Whitmer, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Whitmer, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Whitmer Census Designated Place had a population of 109 as of July 1, 2016. Whitmer 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 Whitmer is located at latitude 38.8149 and longitude -79.5451 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the Whitmer Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,762 feet.

The Whitmer Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586901) 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 Whitmer Census Designated Place is located within Dry Fork District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whitmer 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 Whitmer: Whitner.

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


Total Population 109
Population in Households 109
Population in Familes 88
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 258
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 51
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 34
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 77 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (33.8%)
Median Home Value $113,889
Average Home Value $139,103


Median Household Income $40,345
Average Household Income $51,639
Per Capita Income $21,947
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.36%
Households 0.32% 0.39%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   0.86%
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.

Whitmer, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitmer 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 # 387 5th
Population Density1 # 350 14th
Diversity Index2 # 299 26th
Median Household Income # 140 66th
Per Capita Income # 145 64th

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