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Holden, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Holden CDP(1) had a population of 733 as of July 1, 2023. Holden 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 Holden is located at latitude 37.8243 and longitude -82.0596 in Logan County. The formal boundaries for the Holden Census Designated Place 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 Holden Census Designated Place 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Holden, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 733 (100%)
Population in Households 707 (96.5%)
Population in Families 609 (83.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 26 ( 3.5%)
Population Density 196
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $38,552
Average Household Income $50,991
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $20,446
Wealth Index5 32
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (40.8)


Total HU (Housing Units) 332 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $97,857
Average Home Value $100,985
Housing Affordability Index3 167


Total Households 293
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 202
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -2.01% -1.29%
Households -0.10% -1.12%
Families   -1.01%
Median Household Income   0.60%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
Owner Occupied HU   0.10%

Holden, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holden to the other 439 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 61st
Population Density # 386 12th
Median Household Income # 300 32nd
Housing Affordability Index # 227 52nd
Per Capita Income # 369 16th
Diversity Index # 118 74th

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