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Falling Waters, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Falling Waters Census Designated Place had a population of 1,227 as of July 1, 2017. Falling Waters ranks in the upper 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 Falling Waters is located at latitude 39.5638 and longitude -77.8875 in Berkeley County. The formal boundaries for the Falling Waters Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berkeley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 394 feet.

The Falling Waters Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586801) 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.

The Falling Waters Census Designated Place is located within Potomac District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berkeley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Falling Waters population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Falling Waters: Fallingwater.

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Falling Waters, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,227
Daytime Population: Workers 88
Daytime Population: Residents 619
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 707
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 1,221
Population in Familes 977
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 985
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $57,147
Average Household Income $68,317
Per Capita Income $26,335


Total Housing Units 537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 380 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $193,578
Average Home Value $204,868


Total Households 470
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 322
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 4.76% 4.84%
Households 4.65% 4.79%
Families 4.63% 4.64%
Median Household Income   0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

Falling Waters, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Falling Waters to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 131 68th
Population Density # 155 62nd
Diversity Index # 29 93rd
Median Household Income # 20 95th
Per Capita Income # 60 85th

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