Mill Creek, West Virginia

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Mill Creek, West Virginia
Town
Location of Mill Creek, West Virginia
Location of Mill Creek, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°43′54″N 79°58′20″W / 38.73167°N 79.97222°W / 38.73167; -79.97222Coordinates: 38°43′54″N 79°58′20″W / 38.73167°N 79.97222°W / 38.73167; -79.97222
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Randolph
Area[1]
 • Total 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Land 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,044 ft (623 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 724
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 720
 • Density 1,573.9/sq mi (607.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26280
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-54100[4]
GNIS feature ID 1552100[5]

Mill Creek is a town in Randolph County, West Virginia, United States, along the Tygart Valley River. The population was 724 at the 2010 census.

The town takes its name from nearby Mill Creek.[6]

Geography[edit]

Mill Creek is located at 38°43′54″N 79°58′20″W / 38.731748°N 79.972279°W / 38.731748; -79.972279 (38.731748, -79.972279).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.19 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 740
1920 762 3.0%
1930 723 −5.1%
1940 732 1.2%
1950 800 9.3%
1960 817 2.1%
1970 800 −2.1%
1980 801 0.1%
1990 685 −14.5%
2000 662 −3.4%
2010 724 9.4%
Est. 2015 706 [8] −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 724 people, 287 households, and 204 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,573.9 inhabitants per square mile (607.7/km2). There were 334 housing units at an average density of 726.1 per square mile (280.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 287 households of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the town was 41.5 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 18.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 662 people, 282 households, and 190 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,476.3 inhabitants per square mile (568.0/km2). There were 325 housing units at an average density of 724.7 per square mile (278.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.70% White, 0.15% Native American, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 282 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 78.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,886, and the median income for a family was $27,313. Males had a median income of $22,353 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,915. About 12.0% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Local schools include Tygarts Valley Middle/High School and George Ward Elementary School.

Tygarts Valley High School[1] opened around 1923. Additions like the gymnasium and the annex were added throughout the 1950s and 1970s. The old section of the school was partially torn down to one story and annexed with a new section in 2001. The school is currently serving 580 students (including both middle and high school), and is run by about 40 faculty members and 11 supported personnel. TVHS's colors are red and white, and they have a bulldog mascot. The school is currently run by former gym teacher Steve Wamsley (as of 2007), taking over the last principal Wilbert Smith.

Notable people[edit]

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. 416. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.