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Lavalette, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Lavalette Census Designated Place had a population of 1,085 as of July 1, 2016. Lavalette ranks in 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 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.

The Lavalette Census Designated Place is located within Union District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lavalette: Lavelette.

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


Total Population 1,085
Population in Households 1,085
Population in Familes 894
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 416
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 469
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 323
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 531 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 349 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $120,349
Average Home Value $133,477


Median Household Income $39,486
Average Household Income $56,585
Per Capita Income $23,904
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.07%
Households 0.17% 0.09%
Families -0.1% -0.06%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
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 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 # 145 65th
Population Density1 # 293 28th
Diversity Index2 # 305 24th
Median Household Income # 157 61st
Per Capita Income # 90 78th

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