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Bud, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Bud Census Designated Place had a population of 467 as of July 1, 2015. Bud ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bud is located at latitude 37.5248 and longitude -81.3806 in Wyoming County. The formal boundaries for the Bud Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Wyoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,542 feet.

The Bud Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586775) 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 Bud population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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


Total Population 467
Population in Households 467
Population in Familes 382
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 150
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 193
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 127
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 230 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $60,656
Average Home Value $67,679


Median Household Income $28,107
Average Household Income $37,524
Per Capita Income $15,612
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.8% -0.78%
Households -0.77% -0.84%
Families -3.84% -0.96%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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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Bud, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bud 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 # 256 36th
Population Density1 # 373 7th
Diversity Index2 # 145 65th
Median Household Income # 357 11th
Per Capita Income # 367 9th

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