The Town of Cowen had a population of 565 as of July 1, 2018.
The primary coordinate point for Cowen is located at latitude 38.4106 and longitude -80.5539 in Webster County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cowen (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Webster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,270 feet.
The Town of Cowen (GNIS ID: 2390814) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Cowen: Cowan, The Savannah of the Mountains.
|Population in Households||563|
|Population in Familes||467|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2|
|Median Household Income||$39,580|
|Average Household Income||$61,449|
|Per Capita Income||$24,720|
|Total Housing Units||281 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||176 (62.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||61 (21.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||44 (15.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$69,811|
|Average Home Value||$87,500|
|Average Household Size||2.38|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.98%|
|Per Capita Income||3.31%|
The table below compares Cowen 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.
|Total Population||# 227||44th|
|Population Density||# 175||57th|
|Diversity Index||# 250||39th|
|Median Household Income||# 197||52nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 106||74th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.