Follansbee, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Follansbee, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Follansbee had a population of 3,027 as of July 1, 2017. Follansbee ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Follansbee is located at latitude 40.3388 and longitude -80.5997 in Brooke County. The formal boundaries for the City of Follansbee (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Brooke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 669 feet.

The City of Follansbee (GNIS ID: 2390587) 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 City of Follansbee is located within Follansbee District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brooke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Follansbee 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 Follansbee: Cross Creek.

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


Total Population 3,027
Daytime Population: Workers 1,035
Daytime Population: Residents 1,638
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,673
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 3,006
Population in Familes 2,373
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 1,642
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $48,942
Average Household Income $60,646
Per Capita Income $26,444


Total Housing Units 1,453 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 894 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 426 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $98,062
Average Home Value $118,708


Total Households 1,320
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 834
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 0.19% -0.25%
Households 0.19% -0.23%
Families -0.13% -0.34%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

Follansbee, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Follansbee 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 # 54 87th
Population Density # 78 81st
Diversity Index # 295 28th
Median Household Income # 62 85th
Per Capita Income # 59 86th

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