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Friendly, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Friendly had a population of 139 as of July 1, 2016. Friendly ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Friendly is located at latitude 39.5135 and longitude -81.0618 in Tyler County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Friendly (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tyler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

The Town of Friendly (GNIS ID: 2390192) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Friendly is located within Central District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tyler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Friendly 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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Friendly, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 139
Population in Households 139
Population in Familes 111
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,473
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 58
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 79 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (26.6%)
Median Home Value $93,333
Average Home Value $128,125


Median Household Income $50,545
Average Household Income $55,699
Per Capita Income $24,013
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 1.13%
Households 0.85% 1.34%
Families 1.26% 0.98%
Median Household Income   -0.78%
Per Capita Income   0.47%
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.

Friendly, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Friendly 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 # 377 7th
Population Density1 # 100 76th
Diversity Index2 # 354 14th
Median Household Income # 50 88th
Per Capita Income # 86 79th

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