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Green Bank, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Green Bank Census Designated Place had a population of 127 as of July 1, 2020. Green Bank ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Green Bank is located at latitude 38.4201 and longitude -79.8314 in Pocahontas County. The formal boundaries for the Green Bank Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pocahontas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,651 feet.

The Green Bank Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586818) 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 Green Bank Census Designated Place is located within Greenbank District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pocahontas County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Green Bank: Green Banks, Greenbank.


Green Bank, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 127 (100%)
Population in Households 127 (100.0%)
Population in Families 99 (78.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 39
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $40,387
Average Household Income $54,887
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $24,885
Wealth Index5 56


Total HU (Housing Units) 90 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (38.9%)
Median Home Value $152,778
Average Home Value $175,000
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 55
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -1.15% -1.13%
Households -1.01% -1.12%
Families 0.58% -1.17%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.34%


Green Bank, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Green Bank to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 379 6th
Population Density # 402 1st
Median Household Income # 189 53rd
Housing Affordability Index # 8 2nd
Per Capita Income # 122 70th
Diversity Index # 248 40th

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