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Great Cacapon, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Great Cacapon Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Morgan County at latitude 39.6143 and longitude -78.2857. Morgan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 479 feet.

The formal official name is the Great Cacapon Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Great Cacapon, West Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Great Cacapon indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Great Cacapon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Great Cacapon: Cacapon, Cacapon Depot.

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Great Cacapon, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 416
Population in Households 416
Population in Familes 336
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 485
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 ( 7.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (33.8%)
Median Home Value $110,606
Average Home Value $135,033


Median Household Income $35,151
Average Household Income $39,952
Per Capita Income $17,477
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.78% 1.27%
Households 2.02% 1.36%
Families 1.25% 1.33%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   0.84%
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.


Great Cacapon, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Great Cacapon to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 264 34th
Population Density1 # 268 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 154 62nd
Median Household Income # 243 40th
Per Capita Income # 317 21st

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