Elizabeth, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Elizabeth, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Elizabeth had a population of 851 as of July 1, 2015. Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth is located at latitude 39.0623 and longitude -81.3973 in Wirt County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elizabeth (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Wirt County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 646 feet.

The Town of Elizabeth (GNIS ID: 2390164) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth: Beauchamps Mills, Jacksonville, Wirt House.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 851
Population in Households 851
Population in Familes 708
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,800
Diversity Index2 4
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 391
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 271
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 280 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $113,487
Average Home Value $140,480
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,996
Average Household Income $43,515
Per Capita Income $18,357
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.99%
Households 0.7% 1.05%
Families 3.35% 0.94%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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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Elizabeth, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elizabeth 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 # 174 57th
Population Density1 # 70 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 345 16th
Median Household Income # 138 66th
Per Capita Income # 300 25th

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