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Ansted, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Ansted had a population of 1,253 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for Ansted is located at latitude 38.1362 and longitude -81.0995 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ansted encompass a land area of 1.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5).

The Town of Ansted 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 Ansted is located within New Haven District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

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Ansted, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 1,253 (100%)
Population in Households 1,195 (95.4%)
Population in Families 960 (76.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 58 ( 4.6%)
Population Density 800
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $44,389
Average Household Income $59,726
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $23,427
Wealth Index5 47
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (44.3)


Total HU (Housing Units) 599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 419 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $80,440
Average Home Value $121,181
Housing Affordability Index3 230


Total Households 490
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 317
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -1.20% -0.93%
Households -1.64% -0.83%
Families   -1.03%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.87%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.24%

Ansted, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ansted to the other 439 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 122 72nd
Population Density # 180 59th
Median Household Income # 235 47th
Housing Affordability Index # 371 85th
Per Capita Income # 318 28th
Diversity Index # 282 36th

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