Carpendale, WV Profile: Facts & Data

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Carpendale, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Carpendale had a population of 968 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.6332 and longitude -78.7837 in Mineral County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Carpendale 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.


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Carpendale, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Carpendale, WV Housing Affordability Index is 184
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Carpendale, WV Wealth Index is 51
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 968
Population in Households 968
Population in Familes 801
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 738
Diversity Index1 3
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,430
Average Household Income $57,355
Per Capita Income $23,641
Wealth Index3 51

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 423 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 326 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $138,559
Housing Affordability Index2 184
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 399
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 280
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.1% -0.4%
Households -0.08% -0.4%
Families -0.23% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.2%

Carpendale, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carpendale to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 156 62nd
Population Density # 208 49th
Diversity Index # 386 4th
Median Household Income # 83 80th
Per Capita Income # 150 63rd

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