Falling Spring, West Virginia

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Falling Spring, West Virginia
Town
Location of Falling Spring, West Virginia
Location of Falling Spring, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°59′28″N 80°21′19″W / 37.99111°N 80.35528°W / 37.99111; -80.35528Coordinates: 37°59′28″N 80°21′19″W / 37.99111°N 80.35528°W / 37.99111; -80.35528
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Greenbrier
Area[1]
 • Total 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Land 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,923 ft (586 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 211
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 212
 • Density 405.8/sq mi (156.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-26692[4]
GNIS feature ID 1551093[5]

Falling Spring is a town in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, in the United States. It is also known as Renick[5] from the name of its post office (ZIP Code 24966).[6] The population was 211 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Edgefield was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[7]

Geography[edit]

Falling Spring is located at 37°59′28″N 80°21′19″W / 37.99111°N 80.35528°W / 37.99111; -80.35528 (37.991232, -80.355182).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), of which, 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Falling Spring has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 211 people, 82 households, and 61 families residing in the town. The population density was 405.8 inhabitants per square mile (156.7/km2). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 203.8 per square mile (78.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.3% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.9% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 82 households of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.6% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the town was 41.5 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 33.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 209 people, 85 households, and 57 families residing in the town. The population density was 411.1 people per square mile (158.2/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 222.2 per square mile (85.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 85 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,469, and the median income for a family was $25,750. Males had a median income of $23,500 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,721. About 23.6% of families and 24.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.1% of those sixty five or over.

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