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Oceana, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Oceana is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wyoming County at latitude 37.6934 and longitude -81.6299. Wyoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,263 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Oceana, but most people and references simply refer to it as Oceana, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Oceana indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 1,388
Population in Households 1,388
Population in Familes 1,188
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,075
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 597
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 433
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 485 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $97,546
Average Home Value $125,310


Median Household Income $39,903
Average Household Income $55,019
Per Capita Income $22,635
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.1% -0.28%
Households 0.08% -0.27%
Families 1.41% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 120 70th
Population Density1 # 142 65th
Diversity Index2 # 257 36th
Median Household Income # 123 70th
Per Capita Income # 114 72nd

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