,850
Average Household Income $34,251
Per Capita Income $14,749
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.25% -0.65%
Households 0.0% -0.44%
Families 0.0% -0.65%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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 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 # 390 3rd
Population Density1 # 362 10th
Diversity Index2 # 109 73rd
Median Household Income # 383 5th
Per Capita Income # 377 6th

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