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Amherstdale, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Amherstdale Census Designated Place had a population of 365 as of July 1, 2019. 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 37.7854 and longitude -81.8093 in Logan County. The formal boundaries for the Amherstdale Census Designated Place 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.


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Amherstdale, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Amherstdale, WV Housing Affordability Index is 273
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Amherstdale, WV Wealth Index is 70
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 365 (100%)
Population in Households 356 (97.5%)
Population in Families 300 (82.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 9 ( 2.5%)
Population Density 122
Diversity Index2 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,441
Average Household Income $60,677
Per Capita Income $23,811
Wealth Index4 70

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 112 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $73,370
Housing Affordability Index3 273
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 106
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.45% -0.28%
Households 0.38% -0.28%
Families 0.42% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Amherstdale, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amherstdale to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 281 31st
Population Density # 383 5th
Diversity Index # 174 57th
Median Household Income # 259 36th
Per Capita Income # 144 65th

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