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Oakvale, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Oakvale had a population of 122 as of July 1, 2016. Oakvale ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Oakvale is located at latitude 37.3323 and longitude -80.973 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oakvale (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,722 feet.

The Town of Oakvale (GNIS ID: 2391339) 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 Oakvale is located within District III, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mercer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oakvale 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 Oakvale: Frenchville.

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


Total Population 122
Population in Households 122
Population in Familes 102
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 292
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 50
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 56 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $103,571
Average Home Value $119,231


Median Household Income $44,705
Average Household Income $56,016
Per Capita Income $23,355
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.16%
Households 0.32% 0.4%
Families 1.96% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -2.03%
Per Capita Income   0.67%
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.

Oakvale, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakvale 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 # 381 6th
Population Density1 # 338 17th
Diversity Index2 # 322 21st
Median Household Income # 83 80th
Per Capita Income # 106 74th

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