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Handley, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Handley had a population of 327 as of July 1, 2019. Handley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Handley is located at latitude 38.187 and longitude -81.3654 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Handley encompass a land area of 0.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 646 feet.

The Town of Handley (GNIS ID: 2390230) 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 Handley is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.


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Handley, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Handley, WV Housing Affordability Index is 238
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Handley, WV Wealth Index is 35
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 327 (100%)
Population in Households 327 (100.0%)
Population in Families 252 (77.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 343
Diversity Index2 32
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,140
Average Household Income $47,363
Per Capita Income $20,365
Wealth Index4 35

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $81,034
Housing Affordability Index3 238
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 123
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.7% -0.93%
Households -0.68% -1.0%
Families -2.04% -1.08%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   3.71%

Handley, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Handley to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 295 27th
Population Density # 314 23rd
Diversity Index # 22 95th
Median Household Income # 282 30th
Per Capita Income # 252 38th

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