West Logan, West Virginia

Last updated
West Logan, West Virginia
West-Logan-WV10-wv.jpg
West Virginia Route 10 (Old Logan Road) in West Logan, April 2018
Logan County West Virginia Incorporated and Unincorporated areas West Logan Highlighted.svg
Location of West Logan in Logan County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 37°52′10″N81°59′14″W / 37.86944°N 81.98722°W / 37.86944; -81.98722 Coordinates: 37°52′10″N81°59′14″W / 37.86944°N 81.98722°W / 37.86944; -81.98722
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
682 ft (208 m)
Population
 (2010) [2]
  Total424
  Estimate 
(2018) [3]
368
  Density1,088.76/sq mi (420.93/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25601
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-85900 [4]
GNIS feature ID1555948 [5]

West Logan is a town along the Guyandotte River in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 424 at the 2010 census. West Logan is west of the county seat at Logan, hence the name. [6]

Contents

Geography

The Guyandotte River at West Logan, July 1996 Guyandotte River.jpg
The Guyandotte River at West Logan, July 1996

West Logan is located at 37°52′10″N81°59′14″W / 37.869557°N 81.987282°W / 37.869557; -81.987282 (37.869557, -81.987282). [7] The town primarily occupies bottomland along the west bank of the Guyandotte River, though its municipal boundaries stretch westward to the summit of Rattlesnake Knob. The community of Peach Creek lies across the river to the northeast, and the community of Aracoma lies to the southwest.

West Virginia Route 10 (2nd Avenue) traverses West Logan, connecting the town with Logan to the southeast and Mitchell Heights and Chapmanville to the north. A bridge along Old Guyan River Road crosses the Guyandotte River and provides access to the Peach Creek area.

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.
1960 855
1970 685−19.9%
1980 630−8.0%
1990 524−16.8%
2000 418−20.2%
2010 4241.4%
Est. 2018368 [3] −13.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [9]

2010 census

As of the census [2] of 2010, there were 424 people, 188 households, and 109 families living in the town. The population density was 1,247.1 inhabitants per square mile (481.5/km2). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 650.0 per square mile (251.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.9% Asian, and 1.4% from two or more races.

There were 188 households of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.0% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the town was 38.8 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census [4] of 2000, there were 418 people, 186 households, and 124 families living in the town. The population density was 1,236.6 inhabitants per square mile (474.7/km2). There were 228 housing units at an average density of 674.5 per square mile (258.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.13% White, 1.67% African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 0.24% from two or more races.

There were 186 households out of which 21.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 24.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,500, and the median income for a family was $30,833. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,567. About 21.3% of families and 22.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.7% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

See also

Related Research Articles

Wyoming County, West Virginia U.S. county in West Virginia

Wyoming County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,796. Its county seat is Pineville. The county was created in 1850 from Logan County and named for the Delaware Indian word meaning "large plains".

Danville, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

Danville is a town in Boone County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 691 at the 2010 census. Danville was incorporated in 1911 and named for Dan Rock, the town's first postmaster. Danville was formerly known as Newport and Red House.

Sylvester, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

Sylvester is a town in Boone County, West Virginia, United States, along the Big Coal River. The population was 160 at the 2010 census. Sylvester was incorporated on April 11, 1952 by the Boone County Circuit Court. Sylvester bears the name of a family of settlers.

West Milford, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

West Milford is a town in Harrison County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 630 at the 2010 census.

West Hamlin, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

West Hamlin is a town in Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States, along the Guyandotte River. The population was 774 at the 2010 census. West Hamlin is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. Newer estimates from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000. West Hamlin is west of the county seat at Hamlin, hence the name.

Chapmanville, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

Chapmanville is a town in Logan County, West Virginia, in the United States. The population was 1,256 at the 2010 census. Chapmanville, originally called Chapmansville, is named for Ned Chapman, an early settler who operated a store and post office. It was incorporated in 1947.

Logan, West Virginia City in West Virginia, United States

Logan is a city in Logan County, West Virginia, United States, along the Guyandotte River. The population was 1,779 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Logan County.

Man, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

Man is a town in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 759 at the 2010 census. The town is located along the Guyandotte River at the mouth of Buffalo Creek, which was the site of the 1972 Buffalo Creek Flood following a dam collapse. The name of the town reportedly derives from the last syllable of the surname of Ulysses Hinchman, who was a member of the House of Delegates from Logan County between 1866 and 1869.

Mitchell Heights, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

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.

Oakvale, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

Oakvale is a town in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States, along the East River. The population was 121 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bluefield, WV-VA micropolitan area which has a population of 107,578.

Gilbert, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

Gilbert is a town in Mingo County, West Virginia, United States, along the Guyandotte River. The population was 450 at the 2010 census. Gilbert was incorporated in 1918 and named for Gilbert Creek, which derives its name from the name of an early traveler in the area who was killed by Native Americans. Gilbert is known nationwide for the Hatfield-McCoy ATV Trails that are located in the area. There are a number of lodges and restaurants in Gilbert.

Granville, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

Granville is a town in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 781 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Morgantown, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

West Liberty, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

West Liberty is a town in Ohio County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,542 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Reedsville, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

Reedsville is a town in Preston County, West Virginia, in the United States. The population was 593 at the 2010 census.

Tunnelton, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

Tunnelton is a town in southwestern Preston County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 294 at the 2010 census.

Lester, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

Lester is a town in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 348 at the 2010 census. The community was named after Champ Lester, a local pioneer.

Ellenboro, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

Ellenboro is a town in Ritchie County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 363 at the 2010 census. The town is located at the junction of U.S. Route 50 and West Virginia Route 16; the North Bend Rail Trail also passes through the town. The town was named for Ellen Mariah Williamson, the eldest daughter of the family that granted a right of way for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to build their line through the town; an earlier name for the community was Shumley. Ellenboro was incorporated in 1903.

North Hills, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

North Hills is a town in Wood County, West Virginia, United States. It is an affluent suburb of Parkersburg. The population was 832 at the 2010 census. North Hills was incorporated on February 15, 1979.

Mullens, West Virginia City in West Virginia, United States

Mullens is a city in Wyoming County, West Virginia. The population was 1,559 at the 2010 census.

Pineville, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

Pineville is a town in and the county seat of Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA, situated along the Guyandotte River. The population was 668 at the 2010 census.

References

  1. "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Feb 16, 2020.
  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. 197. 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.
  8. "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2013-01-24.
  9. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

Commons-logo.svg Media related to West Logan, West Virginia at Wikimedia Commons