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Elk Garden, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Elk Garden had a population of 229 as of July 1, 2017. Elk Garden 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 Elk Garden is located at latitude 39.3862 and longitude -79.1556 in Mineral County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elk Garden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mineral County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,293 feet.

The Town of Elk Garden (GNIS ID: 2390165) 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 Elk Garden is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mineral County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elk Garden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elk Garden: Elk Pond.

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Elk Garden, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 229
Daytime Population: Workers 99
Daytime Population: Residents 158
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 257
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 229
Population in Familes 192
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 889
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $28,249
Average Household Income $39,349
Per Capita Income $15,177


Total Housing Units 108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $48,684
Average Home Value $72,973


Total Households 90
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 67
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 -0.18% -0.26%
Households -0.3% -0.22%
Families -0.4% -0.6%
Median Household Income   -0.41%
Per Capita Income   0.78%

Elk Garden, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk Garden 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 # 332 18th
Population Density # 174 57th
Diversity Index # 348 14th
Median Household Income # 372 8th
Per Capita Income # 387 5th

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