Beaver, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Beaver, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Beaver Census Designated Place had a population of 1,296 as of July 1, 2017. Beaver 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 Beaver is located at latitude 37.7329 and longitude -81.1572 in Raleigh County. The formal boundaries for the Beaver Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Raleigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,152 feet.

The Beaver Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389185) 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 Beaver Census Designated Place is located within District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Raleigh County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Beaver 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 Beaver: Beever, Glen Hedrick.

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


Total Population 1,296
Daytime Population: Workers 463
Daytime Population: Residents 707
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,170
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 1,277
Population in Familes 1,010
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 298
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $41,149
Average Household Income $48,815
Per Capita Income $20,717


Total Housing Units 664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 391 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $99,432
Average Home Value $122,762


Total Households 545
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 349
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 -0.13% -0.28%
Households -0.2% -0.37%
Families -0.69% -0.52%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.54%

Beaver, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beaver 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 # 128 69th
Population Density # 331 19th
Diversity Index # 208 48th
Median Household Income # 157 61st
Per Capita Income # 254 38th

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