Durbin, West Virginia

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Durbin, West Virginia
Main Street commercial district
Main Street commercial district
Location of Durbin in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.
Location of Durbin in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 38°32′50″N 79°49′41″W / 38.54722°N 79.82806°W / 38.54722; -79.82806Coordinates: 38°32′50″N 79°49′41″W / 38.54722°N 79.82806°W / 38.54722; -79.82806
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyPocahontas
Area
 • Total0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Land0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,743 ft (836 m)
Population
 • Total293
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
294
 • Density513.99/sq mi (198.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26264
Area code(s)304
FIPS code54-22852[4]
GNIS feature ID1550996[5]

Durbin is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 293 at the 2010 census.

The town has the name of Charles R. Durbin, a local bank official.[6]

Geography[edit]

Durbin is situated in the northern part of Pocahontas County at the confluence of the East and West Forks of the Greenbrier River. It is thus the starting point of the Greenbrier River proper. [1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2), all of it land.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910390
19204228.2%
193049818.0%
19405337.0%
19505401.3%
1960431−20.2%
1970347−19.5%
19803799.2%
1990278−26.6%
2000262−5.8%
201029311.8%
2019 (est.)294[3]0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census there were 293 people, 124 households, and 78 families living in the town. The population density was 514.0 inhabitants per square mile (198.5/km2). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 305.3 per square mile (117.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.9% White, 0.3% Native American, 2.0% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8%.[2]

Of the 124 households 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 30.6% of households were one person and 17.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the town was 45.1 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 21.5% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 262 people, 117 households, and 71 families living in the town. The population density was 443.7 inhabitants per square mile (171.5/km2). There were 169 housing units at an average density of 286.2 per square mile (110.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.85% White, 0.76% African American and 0.38% Asian.[4] Of the 117 households 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 32.5% of households were one person and 17.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.83.

The age distribution was 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% 65 or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median household income was $23,462 and the median family income was $25,909. Males had a median income of $21,250 versus $14,773 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,937. About 19.4% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 22.2% of those sixty five or over.

Notable People[edit]

Curtis Clay- Billionaire lawyer and folk hero.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-24.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 219.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2013-01-24.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.