Alum Creek, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Alum Creek, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Alum Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 1,793 as of July 1, 2018. Alum Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alum Creek is located at latitude 38.2945 and longitude -81.839 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Alum Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 620 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Alum Creek Census Designated Place are located in Kanawha County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Lincoln County.

The Alum Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Alum Creek Census Designated Place is located within Washington District (historical), a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alum Creek: Rome.

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


Total Population 1,793
Population in Households 1,793
Population in Familes 1,513
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 176
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $46,404
Average Household Income $67,339
Per Capita Income $27,053


Total Housing Units 778 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 585 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $110,560
Average Home Value $137,393


Total Households 719
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 528
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 0.3% -0.19%
Households 0.24% -0.22%
Families 0.37% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Alum Creek, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alum Creek 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 # 89 78th
Population Density # 371 9th
Diversity Index # 273 34th
Median Household Income # 89 78th
Per Capita Income # 69 83rd

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