Harman, West Virginia

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Harman, West Virginia
Town
Location of Harman, West Virginia
Location of Harman, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°55′16″N 79°31′31″W / 38.92111°N 79.52528°W / 38.92111; -79.52528Coordinates: 38°55′16″N 79°31′31″W / 38.92111°N 79.52528°W / 38.92111; -79.52528
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Randolph
Government
 • Mayor Jerry Teter (2010)
Area[1]
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,359 ft (719 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 143
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 143
 • Density 446.9/sq mi (172.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26270
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-35092[4]
GNIS feature ID 1551361[5]

Harman is a town in Randolph County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 143 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The community was named for Rev. Asa Harman, the original owner of the land on which the town is now located.[6] The Day-Vandevander Mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[7]

Geography[edit]

Harman is located in the Potomac Highlands at 38°55′16″N 79°31′31″W / 38.921025°N 79.525336°W / 38.921025; -79.525336 (38.921025, -79.525336).[8] The town sits in a valley at the intersection of Route 33/55, which runs east-west, and Route 32 which starts at Harman and heads north to the Canaan Valley area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 149
1920 100 −32.9%
1930 114 14.0%
1940 184 61.4%
1950 146 −20.7%
1960 128 −12.3%
1970 142 10.9%
1980 181 27.5%
1990 128 −29.3%
2000 126 −1.6%
2010 143 13.5%
Est. 2015 142 [9] −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 143 people, 64 households, and 37 families residing in the town. The population density was 446.9 inhabitants per square mile (172.5/km2). There were 91 housing units at an average density of 284.4 per square mile (109.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White.

There were 64 households of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% 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 2.86.

The median age in the town was 43.4 years. 21% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 32.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.5% male and 54.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 126 people, 54 households, and 38 families residing in the town. The population density was 387.1 inhabitants per square mile (147.4/km2). There were 74 housing units at an average density of 227.3 per square mile (86.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.21% White, and 0.79% from two or more races.

There were 54 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 39.7% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 75.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,136, and the median income for a family was $31,563. Males had a median income of $21,875 versus $15,714 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,619. There were 5.4% of families and 13.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 12.9% of under eighteens and 13.6% of those over 64.

Notable people[edit]

Country musician and Grand Ole Opry member Stoney Cooper was born in Harman in 1918.

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, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 298. 
  7. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.