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List of census-designated places in West Virginia

 

List of census-designated places in West Virginia

A sandstone building
The Pocahontas Fuel Company owned the Itmann Company Store and Office (pictured), located in the company town of Itmann. Designed by Alex B. Mahood, the store was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. The town and store both take their names from Pocahontas Fuel president I. T. Mann.[1][2]

The United States Census Bureau separates places by incorporation for statistical purposes during its decennial census. To incorporate, communities may need to meet statutory requirements made by their respective state, such as thresholds in population or specificities relative to location.[1] Federally, the Census Bureau defines incorporated places as areas, whose boundaries do not cross state lines, that "provide governmental functions for a concentration of people", as opposed to "minor civil [divisions], which generally ... provide services or administer an area without regard, necessarily, to population".[5] Unincorporated communities, classified as census-designated places (CDPs), lack elected municipal officers and boundaries with legal status.[5] The Bureau identified 169 CDPs in the state of West Virginia at the 2010 census.

The Municipal Code of West Virginia, which governs incorporation, requires applicant municipal corporations (places for incorporation) that cover an area more than 1 square mile (2.6 km2) to have a minimum of 500 inhabitants or freeholders per square mile, and those under 1 square mile to have at least 100 inhabitants or freeholders. Applicant areas must not reside within a municipality "urban in character", nor claim an area "disproportionate to its number of inhabitants".[6] Upon approval, the state classifies municipal corporations as a Class I city, with a population of more than fifty thousand, a Class II city, with a population between ten thousand and fifty thousand, a Class III city, with a population between two thousand and ten thousand, or a Class IV town or village, with a population of less than two thousand.[7] All municipalities can "use a common seal", defend, maintain, or institute a proceeding in court, and hold, take, purchase, or lease, as lessee, property for municipal purposes.[8]

Of the fifty-five counties in West Virginia, Logan is home to the most CDPs, with twenty-two, followed by Fayette, with eighteen, and Raleigh, with fifteen. The largest CDP by population is Teays Valley, with 13,175 residents, while Bowden, with 9 residents over 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2), represents the state's smallest CDP by both population and area.[9] Upper Falls, which spans 17.18 square miles (44.5 km2), constitutes the largest West Virginian CDP by area.[9]

Contents

  • Census-designated places 1
  • See also 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4

