Lavalette, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Lavalette, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Lavalette Census Designated Place had a population of 1,027 as of July 1, 2018. Lavalette ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Lavalette is located at latitude 38.3224 and longitude -82.4479 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Lavalette Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 574 feet.

The Lavalette Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586842) 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 Lavalette Census Designated Place is located within Union District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lavalette: Lavelette.

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Lavalette, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,027
Population in Households 1,027
Population in Familes 842
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 394
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $43,021
Average Household Income $66,268
Per Capita Income $27,781


Total Housing Units 503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 340 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $143,824


Total Households 443
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 303
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.53% -0.51%
Households -0.56% -0.59%
Families -0.85% -0.67%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   1.43%

Lavalette, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lavalette to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 150 63rd
Population Density # 296 27th
Diversity Index # 326 21st
Median Household Income # 132 68th
Per Capita Income # 58 86th

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