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Valley Bend, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Valley Bend Census Designated Place had a population of 497 as of July 1, 2016. Valley Bend 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 Valley Bend is located at latitude 38.7694 and longitude -79.9279 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the Valley Bend Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,028 feet.

The Valley Bend Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586892) 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 Valley Bend Census Designated Place is located within Valley Bend District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valley Bend population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 497
Population in Households 497
Population in Familes 415
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 353
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 210
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 150
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $87,281
Average Home Value $107,286


Median Household Income $54,664
Average Household Income $65,218
Per Capita Income $26,966
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.32%
Households 0.23% 0.28%
Families 0.0% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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.

Valley Bend, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Bend 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 # 248 39th
Population Density1 # 315 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 266 36th
Median Household Income # 25 94th
Per Capita Income # 45 89th

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