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Eleanor, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Eleanor had a population of 1,601 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Eleanor is located at latitude 38.5375 and longitude -81.9254 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Eleanor (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 600 feet.

The Town of Eleanor (GNIS ID: 2390163) 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.

The Town of Eleanor is located within Buffalo-Union District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Putnam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eleanor 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 Eleanor: Red House Farms.

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


Total Population 1,601
Population in Households 1,601
Population in Familes 1,350
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 755
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 657
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 466
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 694 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 509 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $129,569
Average Home Value $142,505


Median Household Income $51,042
Average Household Income $63,603
Per Capita Income $26,091
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 0.84%
Households 0.83% 0.81%
Families 0.74% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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.

Eleanor, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eleanor 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 # 100 76th
Population Density1 # 202 50th
Diversity Index2 # 242 40th
Median Household Income # 45 89th
Per Capita Income # 55 87th

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