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Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Gallipolis Ferry Census Designated Place had a population of 957 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Gallipolis Ferry is located at latitude 38.7706 and longitude -82.1988 in Mason County. The formal boundaries for the Gallipolis Ferry Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.5 sq. miles. Mason County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 594 feet.

The Gallipolis Ferry Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586807) 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 Gallipolis Ferry Census Designated Place is located within Clendenin District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mason County.


Gallipolis Ferry, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 957 (100%)
Population in Households 957 (100.0%)
Population in Families 791 (82.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 421
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $45,527
Average Household Income $57,663
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $24,629
Wealth Index5 48


Total HU (Housing Units) 458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 340 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $78,885
Average Home Value $102,507
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 415
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 286
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.56% 0.46%
Households 1.7% 0.48%
Families 1.56% 0.42%
Median Household Income   -0.56%
Per Capita Income   0.53%
Owner Occupied HU   0.41%


Gallipolis Ferry, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gallipolis Ferry to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 157 61st
Population Density # 286 29th
Median Household Income # 119 71st
Housing Affordability Index # 357 88th
Per Capita Income # 134 67th
Diversity Index # 282 30th

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