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Dunbar, West Virginia

See also Dunbar
City of Dunbar
City
Location in Kanawha County and state of West Virginia.
Location in Kanawha County and state of West Virginia.
Coordinates:
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Kanawha
Government
 • Mayor Terry Greenlee
Area[1]
 • Total 2.81 sq mi (7.28 km2)
 • Land 2.80 sq mi (7.25 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 594 ft (181 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 7,907
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 7,851
 • Density 2,823.9/sq mi (1,090.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25064
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-22564[4]
GNIS feature ID 1538426[5]

Dunbar is a city in

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ West Virginia Blue Book. Published annually by the Clerk's Office of the West Virginia Senate.
  7. ^ "www.cityofdunbarwv.com"
  8. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

References

  • City of Dunbar, WV
  • Dunbar, West Virginia on Sunshine Review

External links

(http://www.bfcc.kana.tec.wv.us)

  • Ben Franklin Career Center

(http://www.schs.kana.k12.wv.us)

  • South Charleston High School (9-12)

(http://www.kcs.kana.k12.wv.us/dunbarms/index.htm

  • Dunbar Middle School (6-8)

(http://www.kcs.kana.k12.wv.us/Dunbarint)

  • Dunbar Intermediate Center (3-5)

(http://www.kcs.kana.k12.wv.us/dunbarpri)

  • Dunbar Primary School (K-2)

Dunbar is served by the following schools:

Education

The median income for a household in the city was $35,117, and the median income for a family was $42,665. Males had a median income of $34,816 versus $24,184 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,030. About 13.2% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.1% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.0 males.

There were 3,744 households out of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.1% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.72.

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 8,154 people, 3,744 households, and 2,167 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,874.5 people per square mile (1,108.5/km²). There were 4,128 housing units at an average density of 1,455.2 per square mile (561.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.65% White, 10.72% African American, 0.09% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

2000 census

The median age in the city was 43.2 years. 18.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 20.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.7% male and 54.3% female.

There were 3,795 households of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.8% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.3% were non-families. 40.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.75.

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 7,907 people, 3,795 households, and 2,000 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,823.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,090.3/km2). There were 4,175 housing units at an average density of 1,491.1 per square mile (575.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.7% White, 12.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

2010 census

Demographics

In the past, Dunbar was home to a glass industry, through the Dunbar Glass and Kanawha Glass companies. Dunbar was also home to the Gravely Tractor company.

Notable businesses

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.81 square miles (7.28 km2), of which, 2.80 square miles (7.25 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Dunbar is located at (38.364319, -81.739539).[9] Dunbar is served by Interstate 64 and WV 25.

Geography

Located at Dunbar is the Dutch Hollow Wine Cellars, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[8]

History

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Notable businesses 3
  • Demographics 4
    • 2010 census 4.1
    • 2000 census 4.2
  • Education 5
  • External links 6
  • References 7

[7] Dunbar was a farming community until industries began to evolve in the City with the opening of glass and bottling plants in 1912. The Gravely Plow was invented in Dunbar in 1916.[6]

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