Brandonville, West Virginia

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Brandonville, West Virginia
Town
Location in Preston County and the state of West Virginia.
Location in Preston County and the state of West Virginia.
Coordinates: 39°39′59″N 79°37′17″W / 39.66639°N 79.62139°W / 39.66639; -79.62139Coordinates: 39°39′59″N 79°37′17″W / 39.66639°N 79.62139°W / 39.66639; -79.62139
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Preston
Area[1]
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,804 ft (550 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 101
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 102
 • Density 259.0/sq mi (100.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26525
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-09844[4]
GNIS feature ID 1553965[5]

Brandonville is a town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 101 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Brandonville was laid out in 1827 by Jonathan Brandon, and named for him.[6]

The Hagans Homestead was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[7]

Geography[edit]

Brandonville is located at 39°39′59″N 79°37′17″W / 39.66639°N 79.62139°W / 39.66639; -79.62139 (39.666321, -79.621517).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 101 people, 47 households, and 29 families residing in the town. The population density was 259.0 inhabitants per square mile (100.0/km2). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 146.2 per square mile (56.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.0% White and 5.0% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.0% of the population.

There were 47 households of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.3% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.62.

The median age in the town was 41.9 years. 17.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 23.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 102 people, 41 households, and 28 families residing in the town. The population density was 259.3 inhabitants per square mile (101.0/km²). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 116.9 per square mile (45.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.06% White, and 2.94% from two or more races.

There were 41 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $25,000. Males had a median income of $61,875 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,118. There were 17.6% of families and 24.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 58.8% of under eighteens and 32.0% of those over 64.

Notable people[edit]

  • George Bird Evans, noted illustrator, mystery novelist, gunning and bird dog writer, and dog breeder.

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. ^ Morton, Oren Frederic; Cole, J. R. (1914). A History of Preston County, West Virginia. Journal Publishing Company. p. 243. 
  7. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.