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Junior, West Virginia

Junior, West Virginia
Town
Junior, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Junior, West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates:
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Barbour
Area[1]
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,745 ft (532 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 520
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 513
 • Density 1,677.4/sq mi (647.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26275
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-42244[4]
GNIS feature ID 1554837[5]

Junior is a town in Barbour County, West Virginia in the USA, along the Tygart Valley River. The population was 520 at the 2010 census.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • History 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Geography

Junior is located at (38.977379, -79.950300).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), of which, 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 520 people, 197 households, and 147 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,677.4 inhabitants per square mile (647.6/km2). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 751.6 per square mile (290.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 197 households of which 44.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the town was 34.8 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 450 people, 178 households, and 134 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,510.8 inhabitants per square mile (579.2/km²). There were 202 housing units at an average density of 678.2 per square mile (260.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.89% White, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 178 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,536, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $21,875 versus $15,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,279. About 20.3% of families and 24.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.8% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.

History

Junior, West Virginia was originally known as Row Town, Virginia. It was named after Golden Franklin Row's grandfather. In the late 19th century, Henry Gassaway Davis, at the time a U.S. Senator, founded the Junior Coal Company and named it after his son, Henry Gassaway Davis, Jr. After Davis' son drowned off the coast of Africa in 1897, the elder Davis asked that the town name be changed in memory of his son.

References

  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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links

  • From Rowtown to Junior
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