Beech Bottom, West Virginia

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Beech Bottom, West Virginia
Village
Location of Beech Bottom, West Virginia
Location of Beech Bottom, West Virginia
Coordinates: 40°13′27″N 80°39′8″W / 40.22417°N 80.65222°W / 40.22417; -80.65222Coordinates: 40°13′27″N 80°39′8″W / 40.22417°N 80.65222°W / 40.22417; -80.65222
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Brooke
Area[1]
 • Total 1.86 sq mi (4.82 km2)
 • Land 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Water 0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 523
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 516
 • Density 450.9/sq mi (174.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26030
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-05452[4]
GNIS feature ID 1535513[5]

Beech Bottom is a village in Brooke County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. It is part of the WeirtonSteubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 523 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Beech Bottom is located at 40°13′27″N 80°39′8″W / 40.22417°N 80.65222°W / 40.22417; -80.65222 (40.224276, -80.652181).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.86 square miles (4.82 km2), of which, 1.16 square miles (3.00 km2) is land and 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 523 people, 209 households, and 141 families residing in the village. The population density was 450.9 inhabitants per square mile (174.1 /km2). There were 257 housing units at an average density of 221.6 per square mile (85.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.8% Asian, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 209 households of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.5% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the village was 42.1 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 18% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 606 people, 226 households, and 153 families residing in the village. The population density was 721.6 people per square mile (278.5/km²). There were 240 housing units at an average density of 285.8 per square mile (110.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.17% White, 0.17% Native American, and 0.66% from two or more races.

There were 226 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the village the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,393, and the median income for a family was $38,281. Males had a median income of $30,455 versus $20,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,455. About 12.7% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Beech Bottom has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]

Climate data for Beech Bottom, West Virginia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4
(39)
5
(41)
11
(52)
18
(64)
23
(74)
28
(82)
29
(85)
29
(84)
26
(78)
19
(66)
12
(53)
5
(41)
17.4
(63.3)
Average low °C (°F) −6
(21)
−6
(21)
−2
(29)
3
(38)
8
(47)
13
(56)
16
(60)
15
(59)
11
(52)
5
(41)
0
(32)
−4
(25)
4.4
(40.1)
Precipitation cm (inches) 8
(3)
5.8
(2.3)
8.6
(3.4)
8.6
(3.4)
9.7
(3.8)
9.9
(3.9)
10.9
(4.3)
9.1
(3.6)
8
(3)
6.9
(2.7)
7.1
(2.8)
7.1
(2.8)
99.7
(39)
Source: Weatherbase [8]

See also[edit]

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. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Beech Bottom
  8. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 14, 2013.