Cameron, West Virginia
|Cameron, West Virginia|
Front of the Curved Building, a local landmark
|Nickname(s): Dragon country|
Location of Cameron, West Virginia
|• Total||0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)|
|• Land||0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||1,066 ft (325 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||930|
|• Density||1,100.0/sq mi (424.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1536882|
Cameron is located at (39.826579, -80.566107).
As of the census of 2010, there were 946 people, 400 households, and 258 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,100.0 inhabitants per square mile (424.7 /km2). There were 542 housing units at an average density of 630.2 per square mile (243.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 400 households of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.
The median age in the city was 39.4 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,212 people, 478 households, and 305 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,357.9 people per square mile (525.8/km²). There were 533 housing units at an average density of 597.2 per square mile (231.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.93% White, 0.17% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% from other races, and (0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.
There were 478 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,119, and the median income for a family was $26,958. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $14,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,447. About 26.9% of families and 30.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.4% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.
Claims to Fame
One of Cameron's claims to fame is its historical beach-style swimming pool, known as Cameron City Pool-PWA Project 1196, one of a few in the entire nation. Another significant event in the history of Cameron is its burning in the early 1900s, which lead to legislation requiring all buildings in the downtown area to be made of materials other than wood. Cameron also had a Mayor who was a member of the Socialist Party of America in the early 1900s. Cameron Downtown is a national historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. The Spencer Cemetery was added in 2012.
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/10/12 through 12/14/12. National Park Service. 2012-12-21.