Sand Fork, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sand Fork, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Sand Fork had a population of 155 as of July 1, 2018. Sand Fork ranks in the upper 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 Sand Fork is located at latitude 38.9155 and longitude -80.7465 in Gilmer County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sand Fork (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Gilmer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The Town of Sand Fork (GNIS ID: 2391402) 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 Sand Fork is located within Glenville District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gilmer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sand Fork population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sand Fork: Layopolis.

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Sand Fork, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 155
Population in Households 112
Population in Familes 92
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 477
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $32,429
Average Household Income $43,055
Per Capita Income $17,390


Total Housing Units 68 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $86,667
Average Home Value $106,250


Total Households 58
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 42
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.31% -0.26%
Households -0.41% -0.35%
Families -0.83% -0.48%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.55%

Sand Fork, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sand Fork 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 # 371 9th
Population Density # 271 33rd
Diversity Index # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 326 20th
Per Capita Income # 367 10th

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