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Holden, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Holden Census Designated Place had a population of 818 as of July 1, 2017. Holden ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Holden is located at latitude 37.8194 and longitude -82.0812 in Logan County. The formal boundaries for the Holden Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Logan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The Holden Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389940) 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 Holden Census Designated Place is located within Western District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Logan County.

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


Total Population 818
Daytime Population: Workers 649
Daytime Population: Residents 524
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,173
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.43
Population in Households 687
Population in Familes 572
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density2 219
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $37,696
Average Household Income $54,087
Per Capita Income $21,700


Total Housing Units 358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $119,773


Total Households 308
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 209
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 -0.94% -1.07%
Households -1.23% -1.33%
Families -2.55% -1.38%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Holden, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holden 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 # 174 57th
Population Density # 359 12th
Diversity Index # 69 83rd
Median Household Income # 227 44th
Per Capita Income # 201 51st

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