Belva, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Belva, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Belva Census Designated Place had a population of 99 as of July 1, 2018. 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 38.2337 and longitude -81.1878 in Nicholas County. The formal boundaries for the Belva Census Designated Place (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 99
Population in Households 99
Population in Familes 84
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 723
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $39,484
Average Household Income $46,992
Per Capita Income $18,246


Total Housing Units 46 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $67,857
Average Home Value $73,529


Total Households 43
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 31
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.5% 0.4%
Households 0.58% 0.0%
Families 1.24% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Belva, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belva to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 210 48th
Diversity Index # 356 12th
Median Household Income # 198 51st
Per Capita Income # 353 13th

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