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Elkview, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Elkview Census Designated Place had a population of 1,181 as of July 1, 2017. Elkview 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 Elkview is located at latitude 38.432 and longitude -81.4742 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Elkview Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 597 feet.

The Elkview Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389034) 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 Elkview Census Designated Place is located within District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elkview 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 Elkview: Elk View.

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


Total Population 1,181
Daytime Population: Workers 262
Daytime Population: Residents 632
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 894
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 1,181
Population in Familes 957
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 703
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $41,720
Average Household Income $55,801
Per Capita Income $23,955


Total Housing Units 550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 383 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $121,250
Average Home Value $145,703


Total Households 513
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 349
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 -0.47% -0.62%
Households -0.37% -0.55%
Families -0.16% -0.64%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Elkview, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkview 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 # 134 67th
Population Density # 214 47th
Diversity Index # 381 6th
Median Household Income # 144 65th
Per Capita Income # 113 72nd

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