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Pickens, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Pickens Census Designated Place had a population of 65 as of July 1, 2015. Pickens 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 Pickens is located at latitude 38.6559 and longitude -80.216 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the Pickens Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,687 feet.

The Pickens Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586866) 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 Pickens Census Designated Place is located within Middle Fork District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph County.

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

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Pickens Census Designated Place, WV Boundary Map

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


Total Population 65
Population in Households 65
Population in Familes 55
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 26
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 54 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (51.9%)
Median Home Value $96,875
Average Home Value $117,391


Median Household Income $36,917
Average Household Income $53,097
Per Capita Income $21,572
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 1.09%
Median Household Income   3.57%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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.


Pickens, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pickens 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 # 397 1st
Population Density1 # 400 0th
Diversity Index2 # 272 33rd
Median Household Income # 208 48th
Per Capita Income # 144 64th

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