Bolt, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bolt, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Bolt Census Designated Place had a population of 571 as of July 1, 2017. Bolt 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 Bolt is located at latitude 37.7616 and longitude -81.4164 in Raleigh County. The formal boundaries for the Bolt Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Raleigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,988 feet.

The Bolt Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586767) 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 Bolt Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Raleigh County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bolt 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 Bolt: Breckenridge.

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


Total Population 571
Daytime Population: Workers 14
Daytime Population: Residents 392
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 406
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 571
Population in Familes 492
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 105
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $50,683
Average Household Income $60,092
Per Capita Income $23,141


Total Housing Units 248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $95,357
Average Home Value $114,730


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 169
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 0.57% 0.04%
Households 0.49% -0.09%
Families 0.42% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Bolt, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bolt 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 # 222 45th
Population Density # 389 4th
Diversity Index # 325 19th
Median Household Income # 50 88th
Per Capita Income # 140 66th

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