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Glen Fork, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Glen Fork Census Designated Place had a population of 455 as of July 1, 2017. Glen Fork 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 Glen Fork is located at latitude 37.7006 and longitude -81.5388 in Wyoming County. The formal boundaries for the Glen Fork Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wyoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,421 feet.

The Glen Fork Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586813) 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 Glen Fork Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wyoming County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glen Fork 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 Glen Fork: Clens Fork, Glenfork.

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


Total Population 455
Daytime Population: Workers 73
Daytime Population: Residents 318
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 391
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 455
Population in Familes 388
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 148
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $36,435
Average Household Income $48,969
Per Capita Income $20,088


Total Housing Units 198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $85,976
Average Home Value $107,407


Total Households 175
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 129
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 -0.93% -1.12%
Households -0.76% -1.05%
Families -1.12% -1.27%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Glen Fork, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Fork 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 # 255 37th
Population Density # 373 8th
Diversity Index # 372 7th
Median Household Income # 255 37th
Per Capita Income # 276 32nd

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