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Clendenin, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Clendenin had a population of 1,262 as of July 1, 2017. Clendenin ranks in the lower 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 Clendenin is located at latitude 38.4845 and longitude -81.3515 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clendenin (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 623 feet.

The Town of Clendenin (GNIS ID: 2390801) 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 Town of Clendenin is located within District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clendenin 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 Clendenin: Chilton, Clendennen, Clendennin, Glendenin.

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


Total Population 1,262
Daytime Population: Workers 315
Daytime Population: Residents 802
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,117
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,262
Population in Familes 1,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 873
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $39,939
Average Household Income $48,564
Per Capita Income $20,219


Total Housing Units 564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 402 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $78,947
Average Home Value $97,201


Total Households 541
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 363
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 0.39% 0.17%
Households 0.44% 0.18%
Families 1.11% 0.06%
Median Household Income   0.21%
Per Capita Income   1.59%

Clendenin, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clendenin 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 # 130 68th
Population Density # 177 57th
Diversity Index # 336 16th
Median Household Income # 177 57th
Per Capita Income # 269 34th

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