Cheat Lake, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Cheat Lake, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Cheat Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 9,122 as of July 1, 2018. Cheat Lake 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 Cheat Lake is located at latitude 39.6636 and longitude -79.8481 in Monongalia County. The formal boundaries for the Cheat Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.31 sq. miles and a water area of 1.52 sq. miles. Monongalia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 997 feet.

The Cheat Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389307) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Cheat Lake Census Designated Place is located within Eastern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monongalia County.

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


Total Population 9,122
Population in Households 9,122
Population in Familes 7,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 638
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $84,789
Average Household Income $121,334
Per Capita Income $48,039


Total Housing Units 4,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,931 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 681 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 412 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $271,389
Average Home Value $380,674


Total Households 3,612
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 2,552
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 1.62% 1.36%
Households 1.63% 1.34%
Families 1.52% 1.2%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   0.62%

Cheat Lake, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheat Lake 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 # 18 96th
Population Density # 227 44th
Diversity Index # 91 78th
Median Household Income # 2 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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