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Craigsville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Craigsville Census Designated Place had a population of 2,252 as of July 1, 2019. Craigsville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Craigsville is located at latitude 38.3307 and longitude -80.6531 in Nicholas County. The formal boundaries for the Craigsville Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Nicholas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,313 feet.

The Craigsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389368) 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 Craigsville Census Designated Place is located within Beaver District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nicholas County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Craigsville: Craigville, Signboard, Signpost.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Craigsville, WV Housing Affordability Index is 224
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

Craigsville, WV Wealth Index is 50
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 2,252 (100%)
Population in Households 2,252 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,854 (82.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 371
Diversity Index2 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,417
Average Household Income $50,987
Per Capita Income $20,770
Wealth Index4 50

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,057 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 701 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $86,017
Housing Affordability Index3 224
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 931
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 655
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 0.19% -0.17%
Households 0.19% -0.19%
Families 0.4% -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.32%

Craigsville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Craigsville 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 # 72 82nd
Population Density # 305 25th
Diversity Index # 335 19th
Median Household Income # 260 36th
Per Capita Income # 238 41st

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