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White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of White Sulphur Springs had a population of 2,293 as of July 1, 2019. 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 37.7965 and longitude -80.2976 in Greenbrier County. The formal boundaries for the City of White Sulphur Springs 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for White Sulphur Springs: Dry Creek.

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White Sulphur Springs, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

White Sulphur Springs, WV Housing Affordability Index is 157
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

White Sulphur Springs, WV Wealth Index is 38
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 2,293 (100%)
Population in Households 2,195 (95.7%)
Population in Families 1,630 (71.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 98 ( 4.3%)
Population Density 1,224
Diversity Index2 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,416
Average Household Income $44,512
Per Capita Income $19,691
Wealth Index4 38

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 647 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 402 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 327 (23.7%)
Median Home Value $106,373
Housing Affordability Index3 157
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,050
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 614
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 -0.25% -0.29%
Households -0.37% -0.4%
Families -0.11% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

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

The table below compares White Sulphur Springs 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 # 71 83rd
Population Density # 122 70th
Diversity Index # 26 94th
Median Household Income # 332 18th
Per Capita Income # 280 31st

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