Census-designated places

CDPs in West Virginia[9]
Town County(ies)[2] 2010
population
Total area in
square miles
(square
kilometers)
Coordinates
Accoville Logan 574 3.27 sq mi
(8.5 km2)
Alum Creek Lincoln
Kanawha
1,749 10.26 sq mi
(26.6 km2)
Amherstdale Logan 350 2.97 sq mi
(7.7 km2)
Amherstdale-Robinette[3] Logan 1,785 17.80 sq mi
(46.1 km2)
Apple Grove Mason 204 2.46 sq mi
(6.4 km2)
Aurora Preston 201 2.11 sq mi
(5.5 km2)
Bartley McDowell 224 1.16 sq mi
(3.0 km2)
Bartow Pocahontas 111 0.46 sq mi
(1.2 km2)
Beards Fork Fayette 199 1.68 sq mi
(4.4 km2)
Beaver Raleigh 1,308 4.39 sq mi
(11.4 km2)
Belva Nicholas 95 0.16 sq mi
(0.41 km2)
Bergoo Webster 94 0.22 sq mi
(0.57 km2)
Berwind McDowell 278 0.30 sq mi
(0.78 km2)
Big Chimney Kanawha 627 2.06 sq mi
(5.3 km2)
Big Creek Logan 237 0.58 sq mi
(1.5 km2)
Big Sandy McDowell 168 0.55 sq mi
(1.4 km2)
Birch River Nicholas 107 0.38 sq mi
(0.98 km2)
Blennerhassett Wood 3,089 4.99 sq mi
(12.9 km2)
Bluewell Mercer 2,184 4.52 sq mi
(11.7 km2)
Boaz Wood 1,297 4.48 sq mi
(11.6 km2)
Bolt Raleigh 548 5.45 sq mi
(14.1 km2)
Boomer Fayette 615 1.48 sq mi
(3.8 km2)
Bowden Randolph 9 0.12 sq mi
(0.31 km2)
Bradley Raleigh 2,040 4.24 sq mi
(11.0 km2)
Brandywine Pendleton 218 0.49 sq mi
(1.3 km2)
Brenton Wyoming 249 0.64 sq mi
(1.7 km2)
Brookhaven Monongalia 5,171 9.28 sq mi
(24.0 km2)
Bruno Logan 544 1.32 sq mi
(3.4 km2)
Brush Fork Mercer 1,197 1.90 sq mi
(4.9 km2)
Bud Wyoming 487 3.15 sq mi
(8.2 km2)
Burlington Mineral 182 1.23 sq mi
(3.2 km2)
Carolina Marion 411 0.83 sq mi
(2.1 km2)
Cass Pocahontas 52 0.79 sq mi
(2.0 km2)
Cassville Monongalia 701 3.55 sq mi
(9.2 km2)
Century Barbour 115 0.13 sq mi
(0.34 km2)
Charlton Heights Fayette 406 0.49 sq mi
(1.3 km2)
Chattaroy Mingo 756 2.04 sq mi
(5.3 km2)
Chauncey Logan 283 1.45 sq mi
(3.8 km2)
Cheat Lake Monongalia 7,988 15.83 sq mi
(41.0 km2)
Chelyan Kanawha 776 0.43 sq mi
(1.1 km2)
Coal City Raleigh 1,815 6.31 sq mi
(16.3 km2)
Coal Fork Kanawha 1,233 5.15 sq mi
(13.3 km2)
Comfort Boone 306 1.00 sq mi
(2.6 km2)
Corinne Wyoming 362 0.39 sq mi
(1.0 km2)
Covel Wyoming 142 0.21 sq mi
(0.54 km2)
Crab Orchard Raleigh 2,678 2.24 sq mi
(5.8 km2)
Craigsville Nicholas 2,213 6.09 sq mi
(15.8 km2)
Cross Lanes Kanawha 9,995 6.42 sq mi
(16.6 km2)
Crum Wayne 182 0.51 sq mi
(1.3 km2)
Crumpler McDowell 204 1.50 sq mi
(3.9 km2)
Cucumber McDowell 94 0.45 sq mi
(1.2 km2)
Culloden Cabell
Putnam
3,061 4.23 sq mi
(11.0 km2)
Dailey Randolph 114 0.51 sq mi
(1.3 km2)
Daniels Raleigh 1,881 4.64 sq mi
(12.0 km2)
Deep Water Fayette 280 0.99 sq mi
(2.6 km2)
Despard Harrison 1,004 1.47 sq mi
(3.8 km2)
Dixie Nicholas
Fayette
291 0.73 sq mi
(1.9 km2)
East Dailey Randolph 557 1.05 sq mi
(2.7 km2)
Eccles Raleigh 362 0.69 sq mi
(1.8 km2)
Elkview Kanawha 1,222 1.75 sq mi
(4.5 km2)
Enterprise Harrison 961 2.94 sq mi
(7.6 km2)
Fairlea Greenbrier 1,747 3.74 sq mi
(9.7 km2)
Falling Waters Berkeley 876 1.25 sq mi
(3.2 km2)
Falls View Fayette 238 0.41 sq mi
(1.1 km2)
Fenwick Nicholas 116 0.15 sq mi
(0.39 km2)
Fort Ashby Mineral 1,380 3.57 sq mi
(9.2 km2)
Frank Pocahontas 90 0.38 sq mi
(0.98 km2)
Gallipolis Ferry Mason 817 2.77 sq mi
(7.2 km2)
Galloway Barbour 143 0.63 sq mi
(1.6 km2)
Ghent Raleigh 457 1.61 sq mi
(4.2 km2)
Gilbert Creek Mingo 1,090 11.57 sq mi
(30.0 km2)
Glen Ferris Fayette 203 1.63 sq mi
(4.2 km2)
Glen Fork Wyoming 487 3.09 sq mi
(8.0 km2)
Glen Jean Fayette 210 0.23 sq mi
(0.60 km2)
Glen White Raleigh 266 0.51 sq mi
(1.3 km2)
Great Cacapon Morgan 386 0.86 sq mi
(2.2 km2)
Green Bank Pocahontas 143 3.28 sq mi
(8.5 km2)
Green Spring Hampshire 218 2.20 sq mi
(5.7 km2)
Greenview Boone 378 1.02 sq mi
(2.6 km2)
Gypsy Harrison 328 0.78 sq mi
(2.0 km2)
Harts Logan 656 9.31 sq mi
(24.1 km2)
Helen Raleigh 219 0.24 sq mi
(0.62 km2)
Helvetia Randolph 59 1.81 sq mi
(4.7 km2)
Henlawson Logan 442 0.83 sq mi
