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West Hamlin, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of West Hamlin had a population of 729 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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West Hamlin, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 729
Population in Households 727
Population in Familes 587
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,365
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $36,783
Average Household Income $44,599
Per Capita Income $18,815


Total Housing Units 395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 230 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $97,685
Average Home Value $110,590


Total Households 337
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 224
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.72% -0.75%
Households -0.66% -0.66%
Families 0.73% -0.82%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 2018 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 # 187 54th
Population Density # 107 74th
Diversity Index # 268 33rd
Median Household Income # 259 36th
Per Capita Income # 333 18th

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