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Valley Bend, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Valley Bend Census Designated Place had a population of 492 as of July 1, 2017. Valley Bend 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 Valley Bend is located at latitude 38.7694 and longitude -79.9279 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the Valley Bend Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,028 feet.

The Valley Bend Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586892) 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 Valley Bend Census Designated Place is located within Valley Bend District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valley Bend population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 492
Daytime Population: Workers 12
Daytime Population: Residents 210
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 222
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.45
Population in Households 492
Population in Familes 411
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 350
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $55,527
Average Household Income $69,753
Per Capita Income $29,134


Total Housing Units 233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $90,351
Average Home Value $104,310


Total Households 209
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 149
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 0.2% 0.16%
Households 0.13% 0.1%
Families -0.09% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Valley Bend, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Bend 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 # 246 40th
Population Density # 313 23rd
Diversity Index # 278 32nd
Median Household Income # 25 94th
Per Capita Income # 33 92nd

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