Carpendale, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Carpendale, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Carpendale had a population of 971 as of July 1, 2017. Carpendale ranks in the lower 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 Carpendale is located at latitude 39.6277 and longitude -78.7897 in Mineral County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Carpendale (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mineral County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 633 feet.

The Town of Carpendale (GNIS ID: 2390771) 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 Carpendale is located within District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mineral County.

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


Total Population 971
Daytime Population: Workers 24
Daytime Population: Residents 477
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 501
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.52
Population in Households 971
Population in Familes 806
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 740
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $40,553
Average Household Income $51,703
Per Capita Income $21,139


Total Housing Units 421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 336 (79.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $123,438
Average Home Value $128,051


Total Households 397
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 280
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 -0.08% -0.21%
Households -0.17% -0.3%
Families -0.29% -0.36%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.15%

Carpendale, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carpendale 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 # 157 61st
Population Density # 203 50th
Diversity Index # 390 4th
Median Household Income # 168 59th
Per Capita Income # 230 43rd

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