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Lavalette, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Lavalette Census Designated Place had a population of 1,073 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Lavalette is located at latitude 38.3224 and longitude -82.4479 in Wayne County. 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. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 574 feet.

The Lavalette Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586842) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lavalette population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lavalette: Lavelette.

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Lavalette, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,073
Population in Households 1,073
Population in Familes 887
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 412
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 466
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 322
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 348 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $107,500
Average Home Value $122,629


Median Household Income $39,436
Average Household Income $57,479
Per Capita Income $24,480
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.11%
Households 0.08% 0.09%
Families -0.18% 0.06%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 148 63rd
Population Density1 # 293 27th
Diversity Index2 # 262 35th
Median Household Income # 148 63rd
Per Capita Income # 83 80th

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