(2.1 km2)
Hepzibah Harrison 566 0.92 sq mi
(2.4 km2)
Hico Fayette 272 5.02 sq mi
(13.0 km2)
Hilltop Fayette 624 0.65 sq mi
(1.7 km2)
Holden Logan 876 3.73 sq mi
(9.7 km2)
Hometown Putnam 668 0.80 sq mi
(2.1 km2)
Hooverson Heights Brooke 2,590 2.31 sq mi
(6.0 km2)
Huntersville Pocahontas 73 1.13 sq mi
(2.9 km2)
Idamay Marion 611 0.88 sq mi
(2.3 km2)
Inwood Berkeley 2,954 2.85 sq mi
(7.4 km2)
Itmann Wyoming 293 1.01 sq mi
(2.6 km2)
Jacksonburg Wetzel 182 1.50 sq mi
(3.9 km2)
Jefferson Kanawha 676 0.55 sq mi
(1.4 km2)
Justice Mingo 412 1.38 sq mi
(3.6 km2)
Kimberly Fayette 287 0.89 sq mi
(2.3 km2)
Kincaid Fayette 260 0.87 sq mi
(2.3 km2)
Kistler Logan 528 1.49 sq mi
(3.9 km2)
Kopperston Wyoming 616 1.92 sq mi
(5.0 km2)
Lashmeet Mercer 479 0.75 sq mi
(1.9 km2)
Lavalette Wayne 1,073 2.61 sq mi
(6.8 km2)
Lesage Cabell 1,358 7.23 sq mi
(18.7 km2)
Littleton Wetzel 198 0.67 sq mi
(1.7 km2)
Lubeck Wood 1,311 4.26 sq mi
(11.0 km2)
MacArthur Raleigh 1,500 3.00 sq mi
(7.8 km2)
Mallory Logan 1,654 0.34 sq mi
(0.88 km2)
Matheny Wyoming 531 3.52 sq mi
(9.1 km2)
Maybeury McDowell 234 1.67 sq mi
(4.3 km2)
McConnell Logan 514 0.34 sq mi
(0.88 km2)
Middleway Jefferson 441 1.12 sq mi
(2.9 km2)
Minden Fayette 250 0.49 sq mi
(1.3 km2)
Mineralwells Wood 1,950 1.55 sq mi
(4.0 km2)
Monaville Logan 309 0.46 sq mi
(1.2 km2)
Montcalm Mercer 726 2.74 sq mi
(7.1 km2)
Mount Carbon Fayette 428 0.24 sq mi
(0.62 km2)
Mount Gay-Shamrock Logan 1,779 7.56 sq mi
(19.6 km2)
Neibert Logan 183 0.63 sq mi
(1.6 km2)
Nettie Nicholas 568 3.15 sq mi
(8.2 km2)
Newell Hancock 1,376 0.94 sq mi
(2.4 km2)
New Richmond Wyoming 238 0.45 sq mi
(1.2 km2)
Omar Logan 552 1.14 sq mi
(3.0 km2)
Page Fayette 224 0.44 sq mi
(1.1 km2)
Pageton McDowell 187 1.22 sq mi
(3.2 km2)
Pea Ridge Cabell 6,650 2.35 sq mi
(6.1 km2)
Pentress Monongalia 175 0.61 sq mi
(1.6 km2)
Pickens Randolph 66 2.03 sq mi
(5.3 km2)
Pinch Kanawha 3,262 3.59 sq mi
(9.3 km2)
Piney View Raleigh 989 4.08 sq mi
(10.6 km2)
Powellton Fayette 619 5.35 sq mi
(13.9 km2)
Prichard Wayne 527 1.26 sq mi
(3.3 km2)
Prince Fayette 116 2.02 sq mi
(5.2 km2)
Prosperity Raleigh 1,498 2.46 sq mi
(6.4 km2)
Rachel Marion 248 0.35 sq mi
(0.91 km2)
Racine Boone 256 0.51 sq mi
(1.3 km2)
Rand Kanawha 1,631 0.46 sq mi
(1.2 km2)
Raysal McDowell 465 1.24 sq mi
(3.2 km2)
Reader Wetzel 397 0.95 sq mi
(2.5 km2)
Red Jacket Mingo 581 5.26 sq mi
(13.6 km2)
Robinette Logan 663 3.02 sq mi
(7.8 km2)
Roderfield McDowell 188 0.28 sq mi
(0.73 km2)
Rossmore Logan 301 0.63 sq mi
(1.6 km2)
Salt Rock Cabell 388 3.14 sq mi
(8.1 km2)
Sarah Ann Logan 345 1.83 sq mi
(4.7 km2)
Scarbro Fayette 486 0.68 sq mi
(1.8 km2)
Shady Spring Raleigh 2,998 6.14 sq mi
(15.9 km2)
Shannondale Jefferson 3,358 8.74 sq mi
(22.6 km2)
Shenandoah Junction Jefferson 703 1.01 sq mi
(2.6 km2)
Shrewsbury Kanawha 652 0.44 sq mi
(1.1 km2)
Sissonville Kanawha 4,028 12.84 sq mi
(33.3 km2)
Spelter Harrison 346 0.49 sq mi
(1.3 km2)
Springfield Hampshire 477 1.34 sq mi
(3.5 km2)
Stanaford Raleigh 1,350 1.92 sq mi
(5.0 km2)
Stollings Logan 316 0.38 sq mi
(0.98 km2)
Switzer Logan 595 2.36 sq mi
(6.1 km2)
Teays Valley Putnam 13,175 7.27 sq mi
(18.8 km2)
Tioga Nicholas 98 0.62 sq mi
(1.6 km2)
Twilight Boone 90 0.50 sq mi
(1.3 km2)
Upper Falls[4] Kanawha 3,701 17.18 sq mi
(44.5 km2)
Valley Bend Randolph 485 1.41 sq mi
(3.7 km2)
Valley Head Randolph 267 0.98 sq mi
(2.5 km2)
Van Boone 211 0.61 sq mi
(1.6 km2)
Verdunville Logan 689 2.67 sq mi
(6.9 km2)
Vivian McDowell 82 0.36 sq mi
(0.93 km2)
Washington Wood 1,175 4.38 sq mi
(11.3 km2)
Waverly Wood 395 1.48 sq mi
(3.8 km2)
Whitmer Randolph 106 0.42 sq mi
(1.1 km2)
Wiley Ford Mineral 1,026 2.88 sq mi
(7.5 km2)
Wolf Summit Harrison 272 0.36 sq mi
(0.93 km2)
A panorama of Corinne, West Virginia, during summer
The community of Corinne, West Virginia

