Anawalt, West Virginia

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Anawalt, West Virginia
Town
Location of Anawalt, West Virginia
Location of Anawalt, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°20′11″N 81°26′26″W / 37.33639°N 81.44056°W / 37.33639; -81.44056Coordinates: 37°20′11″N 81°26′26″W / 37.33639°N 81.44056°W / 37.33639; -81.44056
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
Government
 • Mayor Dorothy Brown
Area[1]
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,706 ft (520 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 226
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 219
 • Density 396.5/sq mi (153.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24808
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-01780[4]
GNIS feature ID 2390703[5]

Anawalt is a town in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. At one time it was known as Jeanette. The population was 226 at the 2010 census. Anawalt was incorporated in 1949. It is named in honor of Colonel Anawalt, who was then manager of Union Supply Company, a subsidiary of the United States Steel Company. Coal mining remains the town's chief industry. Anawalt is the closest town for the unincorporated communities of Jenkinjones, Conklintown, Pageton, Leckie, and Little Creek.

Geography[edit]

Anawalt is located at 37°20′9″N 81°26′14″W / 37.33583°N 81.43722°W / 37.33583; -81.43722 (37.3364565 -81.4405962)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 226 people, 91 households, and 62 families residing in the town. The population density was 396.5 inhabitants per square mile (153.1 /km2). There were 135 housing units at an average density of 236.8 per square mile (91.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.9% White, 9.3% African American, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 91 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 19.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the town was 44.3 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 32.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 272 people, 114 households, and 77 families residing in the town. The population density was 418.4 inhabitants per square mile (161.5 /km2). There were 148 housing units at an average density of 227.7 per square mile (87.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.44% White, 9.19% African American, and 0.37% from two or more races.

There were 114 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $13,333, and the median income for a family was $17,321. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,953. About 37.3% of families and 37.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 28.3% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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