Kimball, West Virginia
Kimball, West Virginia
Kimball in 2014
Location of Kimball in McDowell County, West Virginia.
|• Total||0.25 sq mi (0.66 km2)|
|• Land||0.25 sq mi (0.66 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,509 ft (460 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||640.32/sq mi (247.20/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1541195|
Kimball was incorporated in 1911 and named for Frederick J. Kimball, a railroad official. Kimball is the site of the first war memorial building erected in memory of the African-American veterans of World War I.
The Kimball mining disaster happened on July 18, 1919, at the Carswell coal mine in Kimball, killing six miners. Initial reports said that 221 men had been killed, but they were trapped by the explosion. A rescue party was able to dig through the wreckage allowing 215 to return alive to the surface.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 194 people, 78 households, and 52 families residing in the town. The population density was 776.0 inhabitants per square mile (299.6/km2). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 532.0 per square mile (205.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 37.6% White, 57.2% African American, and 5.2% from two or more races.
There were 78 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.1% were married couples living together, 26.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% 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 3.08.
The median age in the town was 43 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 18.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.4% male and 54.6% female.
At the 2000 census, there were 411 people, 166 households and 107 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,578.6 inhabitants per square mile (609.5/km2). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 894.9 per square mile (345.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 34.06% White, 63.26% African American, 0.24% Pacific Islander, and 2.43% from two or more races.
There were 166 households of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.1% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 33.7% 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 2.48 and the average family size was 3.12.
24.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 18.2% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 72.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 62.5 males.
The median household income was $17,333, and the median family income was $21,429. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,269. About 23.6% of families and 33.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.1% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.
- Tracy Gravely - former Canadian Football League linebacker
- Barney Brown - Negro league pitcher 1931-1949
- Jean Battlo - West Virginia playwright, born and raised in Kimball
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