Worthington, West Virginia
|Worthington, West Virginia|
|Route 19) in Worthington in 2006|
|• Total||0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)|
|• Land||0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||922 ft (281 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||156|
|• Density||272.4/sq mi (105.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1556026|
Worthington is a town in Marion County, West Virginia, in the United States. The population was 158 at the 2010 census. Worthington was incorporated in 1893 and named for Colonel George Worthington, an early settler.
As of the census of 2010, there were 158 people, 67 households, and 47 families residing in the town. The population density was 272.4 inhabitants per square mile (105.2 /km2). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 141.4 per square mile (54.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.1% White and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.
There were 67 households of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.9% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.83.
The median age in the town was 42 years. 19.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 170 people, 76 households, and 48 families residing in the town. The population density was 296.2 inhabitants per square mile (115.2/km²). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 162.0 per square mile (63.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.41% White, and 0.59% from two or more races.
There were 76 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the town the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $24,750 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,490. About 10.2% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.
Worthington is the town where producer and engineer Steve Allen was born and raised. In 2007 he named his company, Worthington Music Group, after his hometown. He started his career by interning at Square One Studio, a Nashville recording studio, in 1998. He later purchased Square One Studio in Nashville 2001.
John Gillespie lived in Worthington from 1966 until 2010. He is best known as the mayor of Worthington and as the inventor of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He now resides in Pennsylvania where he runs his PB&J empire worth billions. He's also known for his philanthropic work with deaf mutes.
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