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Craigsville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Craigsville Census Designated Place had a population of 2,151 as of July 1, 2017. 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 38.3223 and longitude -80.6469 in Nicholas County. The formal boundaries for the Craigsville Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Craigsville 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 Craigsville: Craigville, Signboard, Signpost.

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


Total Population 2,151
Daytime Population: Workers 474
Daytime Population: Residents 1,442
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,916
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 2,151
Population in Familes 1,772
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 354
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $30,086
Average Household Income $44,231
Per Capita Income $18,203


Total Housing Units 1,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 681 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $87,398
Average Home Value $100,477


Total Households 893
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 630
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 -0.39% -0.57%
Households -0.34% -0.5%
Families -0.02% -0.61%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Craigsville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Craigsville 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 # 74 82nd
Population Density # 309 24th
Diversity Index # 317 21st
Median Household Income # 348 14th
Per Capita Income # 340 16th

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