Mount Gay-Shamrock, West Virginia

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Mount Gay-Shamrock, West Virginia
CDP
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Location of Mount Gay-Shamrock, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°50′50″N82°1′47″W / 37.84722°N 82.02972°W / 37.84722; -82.02972 Coordinates: 37°50′50″N82°1′47″W / 37.84722°N 82.02972°W / 37.84722; -82.02972
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Logan
Area
[1]
  Total7.6 sq mi (19.6 km2)
  Land7.5 sq mi (19.5 km2)
  Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Population
 (2010) [2]
  Total1,779
  Density230/sq mi (91/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-56342 [3]

Mount Gay-Shamrock is a census-designated place (CDP) in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,779 at the 2010 census. [2]

Contents

A post office was established as Mount Gay in 1916. [4]

Geography

Mount Gay-Shamrock is located at 37°50′50″N82°1′47″W / 37.84722°N 82.02972°W / 37.84722; -82.02972 (37.847234, -82.029823), [1] at the confluence of Island Creek and the Copperas Mine Fork. [5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.6 km²); 7.5 square miles (19.5 km²) of this is land, and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km²) is water.

Demographics

At the 2000 census there were 2,623 people, 1,065 households, and 726 families living in the CDP. The population density was 219.3 people per square mile (84.7/km²). There were 1,216 housing units at an average density of 101.6/sq mi (39.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.43% White, 8.27% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38%. [3]

Of the 1,065 households 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 28.6% of households were one person and 11.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.02.

The age distribution was 22.6% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median household income was $18,975 and the median family income was $22,946. Males had a median income of $21,328 versus $23,021 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,532. About 29.3% of families and 34.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.0% of those under age 18 and 29.0% of those age 65 or over.

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References

  1. 1 2 "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. 1 2 "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. 1 2 "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "Logan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  5. West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1997. p. 51. ISBN   0-89933-246-3.