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Carpendale, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Carpendale had a population of 966 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018)


Total Population 966
Population in Households 966
Population in Familes 799
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 736
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $43,935
Average Household Income $54,487
Per Capita Income $22,393


Total Housing Units 423 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 328 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $128,390
Average Home Value $139,253


Total Households 397
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 280
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.14% -0.23%
Households -0.15% -0.2%
Families -0.26% -0.29%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.45%

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, 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 # 158 61st
Population Density # 207 49th
Diversity Index # 393 3rd
Median Household Income # 118 71st
Per Capita Income # 188 54th

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