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Benwood, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Benwood had a population of 1,432 as of July 1, 2017. Benwood ranks in 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 Benwood is located at latitude 40.0046 and longitude -80.7306 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.56 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 646 feet.

The City of Benwood (GNIS ID: 2390565) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Benwood is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marshall County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Benwood: Bens Woods, Benwood Junction.

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Benwood, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,432
Daytime Population: Workers 604
Daytime Population: Residents 767
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,371
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 1,432
Population in Familes 1,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,104
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $30,036
Average Household Income $40,064
Per Capita Income $17,874


Total Housing Units 774 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 356 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 305 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $60,621
Average Home Value $72,199


Total Households 661
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 370
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 0.12% -0.21%
Households 0.15% -0.15%
Families 0.49% -0.33%
Median Household Income   0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

Benwood, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benwood 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 # 115 72nd
Population Density # 138 66th
Diversity Index # 91 78th
Median Household Income # 349 14th
Per Capita Income # 354 13th

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