West Hamlin, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Hamlin, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of West Hamlin had a population of 795 as of July 1, 2017. West Hamlin ranks in the upper 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 West Hamlin is located at latitude 38.2849 and longitude -82.1978 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Hamlin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The Town of West Hamlin (GNIS ID: 2391476) 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 West Hamlin is located within Sheridan District (historical), a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Hamlin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 795
Daytime Population: Workers 212
Daytime Population: Residents 557
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 769
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 793
Population in Familes 643
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,489
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $35,170
Average Household Income $41,262
Per Capita Income $17,348


Total Housing Units 395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $89,516
Average Home Value $104,800


Total Households 368
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 244
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 0.37% 0.18%
Households 0.46% 0.22%
Families 2.02% 0.08%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.35%

West Hamlin, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Hamlin 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 # 181 56th
Population Density # 97 76th
Diversity Index # 300 26th
Median Household Income # 277 32nd
Per Capita Income # 363 11th

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