Reedsville, West Virginia

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Reedsville, West Virginia
Town
Location of Reedsville, West Virginia
Location of Reedsville, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°30′29″N 79°48′4″W / 39.50806°N 79.80111°W / 39.50806; -79.80111Coordinates: 39°30′29″N 79°48′4″W / 39.50806°N 79.80111°W / 39.50806; -79.80111
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Preston
Area[1]
 • Total 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Land 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,818 ft (554 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 593
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 598
 • Density 912.3/sq mi (352.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26547
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-67636[4]
GNIS feature ID 1545487[5]

Reedsville is a town in Preston County, West Virginia, in the United States. The population was 593 at the 2010 census.

Reedsville was named for James Reed, who moved to the area in 1827 and owned land covering most of the future townsite. The first house in the community was built in 1855, and the town was named in 1856.[6] Reedsville was incorporated in 1906.[7]

Geography[edit]

Reedsville is located at 39°30′29″N 79°48′4″W / 39.50806°N 79.80111°W / 39.50806; -79.80111 (39.508114, -79.801189).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 593 people, 256 households, and 160 families residing in the town. The population density was 912.3 inhabitants per square mile (352.2 /km2). There were 281 housing units at an average density of 432.3 per square mile (166.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.5% African American, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 256 households of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.5% were non-families. 27.3% 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 2.32 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the town was 35.8 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 10.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 517 people, 205 households, and 152 families residing in the town. The population density was 798.6 inhabitants per square mile (307.1/km²). There were 230 housing units at an average density of 355.3 per square mile (136.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 205 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,273, and the median income for a family was $34,219. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,332. About 15.7% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, West Virginia: The Place Name Press. p. 526. 
  7. ^ West Virginia Blue Book. Published annually by the Clerk's Office of the West Virginia Senate.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.