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Oceana, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Oceana had a population of 1,307 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Oceana is located at latitude 37.6934 and longitude -81.6299 in Wyoming County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oceana (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Wyoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,263 feet.

The Town of Oceana (GNIS ID: 2391343) 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.

The Town of Oceana is located within District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wyoming County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oceana 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 Oceana: Cassville, Cookes, Ginseng, Occana, Sumpterville, Wyoming Court House.

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


Total Population 1,307
Daytime Population: Workers 652
Daytime Population: Residents 901
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,553
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 1,307
Population in Familes 1,115
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,011
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $40,836
Average Household Income $52,179
Per Capita Income $21,552


Total Housing Units 651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 457 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $64,041
Average Home Value $81,305


Total Households 563
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 407
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 -0.88% -1.09%
Households -0.76% -0.98%
Families -0.03% -1.16%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Oceana, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oceana 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 # 126 69th
Population Density # 151 63rd
Diversity Index # 275 32nd
Median Household Income # 162 60th
Per Capita Income # 211 48th

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