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Mississippi, for instance, only requires potential incorporated areas to have a population of 300, whereas Florida requires potential incorporated areas to have a population of at least 1,500 if the county in which the area resides has a population of 75,000 or less, or of at least 7,500 if the county in which the area resides has a population of more than 75,000.[3][4]
  2. ^ If the CDP covers more than one county, the county that contains a majority of the CDP's population is listed first.
  3. ^ During the 2000 United States Census, the Census Bureau counted the communities of Amherstdale and Robinette together as Amherstdale-Robinette; in 2010, the Bureau made a distinction between the two. A part of Accoville was also formed from the disbanded CDP. The population total, total area, and coordinates of Amherstdale-Robinette reflect the 2000 census.[9][10][11]
  4. ^ Sometime after 1958, the United States Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System listed two names, "Tornado" and "Upper Falls", for the community. The United States Board on Geographic Names (USBGN) removed the name "Tornado" at the request of an Upper Falls Community Association member, but in 2013, the USBGN voted to change the CDP's name to Tornado, West Virginia after the Kanawha County Commission voted to support "Tornado" over "Upper Falls". The Census Bureau recognized "Upper Falls" as the community's name in the 2010 census.[9][12]

References

  1. ^ Chambers, S. Allen (2004). Buildings of West Virginia. Oxford University Press. p. 199.  
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, Itmann Company Store and Office" (DjVu). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 1990. pp. 1, 5, 7. 
  3. ^ Mississippi Code Annotated §21-1-1. 2010.
  4. ^ Florida Statutes §165.061. 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Terms and Concepts– Place". United States Census Bureau. United States Department of Commerce. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ West Virginia Code §8-2-1. Updated through the 2014 1st Special Session.
  7. ^ West Virginia Code §8-1-3. Updated through the 2014 1st Special Session.
  8. ^ West Virginia Code §8-12-1. Updated through the 2014 1st Special Session.
  9. ^ a b c d e "American Factfinder". United States Census Bureau. United States Department of Commerce. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ "West Virginia: 2010" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. United States Department of Commerce. September 2012. pp. 19–22. 
  11. ^ "Places2k". United States Census Bureau. United States Department of Commerce. Archived from the original (Zip) on July 2, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  12. ^ Steelhammer, Rick (March 15, 2013). "Tempest in a Teapot Calms into Tornado". The Charleston Gazette (The Daily Gazette Company). 
  13. ^ Gannett, Henry (1904). A Gazetteer of Virginia and West Virginia. Genealogical Publishing Company. p. 23.  
  14. ^ "DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency's Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern, 1972–1977". DOCUMERICA. National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  15. ^ Corn, Jack (April 1974). "Youngster Returning to School after Going Home During Recess to Get an Ice Cream Cone...". DOCUMERICA. National Archives and Records Administration. 
  16. ^ Corn, Jack (June 1974). "Coal City Club in Coal City, West Virginia, a Part of Beckley...". DOCUMERICA. National Archives and Records Administration. 
  17. ^ "National Register of Historic Places– Inventory Nomination Form, Bank of Glen Jean" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. December 21, 1982. p. 2. 
  18. ^ Schaefer, Harry (June 1973). "Rand, West Virginia, with much of its population living in poverty...". DOCUMERICA. National Archives and Records Administration. 
  19. ^ Torok, George D (2004). A Guide to Historic Coal Towns of the Big Sandy River Valley. University of Tennessee Press. p. 124.  
  20. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, Peerless Coal Company Store" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 17, 1992. p. 2. 
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