Big Creek CDP, West Virginia
Population 416

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$119,100
Half are $104,800 - $218,500
Median Year Housing Built
1978
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$61,000
Poverty Rate
2%
Unemployment Rate
14.3%

The city of Big Creek is a rural city located in southwest West Virginia. It is one of 5 cities in Logan County. While many may refer to Big Creek as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP).

Big Creek, WV is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Big Creek, WV is a part of the Logan, WV Micro Area.

Housing

1978

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

72.9%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

$119,100

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

2.0

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

Employment

$60,927

Median Household Income

14.9

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

2%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$20,714

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

40%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Big Creek, WV generally make around 4007% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices.

14.3%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Big Creek, WV, 36% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

64%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Big Creek, WV, 36% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Demographics

416

Total Population

Race

White
100%
Black
0%
American Indian or Alaskan
0%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
0%
Two Plus Races
0%

Climate

The climate estimates use Big Creek, WV weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at LO.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are higher than 55% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 67% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 76% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSWV
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0144158
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0003572
Region2013 ACS3
Division2013 ACS5
State FIPS2013 ACS54
Place FIPS2013 ACS07228
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusBig Creek CDP
Name2013 ACSBig Creek CDP, West Virginia
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01779805
Place ANSI2010 Census02586764
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US5407228
GEOID2013 ACS5407228
Population2010 Census237
Population2013 ACS416
Housing Units2010 Census105
Housing Units2013 ACS119
Land Area2013 ACS0.6 square miles
Water Area2010 Census0
Population Density2013 ACS715.7 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[37.998082,-82.048904], [38.011433,-82.024205],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS38.005375419797, -82.036115397477
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census05