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Vivian, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Vivian Census Designated Place had a population of 80 as of July 1, 2016. Vivian ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Vivian is located at latitude 37.4172 and longitude -81.4922 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the Vivian Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,621 feet.

The Vivian Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586896) 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 Vivian Census Designated Place is located within Browns Creek District, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vivian population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vivian: Clausen, East Vivian, Vivian Yard.

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Vivian, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 80
Population in Households 66
Population in Familes 49
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 221
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 31
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 35 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $40,909
Average Home Value $61,111


Median Household Income $21,498
Average Household Income $32,399
Per Capita Income $15,691
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.51%
Households -0.51% -0.65%
Families -3.16% -1.14%
Median Household Income   -0.37%
Per Capita Income   0.39%
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.

Vivian, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vivian 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 # 398 2nd
Population Density1 # 362 11th
Diversity Index2 # 18 96th
Median Household Income # 395 3rd
Per Capita Income # 376 7th

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