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Pickens, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Pickens Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Randolph County at latitude 38.6559 and longitude -80.216. Randolph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,687 feet.

The formal official name is the Pickens Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pickens, West Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Pickens indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Pickens Census Designated Place, WV Boundary Map


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


Total Population 66
Population in Households 66
Population in Familes 56
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 33
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 27
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 19
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 54 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (50.0%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $119,318


Median Household Income $37,860
Average Household Income $49,878
Per Capita Income $20,755
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.3%
Households 0.89% 0.0%
Families 1.28% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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, 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 # 397 1st
Population Density1 # 400 0th
Diversity Index2 # 254 38th
Median Household Income # 161 60th
Per Capita Income # 177 56th

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