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Kimball, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Kimball had a population of 184 as of July 1, 2015. Kimball 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 Kimball is located at latitude 37.4267 and longitude -81.5079 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kimball (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,509 feet.

The Town of Kimball (GNIS ID: 2391257) 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 Kimball is located within Browns Creek District, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kimball population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kimball: Bigfour.

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Kimball, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 184
Population in Households 175
Population in Familes 136
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 727
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (41.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (44.0%)
Median Home Value $79,545
Average Home Value $92,411


Median Household Income $26,022
Average Household Income $40,043
Per Capita Income $17,147
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.0% -0.55%
Households -0.74% -0.81%
Families -2.31% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.


Kimball, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kimball to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 354 11th
Population Density1 # 206 49th
Diversity Index2 # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 378 6th
Per Capita Income # 333 17th

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