Moundsville, West Virginia

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Moundsville, West Virginia
City
Jefferson Avenue in downtown Moundsville in 2006
Jefferson Avenue in downtown Moundsville in 2006
Location of Moundsville in Marshall County, West Virginia.
Location of Moundsville in Marshall County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 39°55′17″N 80°44′22″W / 39.92139°N 80.73944°W / 39.92139; -80.73944
MOUNDSVILLE WEST VIRGINIA Latitude and Longitude:

39°55′17″N 80°44′22″W / 39.92139°N 80.73944°W / 39.92139; -80.73944
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Marshall
Area [1]
 • Total 3.36 sq mi (8.70 km2)
 • Land 2.91 sq mi (7.54 km2)
 • Water 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
Elevation 696 ft (212 m)
Population ( 2010) [2]
 • Total 9,318
 • Estimate (2016) [3] 8,741
 • Density 3,202.1/sq mi (1,236.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) ( UTC-5)
 • Summer ( DST) EDT ( UTC-4)
ZIP code 26041
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-56020
GNIS feature ID 1543607 [4]
Website http://www.cityofmoundsville.com/

Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. It is part of the Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 9,318 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Marshall County. [5] The city was named for the nearby ancient Grave Creek Mound, constructed 250 to 100 BC by indigenous people of the Adena culture. [6]

Moundsville was settled in 1771 by English colonists Samuel and James Tomlinson. (Elizabethtown, as Tomlinson's community was called, was incorporated in 1830. Nearby, the town of Mound City was incorporated in 1832. The two towns combined in 1865.) [7] Fostoria Glass Company (specializing in hand-blown glassworks) was headquartered in Moundsville from 1891 to 1986. The retired West Virginia State Penitentiary operated in Moundsville from 1867 to 1995. [8]

Geography

Moundsville is located at 39°55′17″N 80°44′22″W / 39.92139°N 80.73944°W / 39.92139; -80.73944 (39.921490, -80.739368). [9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.36 square miles (8.70 km2), of which, 2.91 square miles (7.54 km2) is land and 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2) is water. [1]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 445
1860 515 15.7%
1870 1,500 191.3%
1880 1,774 18.3%
1890 2,688 51.5%
1900 5,362 99.5%
1910 8,918 66.3%
1920 10,669 19.6%
1930 14,411 35.1%
1940 14,168 −1.7%
1950 14,772 4.3%
1960 15,163 2.6%
1970 13,560 −10.6%
1980 12,419 −8.4%
1990 10,753 −13.4%
2000 9,998 −7.0%
2010 9,318 −6.8%
Est. 2016 8,741 [3] −6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [10]
2014 Estimate [11]

2010 census

As of the census [2] of 2010, there were 9,318 people, 4,016 households, and 2,445 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,202.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,236.3/km2). There were 4,458 housing units at an average density of 1,532.0 per square mile (591.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 4,016 households of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 45.2 years. 19.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 30.1% were from 45 to 64; and 20.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,998 people, 4,122 households, and 2,662 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,399.0 people per square mile (1,313.0/km²). There were 4,461 housing units at an average density of 1,516.6 per square mile (585.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.13% White, 0.73% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

There were 4,122 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,107, and the median income for a family was $30,534. Males had a median income of $26,242 versus $19,348 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,997. About 18.1% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.2% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.

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