Jane Lew, West Virginia

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Jane Lew, West Virginia
Town
Main Avenue (U.S. Route 19) in Jane Lew in 2006
Main Avenue (U.S. Route 19) in Jane Lew in 2006
Location of Jane Lew, West Virginia
Location of Jane Lew, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°6′33″N 80°24′27″W / 39.10917°N 80.40750°W / 39.10917; -80.40750Coordinates: 39°6′33″N 80°24′27″W / 39.10917°N 80.40750°W / 39.10917; -80.40750
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Lewis
Area[1]
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,017 ft (310 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 409
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 402
 • Density 1,704.2/sq mi (658.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26378
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-40828[4]
GNIS feature ID 1540818[5]

Jane Lew is a town in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 409 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Jane Lew is located at 39°6′33″N 80°24′27″W / 39.10917°N 80.40750°W / 39.10917; -80.40750 (39.109203, -80.407624),[6] along Hackers Creek in northern Lewis County. [7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), of which, 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 409 people, 195 households, and 111 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,704.2 inhabitants per square mile (658.0 /km2). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 887.5 per square mile (342.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.8% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 195 households of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.1% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the town was 41.8 years. 19.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 406 people, 209 households, and 117 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,635.2 inhabitants per square mile (627.0/km²). There were 220 housing units at an average density of 886.1 per square mile (339.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.03% White, 0.25% Native American, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 209 households out of which 17.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.0% were non-families. 40.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.58.

In the town the population was spread out with 15.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,571, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $29,464 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,540. About 5.3% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 11.5% 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, Jane Lew has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]

Climate data for Jane Lew, West Virginia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9
(48)
9
(48)
13
(55)
19
(67)
25
(77)
29
(84)
32
(89)
30
(86)
28
(82)
21
(70)
14
(57)
9
(48)
19.8
(67.6)
Average low °C (°F) −4
(24)
−4
(24)
−2
(29)
3
(38)
8
(47)
13
(56)
16
(60)
15
(59)
12
(54)
4
(40)
0
(32)
−3
(26)
4.8
(40.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 91
(3.6)
80
(3)
97
(3.8)
94
(3.7)
107
(4.2)
117
(4.6)
114
(4.5)
114
(4.5)
89
(3.5)
71
(2.8)
80
(3)
81
(3.2)
1,135
(44.4)
Source: Weatherbase [9]

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. ^ DeLorme (1997). West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. p.36. ISBN 0-89933-246-3.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Jane Lew, West Virginia
  9. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 15, 2013.