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Northfork, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Northfork had a population of 449 as of July 1, 2018. Northfork 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 Northfork is located at latitude 37.4196 and longitude -81.4274 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Northfork (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,686 feet.

The Town of Northfork (GNIS ID: 2391336) 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 Town of Northfork is located within North Elkin District, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Northfork: North Fork.

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Northfork, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 449
Population in Households 449
Population in Familes 369
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 466
Diversity Index3 48
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $27,649
Average Household Income $39,201
Per Capita Income $15,927

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (27.8%)
Median Home Value $34,259
Average Home Value $51,014
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 179
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.55% -0.36%
Households 0.41% -0.34%
Families 1.39% -0.5%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.09%

Northfork, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northfork to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 259 36th
Population Density # 276 32nd
Diversity Index # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 377 7th
Per Capita Income # 388 4th

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