Gilbert Creek, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gilbert Creek, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Gilbert Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 1,073 as of July 1, 2016. Gilbert Creek 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 Gilbert Creek is located at latitude 37.5697 and longitude -81.8906 in Mingo County. The formal boundaries for the Gilbert Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mingo County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,106 feet.

The Gilbert Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389840) 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 Gilbert Creek Census Designated Place is located within Stafford District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mingo County.

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


Total Population 1,073
Population in Households 1,073
Population in Familes 904
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 93
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 455
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 328
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 532 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 377 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $54,620
Average Home Value $79,841


Median Household Income $36,830
Average Household Income $51,611
Per Capita Income $22,031
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.26%
Households -0.11% -0.22%
Families -0.53% -0.31%
Median Household Income   -0.57%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
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.

Gilbert Creek, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilbert Creek 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 # 147 64th
Population Density1 # 393 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 390 4th
Median Household Income # 218 46th
Per Capita Income # 142 65th

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