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White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of White Sulphur Springs had a population of 2,385 as of July 1, 2017. White Sulphur Springs 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 White Sulphur Springs is located at latitude 37.7962 and longitude -80.3015 in Greenbrier County. The formal boundaries for the City of White Sulphur Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Greenbrier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,857 feet.

The City of White Sulphur Springs (GNIS ID: 2390673) 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 White Sulphur Springs is located within Eastern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greenbrier County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with White Sulphur Springs 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 White Sulphur Springs: Dry Creek.

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White Sulphur Springs, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,385
Daytime Population: Workers 2,587
Daytime Population: Residents 1,351
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,938
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.65
Population in Households 2,281
Population in Familes 1,704
Population in Group Qrtrs 104
Population Density2 1,221
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $31,720
Average Household Income $44,422
Per Capita Income $20,264


Total Housing Units 1,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 682 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 416 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 331 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $109,500
Average Home Value $124,194


Total Households 1,098
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 646
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 -0.34% -0.13%
Households -0.41% -0.16%
Families -0.02% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

White Sulphur Springs, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Sulphur Springs 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 # 70 83rd
Population Density # 123 70th
Diversity Index # 32 92nd
Median Household Income # 325 20th
Per Capita Income # 267 34th

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