Stanaford, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Stanaford, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Stanaford Census Designated Place had a population of 1,471 as of July 1, 2016. Stanaford ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Stanaford is located at latitude 37.812 and longitude -81.1449 in Raleigh County. The formal boundaries for the Stanaford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Raleigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,408 feet.

The Stanaford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390351) 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.

The Stanaford Census Designated Place is located within District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Raleigh County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stanaford 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 Stanaford: Riley.

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


Total Population 1,471
Population in Households 1,471
Population in Familes 1,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 772
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 627
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 456
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 681 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 542 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $140,729


Median Household Income $39,629
Average Household Income $52,775
Per Capita Income $22,522
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.38% 0.83%
Households 1.34% 0.82%
Families 1.17% 0.69%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
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.

Stanaford, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stanaford 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 # 113 72nd
Population Density1 # 199 51st
Diversity Index2 # 55 87th
Median Household Income # 154 62nd
Per Capita Income # 131 68th

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