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Spelter, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Spelter Census Designated Place had a population of 355 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spelter 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 Spelter: Zeising.

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Spelter, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 355
Daytime Population: Workers 60
Daytime Population: Residents 234
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 294
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 355
Population in Familes 290
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 717
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $24,714
Average Household Income $37,658
Per Capita Income $15,045


Total Housing Units 152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $64,063
Average Home Value $85,096


Total Households 144
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 97
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 0.35% 0.17%
Households 0.29% 0.14%
Families 0.14% 0.21%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

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, 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 # 280 31st
Population Density # 207 49th
Diversity Index # 243 40th
Median Household Income # 388 4th
Per Capita Income # 389 4th

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