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|• Total||0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)|
|• Land||0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||699 ft (213 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||561|
|• Density||1,084.6/sq mi (418.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0437616|
Named for an early government surveyor. The settlement at Lanesville was actually in existence prior to Lane's arrival. The area was originally settled by a group of settlers headed by John Harbison that moved into the area c. 1807. However, Lane did survey and plat the town proper, thereby lending his name to the settlement. There were also members of the Pennington Family living in the area as early as 1790.
The town has a popular yearly festival called the Lanesville Heritage Weekend.
As of the census of 2010, there were 564 people, 241 households, and 157 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,084.6 inhabitants per square mile (418.8 /km2). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 538.5 per square mile (207.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 241 households of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.
The median age in the town was 40.9 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 614 people, 249 households, and 184 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,527.5 people per square mile (592.7/km²). There were 259 housing units at an average density of 644.3 per square mile (250.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.53% White, 0.49% Asian, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.
There were 249 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 42, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $54,219, and the median income for a family was $57,031. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $23,214 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,914. About 2.6% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.5% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.
Lanesville is home to Lanesville Jr./Sr. High School (Principal Steve Morris), and Lanesville Elementary School (principal Marsha Himmelhaver).
In the media
In 2006, a 14-foot python killed its owner in Lanesville. It then escaped, and was later recaptured by police.
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