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Amherstdale, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Amherstdale Census Designated Place had a population of 322 as of July 1, 2017. Amherstdale 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 Amherstdale is located at latitude 37.7826 and longitude -81.8271 in Logan County. The formal boundaries for the Amherstdale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Logan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 896 feet.

The Amherstdale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586753) 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 "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Amherstdale Census Designated Place is located within Eastern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Logan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Amherstdale 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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Amherstdale, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 322
Daytime Population: Workers 74
Daytime Population: Residents 205
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 279
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 312
Population in Familes 263
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 109
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $35,400
Average Household Income $56,306
Per Capita Income $22,451


Total Housing Units 141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $97,368
Average Home Value $103,804


Total Households 129
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 94
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 -1.14% -1.21%
Households -1.22% -1.27%
Families -1.12% -1.54%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Amherstdale, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amherstdale 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 # 294 28th
Population Density # 388 4th
Diversity Index # 158 60th
Median Household Income # 272 33rd
Per Capita Income # 165 60th

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