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Craigsville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Craigsville Census Designated Place had a population of 2,323 as of July 1, 2016. Craigsville 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 Craigsville is located at latitude 38.3223 and longitude -80.6469 in Nicholas County. The formal boundaries for the Craigsville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Nicholas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,313 feet.

The Craigsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389368) 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 Craigsville Census Designated Place is located within Beaver District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nicholas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Craigsville 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 Craigsville: Craigville, Signboard, Signpost.

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


Total Population 2,323
Population in Households 2,323
Population in Familes 1,917
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 383
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 962
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 679
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,084 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 733 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $79,656
Average Home Value $91,985


Median Household Income $28,506
Average Household Income $41,221
Per Capita Income $16,961
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.5%
Households 0.8% 0.53%
Families 1.18% 0.44%
Median Household Income   -0.32%
Per Capita Income   0.88%
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.

Craigsville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Craigsville 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 # 72 82nd
Population Density1 # 304 25th
Diversity Index2 # 323 21st
Median Household Income # 363 11th
Per Capita Income # 357 12th

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