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Beaver, West Virginia - Basic Facts

Beaver is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Beaver Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Raleigh County at latitude 37.7476 and longitude -81.1423. Raleigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,152 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Beaver Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 4.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beaver: Beever, Glen Hedrick.

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


Total Population 1,356
Population in Households 1,337
Population in Familes 1,062
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 311
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 575
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 372
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 689 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 415 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 160 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $84,500
Average Home Value $103,786


Median Household Income $36,961
Average Household Income $44,706
Per Capita Income $18,982
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.85% 0.5%
Households 0.92% 0.41%
Families 0.32% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.


Beaver, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beaver 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 # 125 69th
Population Density1 # 321 20th
Diversity Index2 # 205 49th
Median Household Income # 187 54th
Per Capita Income # 265 34th

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