Delbarton, West Virginia
|Delbarton, West Virginia|
Location of Delbarton, West Virginia
|• Total||2.01 sq mi (5.21 km2)|
|• Land||2.01 sq mi (5.21 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||764 ft (233 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||568|
|• Density||288.1/sq mi (111.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1538117|
|Website||Town of Delbarton|
Delbarton is a town in Mingo County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 579 at the 2010 census. Delbarton was incorporated September 6, 1946 by the Mingo County Circuit Court. The name Delbarton comes from the New Jersey country estate of one of the officials of the United Thacker Land Company on which a school is located with the same name, Delbarton School. The town is located in the heart of the richest coal area of the state. The current mayor is John W. Preece, just re elected by a landslide. Mayor Preece, age 65, was first elected in 1997 and will be sworn in July 2015 to begin his 19th year as mayor.
Delbarton is located at (37.708528, -82.183897).
As of the census of 2010, there were 579 people, 260 households, and 150 families residing in the town. The population density was 288.1 inhabitants per square mile (111.2/km2). There were 326 housing units at an average density of 162.2 per square mile (62.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.4% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 2.6% from two or more races.
There were 260 households of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.3% were non-families. 39.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% 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 2.99.
The median age in the town was 39.3 years. 22.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 54.1% male and 45.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 474 people, 190 households, and 125 families residing in the town. The population density was 239.8 inhabitants per square mile (92.4/km²). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 120.9 per square mile (46.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.31% White, 0.21% African American, 0.63% Native American, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.
There were 190 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $26,625. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,237. Although Delbarton is located in the heart of the richest coal area of West Virginia, about 30.1% of families and 34.3% of the population live below the poverty line, including 48.8% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
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