Tornado CDP, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tornado CDP, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Tornado Census Designated Place had a population of 1,078 as of July 1, 2017. Tornado CDP 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 Tornado CDP is located at latitude 38.327 and longitude -81.8574 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Tornado Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

The Tornado Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390396) 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 ""

The Tornado Census Designated Place is located within District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tornado CDP 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 Tornado CDP: Upper Falls CDP, Upper Falls Census Designated Place.

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


Total Population 1,078
Daytime Population: Workers 99
Daytime Population: Residents 504
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 603
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 1,078
Population in Familes 924
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 301
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $54,972
Average Household Income $62,213
Per Capita Income $23,853


Total Housing Units 447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 386 (86.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 ( 7.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $127,660
Average Home Value $135,751


Total Households 421
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 314
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 -0.51% -0.66%
Households -0.42% -0.58%
Families -0.47% -0.71%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.4%

Tornado CDP, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tornado CDP 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 # 142 65th
Population Density # 329 19th
Diversity Index # 259 37th
Median Household Income # 26 94th
Per Capita Income # 115 72nd

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