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Lavalette, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Lavalette Census Designated Place had a population of 1,051 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lavalette 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 Lavalette: Lavelette.

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


Total Population 1,051
Daytime Population: Workers 244
Daytime Population: Residents 603
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 847
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 1,051
Population in Familes 865
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 403
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $39,952
Average Household Income $59,299
Per Capita Income $25,014


Total Housing Units 519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 338 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $124,709
Average Home Value $137,684


Total Households 454
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 311
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 -0.29% -0.21%
Households -0.3% -0.22%
Families -0.61% -0.32%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

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, 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 # 144 65th
Population Density # 294 28th
Diversity Index # 310 23rd
Median Household Income # 176 57th
Per Capita Income # 84 80th

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