Westover, West Virginia

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Westover, West Virginia
Location of Westover in Monongalia County, West Virginia.
Location of Westover in Monongalia County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 39°38′6″N 79°58′28″W / 39.63500°N 79.97444°W / 39.63500; -79.97444Coordinates: 39°38′6″N 79°58′28″W / 39.63500°N 79.97444°W / 39.63500; -79.97444
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyMonongalia
Area
 • Total1.51 sq mi (3.91 km2)
 • Land1.51 sq mi (3.91 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
945 ft (288 m)
Population
 • Total3,983
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
4,243
 • Density2,637.7/sq mi (1,018.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
26501-26502
Area code(s)304
FIPS code54-85996[4]
GNIS feature ID1555960[5]
Websitehttps://www.westoverwv.org

Westover is a city in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 3,983 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Westover was named from its location over the river from Morgantown.[6][7] Westover was incorporated on October 12, 1911. Westover expanded from its original area to include Riverside on November 27, 1945, Morgan Heights, Fairmor and Maple Grove on November 22, 1947; and the area in which Westover Park was built on March 10, 1955.

Geography[edit]

Westover is located at 39°38′6″N 79°58′28″W / 39.63500°N 79.97444°W / 39.63500; -79.97444 (39.635095, -79.974382).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.51 square miles (3.91 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920721
19301,633126.5%
19401,7527.3%
19504,318146.5%
19604,74910.0%
19705,0867.1%
19804,884−4.0%
19904,201−14.0%
20003,941−6.2%
20103,9831.1%
Est. 20164,243[3]6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,983 people, 1,845 households, and 990 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,637.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,018.4/km2). There were 2,016 housing units at an average density of 1,335.1 per square mile (515.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.2% White, 4.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 1,845 households of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.0% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.3% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 17.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,941 people, 1,807 households, and 1,004 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,995.5 people per square mile (1,152.7/km²). There were 1,983 housing units at an average density of 1,507.2 per square mile (580.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.58% White, 3.48% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 1,807 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 35.3% 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 2.18 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city, the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,659, and the median income for a family was $43,469. Males had a median income of $29,355 versus $21,672 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,199. About 10.0% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.3% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Monongalia County Schools operates area schools.[10]

The zoned schools are Skyview Elementary School,[11] Westwood Middle School,[12] and University High School.[13]

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. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  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. ^ Capace, Nancy (1999). Encyclopedia of West Virginia. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 198. ISBN 978-0-403-09843-9.
  7. ^ 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. 669.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Westover city, WV." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on November 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "Skyview ES Zone" and "Westover ES Zone" - Derived from the Monongalia County School District Mapping program. Monongalia County Schools. Retrieved on November 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "Westwood MS Zone." and "Westover MS Zone" - Derived from the Monongalia County School District Mapping program. Monongalia County Schools. Retrieved on November 16, 2018.
  13. ^ "University HS Zone" and "Westover HS Zone" - Derived from the Monongalia County School District Mapping program. Monongalia County Schools. Retrieved on November 16, 2018.

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