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Eleanor, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Eleanor had a population of 1,562 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Eleanor is located at latitude 38.5375 and longitude -81.9254 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Eleanor (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 600 feet.

The Town of Eleanor (GNIS ID: 2390163) 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 Eleanor is located within Buffalo-Union District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Putnam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eleanor 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 Eleanor: Red House Farms.

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


Total Population 1,562
Daytime Population: Workers 1,025
Daytime Population: Residents 865
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,890
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 1,562
Population in Familes 1,316
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 736
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $50,851
Average Household Income $65,932
Per Capita Income $26,961


Total Housing Units 674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 495 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $131,026
Average Home Value $142,460


Total Households 639
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 452
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% 0.32%
Households 0.33% 0.34%
Families 0.22% 0.22%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

Eleanor, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eleanor 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 # 100 76th
Population Density # 205 50th
Diversity Index # 263 35th
Median Household Income # 49 88th
Per Capita Income # 52 87th

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