Oceana, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Oceana, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Oceana had a population of 1,373 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Oceana is located at latitude 37.6934 and longitude -81.6299 in Wyoming County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oceana (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Wyoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,263 feet.

The Town of Oceana 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 Oceana 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 Oceana: Cassville, Cookes, Ginseng, Occana, Sumpterville, Wyoming Court House.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,373
Population in Households 1,373
Population in Familes 1,176
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,063
Diversity Index2 6
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 589
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 427
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 477 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $96,557
Average Home Value $124,843
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,767
Average Household Income $50,036
Per Capita Income $20,598
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.44%
Households -0.19% -0.48%
Families 0.87% -0.57%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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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Oceana, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oceana 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 # 122 70th
Population Density1 # 146 64th
Diversity Index2 # 266 33rd
Median Household Income # 214 47th
Per Capita Income # 190 53rd

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