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Alum Creek, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Alum Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 1,902 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alum Creek 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 Alum Creek: Rome.

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


Total Population 1,902
Daytime Population: Workers 224
Daytime Population: Residents 1,054
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,278
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 1,902
Population in Familes 1,610
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 187
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $44,492
Average Household Income $60,361
Per Capita Income $24,266


Total Housing Units 809 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 619 (76.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $102,985
Average Home Value $129,435


Total Households 764
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 561
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 1.16% 0.56%
Households 1.11% 0.62%
Families 1.27% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 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 # 83 80th
Population Density # 366 10th
Diversity Index # 284 31st
Median Household Income # 99 76th
Per Capita Income # 101 75th

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