Mitchell Heights, West Virginia

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Mitchell Heights, West Virginia
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Town Hall in Mitchell Heights
Logan County West Virginia Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Mitchell Heights Highlighted.svg
Location of Mitchell Heights in Logan County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 37°54′25″N81°58′59″W / 37.90694°N 81.98306°W / 37.90694; -81.98306 Coordinates: 37°54′25″N81°58′59″W / 37.90694°N 81.98306°W / 37.90694; -81.98306
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Logan
Area
[1]
  Total0.34 sq mi (0.87 km2)
  Land0.34 sq mi (0.87 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
669 ft (204 m)
Population
 (2010) [2]
  Total323
  Estimate 
(2018) [3]
282
  Density839.29/sq mi (324.07/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-54892 [4]
GNIS feature ID1555140 [5]

Mitchell Heights is a town in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 323 at the 2010 census. The town was named for an early farm on which it was established. [6]

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Geography

Mitchell Heights is located at 37°54′25″N81°58′59″W / 37.90694°N 81.98306°W / 37.90694; -81.98306 (37.906889, -81.982981). [7] The town is situated along the west bank of the Guyandotte River in north-central Logan County. Chief Logan State Park borders the town to the west. The community of Henlawson lies to the south, and Pecks Mill lies to the north. West Virginia Route 10 traverses Mitchell Heights, connecting the town with Chapmanville to the north and Logan to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all of it land. [8]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1950 185
1960 29056.8%
1970 52480.7%
1980 342−34.7%
1990 265−22.5%
2000 30113.6%
2010 3237.3%
Est. 2018282 [3] −12.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [9]

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 323 people, 143 households, and 101 families living in the town. The population density was 950.0 inhabitants per square mile (366.8/km2). There were 154 housing units at an average density of 452.9 per square mile (174.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White, 0.3% African American, 1.5% Asian, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3%. [2]

Of the 143 households 18.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.4% were non-families. 25.2% of households were one person and 19.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.70.

The median age in the town was 50.2 years. 14.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 28.5% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 44.6% male and 55.4% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census there were 301 people, 134 households, and 99 families living in the town. The population density was 915.2 inhabitants per square mile (352.2/km²). There were 143 housing units at an average density of 434.8 per square mile (167.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.01% White and 2.99% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33%. [4]

Of the 134 households 19.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 24.6% of households were one person and 17.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.65.

The age distribution was 15.9% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% 65 or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 78.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.5 males.

The median household income was $52,500 and the median family income was $78,404. Males had a median income of $61,250 versus $33,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $39,603. About 2.4% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 1.9% of those sixty five or over.

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References

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  2. 1 2 "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2013-01-24.
  3. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  4. 1 2 "U.S. Census website". 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. 168. ISBN   978-0-403-09843-9.
  7. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
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