Belington, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belington, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Belington had a population of 1,917 as of July 1, 2018. Belington ranks in 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 Belington is located at latitude 39.0151 and longitude -79.9408 in Barbour County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Belington (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Barbour County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,703 feet.

The Town of Belington (GNIS ID: 2390718) 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 Belington is located within South District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barbour County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belington: Barker Settlement, Laurel Hill.

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Belington, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,917
Population in Households 1,826
Population in Familes 1,500
Population in Group Qrtrs 91
Population Density2 930
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $33,794
Average Household Income $42,742
Per Capita Income $16,971


Total Housing Units 892 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 547 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 219 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $90,576
Average Home Value $112,592


Total Households 765
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 537
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.03% 0.03%
Households -0.17% -0.05%
Families -0.25% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Belington, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belington to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 81 80th
Population Density # 169 59th
Diversity Index # 315 22nd
Median Household Income # 304 25th
Per Capita Income # 376 7th

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