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Terra Alta, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Terra Alta had a population of 1,551 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Terra Alta is located at latitude 39.4443 and longitude -79.5436 in Preston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Terra Alta (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Preston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,582 feet.

The Town of Terra Alta 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Terra Alta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Terra Alta: Cranberry, Cranberry Station, Cranberry Summit, Green Glades, Portland, Salt Lick, Salt Lick Falls.

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Terra Alta, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,551
Population in Households 1,473
Population in Familes 1,174
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density1 1,308
Diversity Index2 6
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 650
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 433
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 746 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 459 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $103,442
Average Home Value $115,904
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,183
Average Household Income $45,113
Per Capita Income $18,053
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 0.7%
Households 1.22% 0.82%
Families 1.81% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.

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Terra Alta, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Terra Alta to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 107 73rd
Population Density1 # 116 71st
Diversity Index2 # 280 30th
Median Household Income # 200 50th
Per Capita Income # 307 24th

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