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Belva, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Belva Census Designated Place had a population of 97 as of July 1, 2019. Belva 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 Belva is located at latitude 38.2312 and longitude -81.1921 in Nicholas County. The formal boundaries for the Belva Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Nicholas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 696 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Belva Census Designated Place are located in Nicholas County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Fayette County.

The Belva Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586760) 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 Belva Census Designated Place is located within Jefferson District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nicholas County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belva: Nicholas Roads.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Belva, WV Housing Affordability Index is 0
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

Belva, WV Wealth Index is 40
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 97 (100%)
Population in Households 97 (100.0%)
Population in Families 82 (84.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 706
Diversity Index2 4
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,531
Average Household Income $46,592
Per Capita Income $18,035
Wealth Index4 40

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 45 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $69,643
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 42
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 30
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 0.23% -0.21%
Households 0.26% -0.48%
Families 0.75% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.34%

Belva, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belva 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 # 390 4th
Population Density # 212 48th
Diversity Index # 364 10th
Median Household Income # 202 50th
Per Capita Income # 332 18th

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