Hundred, West Virginia

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Hundred, West Virginia
Town
Cleveland Street houses
Cleveland Street houses
Coordinates: 39°41′3″N 80°27′26″W / 39.68417°N 80.45722°W / 39.68417; -80.45722Coordinates: 39°41′3″N 80°27′26″W / 39.68417°N 80.45722°W / 39.68417; -80.45722
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wetzel
Area[1]
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,027 ft (313 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 299
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 297
 • Density 598.0/sq mi (230.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26575
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-39340[4]
GNIS feature ID 1540584[5]
Sign in Hundred, WV

Hundred is a town in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 299 at the 2010 census. It was named for the fact that local resident Henry "Old Hundred" Church was a centenarian.[6] Hundred is the only place in the United States with this name.

History[edit]

The community was named in honor of Henry Church, a local centenarian.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 261
1910 557 113.4%
1920 710 27.5%
1930 788 11.0%
1940 706 −10.4%
1950 587 −16.9%
1960 475 −19.1%
1970 475 0.0%
1980 485 2.1%
1990 386 −20.4%
2000 344 −10.9%
2010 299 −13.1%
Est. 2015 286 [8] −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 299 people, 136 households, and 80 families residing in the town. The population density was 598.0 inhabitants per square mile (230.9/km2). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 372.0 per square mile (143.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.0% White and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 136 households of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.2% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the town was 44.1 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 344 people, 146 households, and 83 families residing in the town. The population density was 735.8 inhabitants per square mile (282.6/km²). There were 178 housing units at an average density of 380.7 per square mile (146.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.67% White, 0.87% African American, and 1.45% from two or more races.

Hundred High School

There were 146 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% 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 3.11.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,192, and the median income for a family was $26,731. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,395. About 26.3% of families and 33.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 35.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Edward Lee King,[10] born in Hundred, played major league baseball for seven years and drove in the final run of the 1922 World Series for the victorious New York Giants.
  • Henry Lee Church, "Old Hundred" ( died 1860) was a British soldier in General Cornwallis' army. His nickname is the origin of the town name.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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. 317. 
  7. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 65. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Lee King Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 

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