Spelter, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Spelter, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Spelter Census Designated Place had a population of 351 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Spelter is located at latitude 39.3432 and longitude -80.3164 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the Spelter Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The Spelter Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586884) 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 Spelter Census Designated Place is located within Eastern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harrison County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Spelter: Zeising.

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


Total Population 351
Population in Households 351
Population in Familes 286
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 709
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $27,332
Average Household Income $42,427
Per Capita Income $17,143


Total Housing Units 152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 105 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $63,194
Average Home Value $85,238


Total Households 142
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 96
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 0.17% 0.11%
Households 0.09% 0.0%
Families 0.0% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Spelter, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spelter 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 # 285 30th
Population Density # 212 48th
Diversity Index # 265 36th
Median Household Income # 378 7th
Per Capita Income # 373 8th

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