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Lavalette, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Lavalette Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Wayne County at latitude 38.3224 and longitude -82.4479. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 574 feet.

The formal official name is the Lavalette Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lavalette, West Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Lavalette indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Lavalette Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lavalette: Lavelette.

Lavalette Census Designated Place, WV Boundary Map


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Lavalette, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,041
Population in Households 1,041
Population in Familes 857
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 399
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 453
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 312
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 496 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 338 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $99,353
Average Home Value $114,688


Median Household Income $35,288
Average Household Income $53,754
Per Capita Income $22,877
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.71% -0.62%
Households -0.56% -0.63%
Families -0.96% -0.72%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
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.


Lavalette, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lavalette to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 149 63rd
Population Density1 # 295 27th
Diversity Index2 # 299 26th
Median Household Income # 234 42nd
Per Capita Income # 108 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.