Lost Creek, West Virginia

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Lost Creek, West Virginia
Town
Location of Lost Creek, West Virginia
Location of Lost Creek, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°9′30″N 80°20′53″W / 39.15833°N 80.34806°W / 39.15833; -80.34806Coordinates: 39°9′30″N 80°20′53″W / 39.15833°N 80.34806°W / 39.15833; -80.34806
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Harrison
Area[1]
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,020 ft (311 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 496
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 491
 • Density 511.3/sq mi (197.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26385
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-48748[4]
GNIS feature ID 1554998[5]

Lost Creek is a town in Harrison County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 496 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Daniel Bassel House and Lost Creek Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]

Geography[edit]

Lost Creek is located at 39°9′30″N 80°20′53″W / 39.15833°N 80.34806°W / 39.15833; -80.34806 (39.158451, -80.348165).[7] in southern Harrison County

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 496 people, 185 households, and 139 families residing in the town. The population density was 511.3 inhabitants per square mile (197.4/km2). There were 205 housing units at an average density of 211.3 per square mile (81.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.8% White, 0.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 185 households of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 20.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.9% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the town was 38.2 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 467 people, 184 households, and 133 families residing in the town. The population density was 461.4 inhabitants per square mile (178.5/km²). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 204.5 per square mile (79.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.29% White, 0.21% Asian, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 184 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,563, and the median income for a family was $35,893. Males had a median income of $32,292 versus $19,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,711. About 22.6% of families and 26.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.8% of those under age 18 and 20.5% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.