Valley Head, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Valley Head, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Valley Head Census Designated Place had a population of 271 as of July 1, 2017. Valley Head ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Valley Head is located at latitude 38.5471 and longitude -80.0319 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the Valley Head Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,372 feet.

The Valley Head Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586893) 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 Head Census Designated Place is located within Mingo District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valley Head population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Valley Head, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 271
Daytime Population: Workers 5
Daytime Population: Residents 168
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 173
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 271
Population in Familes 222
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 278
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $36,867
Average Household Income $57,477
Per Capita Income $25,118


Total Housing Units 170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (26.5%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $146,602


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 86
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.21% 0.15%
Households 0.11% 0.16%
Families 1.54% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   3.73%

Valley Head, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Head to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 313 23rd
Population Density # 341 16th
Diversity Index # 370 9th
Median Household Income # 245 40th
Per Capita Income # 83 80th

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