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Beaver, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Beaver Census Designated Place had a population of 1,350 as of July 1, 2015. Beaver ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Beaver is located at latitude 37.7329 and longitude -81.1572 in Raleigh County. The formal boundaries for the Beaver Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Raleigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,152 feet.

The Beaver Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389185) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Beaver 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 Beaver: Beever, Glen Hedrick.

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


Total Population 1,350
Population in Households 1,331
Population in Familes 1,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 310
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 572
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 369
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 686 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 412 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 160 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $90,132
Average Home Value $109,367


Median Household Income $37,364
Average Household Income $42,571
Per Capita Income $18,080
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.61%
Households 0.65% 0.59%
Families 0.1% 0.48%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
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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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, 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 # 127 69th
Population Density1 # 323 20th
Diversity Index2 # 200 51st
Median Household Income # 188 53rd
Per Capita Income # 305 24th

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