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Big Creek, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Big Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 195 as of July 1, 2017. Big Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Big Creek is located at latitude 38.0054 and longitude -82.0361 in Logan County. The formal boundaries for the Big Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Logan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 633 feet.

The Big Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586764) 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 Big Creek Census Designated Place is located within Eastern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Logan County.

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


Total Population 195
Daytime Population: Workers 13
Daytime Population: Residents 130
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 143
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 195
Population in Familes 161
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 336
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $39,262
Average Household Income $53,061
Per Capita Income $22,526


Total Housing Units 103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $117,500
Average Home Value $163,559


Total Households 81
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 56
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 -2.65% -1.48%
Households -2.59% -1.53%
Families -1.39% -1.47%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Big Creek, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big 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 # 349 14th
Population Density # 316 22nd
Diversity Index # 385 5th
Median Household Income # 193 53rd
Per Capita Income # 158 61st

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