Also See: Terra Alta, WV ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The Town of Terra Alta had a population of 1,569 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Terra Alta is located at latitude 39.4456 and longitude -79.5464 in Preston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Terra Alta encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Preston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,582 feet.
The Town of Terra Alta (GNIS ID: 2391442) 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Terra Alta: Cranberry, Cranberry Station, Cranberry Summit, Green Glades, Portland, Salt Lick, Salt Lick Falls.
|Total Population||1,569 (100%)|
|Population in Households||1,497 (95.4%)|
|Population in Families||1,183 (75.4%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||72 ( 4.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$34,305|
|Average Household Income||$44,192|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||10%|
|Per Capita Income||$17,535|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||758 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||486 (64.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||170 (22.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||102 (13.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$80,899|
|Average Home Value||$117,798|
|Housing Affordability Index3||268|
|Average Household Size||2.28|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.68%|
|Per Capita Income||1.41%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.2%|
The table below compares Terra Alta 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.
|Total Population||# 100||75th|
|Population Density||# 106||74th|
|Median Household Income||# 291||28th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 233||58th|
|Per Capita Income||# 357||12th|
|Diversity Index||# 275||31st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.