Wayne, West Virginia
|Wayne, West Virginia|
|— Town —|
|Trout's Hill (post office was Wayne Court House)||1842|
|• Total||0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)|
|• Land||0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||696 ft (212 m)|
|• Estimate (2011)||1,425|
|• Density||1,962.5/sq mi (757.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1548850|
Wayne is a town in Wayne County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,413 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Wayne County. Wayne is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.
Wayne was established in 1842, by the same act of the Virginia General Assembly that created Wayne County. The county was named for General "Mad Anthony" Wayne. The town was initially known by the name "Trout's Hill," after Abraham Trout, who donated the land upon which the county's courthouse was built. The Wayne Courthouse Post Office was established in 1842 also. The town was known simultaneously as Trout's Hill and Wayne Courthouse for many years. The town was incorporated in 1882 as Fairview, but was still commonly known as Wayne Courthouse. The population in 1882 was 157. In 1891, the Norfolk & Western Railroad was constructed up Twelve Pole Creek. The railroad placed the name "Wayne" on its schedule and the name caught on. The name was officially changed to Wayne in 1911.
|1st Name||2nd Name||3rd Name||4th Name|
|Trout's Hill||Wayne Court House||Fairview||Wayne|
|157||361||884||abt 800||abt 1000||abt 1500||1105|
2010 census 
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,413 people, 635 households, and 374 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,962.5 inhabitants per square mile (757.7 /km2). There were 693 housing units at an average density of 962.5 per square mile (371.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.
There were 635 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.2% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.1% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.91.
The median age in the town was 38.8 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.7% male and 54.3% female.
2000 census 
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,105 people, 486 households, and 322 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,698.1 inhabitants per square mile (656.4/km²). There were 561 housing units at an average density of 862.1 per square mile (333.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.01% White, 0.09% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.
There were 486 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.77.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $20,242, and the median income for a family was $24,750. Males had a median income of $27,292 versus $23,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,626. About 25.3% of families and 30.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.6% of those under age 18 and 20.6% of those age 65 or over.
The famous 1950s burlesque queen, Blaze Starr, purportedly retired here and, with her brother, began an internet company marketing jewelry she creates.
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