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Alderson, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Alderson had a population of 1,221 as of July 1, 2017. Alderson 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 Alderson is located at latitude 37.7276 and longitude -80.6438 in Greenbrier County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Alderson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Greenbrier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,549 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Alderson are located in Greenbrier County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Monroe County.

The Town of Alderson (GNIS ID: 2390700) 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 Alderson is located within Eastern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greenbrier County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alderson 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 Alderson: Aldersons Ferry.

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


Total Population 1,221
Daytime Population: Workers 485
Daytime Population: Residents 696
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,181
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 1,221
Population in Familes 898
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,372
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $27,777
Average Household Income $43,093
Per Capita Income $19,453


Total Housing Units 627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 218 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $105,859
Average Home Value $135,635


Total Households 533
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 309
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 0.43% 0.36%
Households 0.39% 0.34%
Families -0.26% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Alderson, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alderson 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 # 132 68th
Population Density # 105 74th
Diversity Index # 47 89th
Median Household Income # 375 8th
Per Capita Income # 299 26th

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