Pennsboro, West Virginia

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Pennsboro, West Virginia
Location of Pennsboro in Ritchie County, West Virginia.
Location of Pennsboro in Ritchie County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 39°17′1″N 80°58′2″W / 39.28361°N 80.96722°W / 39.28361; -80.96722Coordinates: 39°17′1″N 80°58′2″W / 39.28361°N 80.96722°W / 39.28361; -80.96722
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyRitchie
Area
 • Total2.72 sq mi (7.05 km2)
 • Land2.70 sq mi (6.99 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
866 ft (264 m)
Population
 • Total1,171
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
1,003
 • Density371.76/sq mi (143.52/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26415
Area code(s)304
FIPS code54-62764[5]
GNIS feature ID1544704[6]
Websitelocal.wv.gov/Pennsboro

Pennsboro is a city[1] in Ritchie County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,171 at the 2010 census. The city is located at the junction of U.S. Route 50 and West Virginia Route 74; the North Bend Rail Trail also passes through the city.[7]

The town was platted about 1820 by Charles Penn, and named for him.[8]

Geography[edit]

Pennsboro is located at 39°17′1″N 80°58′2″W / 39.28361°N 80.96722°W / 39.28361; -80.96722 (39.283528, -80.967097).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.73 square miles (7.07 km2), of which, 2.70 square miles (6.99 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880330
189057072.7%
190073829.5%
191093026.0%
19201,65477.8%
19301,616−2.3%
19401,7387.5%
19501,7530.9%
19601,660−5.3%
19701,614−2.8%
19801,6522.4%
19901,282−22.4%
20001,199−6.5%
20101,171−2.3%
2019 (est.)1,003[4]−14.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census there were 1,171 people, 522 households, and 312 families living in the city. The population density was 433.7 inhabitants per square mile (167.5/km2). There were 590 housing units at an average density of 218.5 per square mile (84.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0%.[3]

Of the 522 households 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.2% were non-families. 34.5% of households were one person and 14.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age was 41.7 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 1,199 people, 515 households, and 340 families living in the city. The population density was 550.8 people per square mile (212.4/km2). There were 604 housing units at an average density of 277.5 per square mile (107.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.67% White, 0.25% African American, 0.42% Native American, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75%.[5]

Of the 515 households 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 30.3% of households were one person and 16.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.89.

The age distribution was 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median household income was $24,120 and the median family income was $30,313. Males had a median income of $26,964 versus $20,714 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,325. About 16.5% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.1% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Welcome to the City of Pennsboro, West Virginia Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-24.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ DeLorme (1997). West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-246-3.
  8. ^ 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. 479.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2013-01-24.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.