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Comfort, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Comfort Census Designated Place had a population of 315 as of July 1, 2019. Comfort ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Comfort is located at latitude 38.1304 and longitude -81.6157 in Boone County. The formal boundaries for the Comfort Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Boone County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 692 feet.

The Comfort Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586784) 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 Comfort Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Boone County.


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Comfort, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Comfort, WV Housing Affordability Index is 279
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Comfort, WV Wealth Index is 44
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 315 (100%)
Population in Households 315 (100.0%)
Population in Families 266 (84.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 314
Diversity Index2 3
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,494
Average Household Income $50,979
Per Capita Income $19,551
Wealth Index4 44

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 138 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $81,757
Housing Affordability Index3 279
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 122
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 85
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.31% -0.26%
Households 0.18% -0.33%
Families -0.25% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

Comfort, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Comfort to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 297 27th
Population Density # 325 20th
Diversity Index # 391 3rd
Median Household Income # 184 55th
Per Capita Income # 284 30th

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