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Green Bank, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Green Bank Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pocahontas County at latitude 38.4267 and longitude -79.8344. Pocahontas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,654 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Green Bank 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 Green Bank Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Green Bank: Green Banks, Greenbank.

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Green Bank, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 146
Population in Households 146
Population in Familes 115
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 45
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 63
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 94 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (33.0%)
Median Home Value $189,286
Average Home Value $257,653


Median Household Income $32,308
Average Household Income $55,729
Per Capita Income $26,554
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.49% 0.41%
Households 0.76% 0.63%
Families 4.63% 0.5%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

Green Bank, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Green Bank 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 # 372 7th
Population Density1 # 399 1st
Diversity Index2 # 226 45th
Median Household Income # 283 30th
Per Capita Income # 50 88th

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