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Buckhannon, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Buckhannon had a population of 6,148 as of July 1, 2016. Buckhannon ranks in the upper 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 Buckhannon is located at latitude 38.9928 and longitude -80.2266 in Upshur County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buckhannon (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Upshur County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,430 feet.

The City of Buckhannon (GNIS ID: 2390570) 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 City of Buckhannon is located within First District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Upshur County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buckhannon 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 Buckhannon: Buchanon, Buckhannon Town, Buckwheat, Bush Fort.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 6,148
Population in Households 5,056
Population in Familes 3,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,092
Population Density1 2,170
Diversity Index2 19
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,340
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,267
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,631 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,243 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,097 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $127,888
Average Home Value $147,506
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,190
Average Household Income $52,705
Per Capita Income $21,787
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.39% 1.26%
Households 1.38% 1.4%
Families 1.58% 1.31%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   0.98%
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.

Buckhannon, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buckhannon 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 # 27 94th
Population Density1 # 35 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 62 85th
Median Household Income # 229 44th
Per Capita Income # 153 62nd

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