Carpendale, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Carpendale, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Carpendale had a population of 1,014 as of July 1, 2016. Carpendale ranks in the lower 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 Carpendale is located at latitude 39.6277 and longitude -78.7897 in Mineral County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Carpendale (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mineral County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 633 feet.

The Town of Carpendale (GNIS ID: 2390771) 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 Carpendale is located within District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mineral County.

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


Total Population 1,014
Population in Households 1,014
Population in Familes 840
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 773
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 417
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 293
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 349 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $123,120
Average Home Value $130,444


Median Household Income $40,247
Average Household Income $50,510
Per Capita Income $20,772
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.18%
Households 0.59% 0.19%
Families 0.39% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   0.96%
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.

Carpendale, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carpendale 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 # 155 62nd
Population Density1 # 198 51st
Diversity Index2 # 385 5th
Median Household Income # 143 65th
Per Capita Income # 209 49th

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