Elizabeth, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elizabeth, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Elizabeth had a population of 857 as of July 1, 2016. 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.

The Town of Elizabeth is located within Central District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wirt County.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elizabeth: Beauchamps Mills, Jacksonville, Wirt House.

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


Total Population 857
Population in Households 857
Population in Familes 711
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,813
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 395
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 272
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 283 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $91,159
Average Home Value $111,842


Median Household Income $35,368
Average Household Income $43,639
Per Capita Income $18,514
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.65%
Households 0.75% 0.75%
Families 2.86% 0.65%
Median Household Income   -2.03%
Per Capita Income   -0.07%
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.

Elizabeth, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elizabeth 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 # 171 58th
Population Density1 # 66 84th
Diversity Index2 # 313 23rd
Median Household Income # 251 38th
Per Capita Income # 307 24th

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