Moundsville, West Virginia
|Moundsville, West Virginia|
Jefferson Avenue in downtown Moundsville in 2006
Location of Moundsville in Marshall County, West Virginia.
MOUNDSVILLE WEST VIRGINIA Latitude and Longitude:
|• 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) |
|• Estimate (2016) ||8,741|
|• Density||3,202.1/sq mi (1,236.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) ( UTC-5)|
|• Summer ( DST)||EDT ( UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1543607 |
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.  The city was named for the nearby ancient Grave Creek Mound, constructed 250 to 100 BC by indigenous people of the Adena culture. 
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.)  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. 
Moundsville is located at (39.921490, -80.739368).
|U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate 
As of the census  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.
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.
- Frank De Vol, film and television music composer and actor
- Virginia B. Evans, painter, glass artist, and teacher
- Joseph W. Gallaher, businessman and politician
- Davis Grubb, novelist and story writer
- Adrian Melott, astrophysicist and astrobiologist
- Arch A. Moore, Jr., former Governor of West Virginia
- Ed Pastilong, football player, coach, and college athletics administrator, WVU's Director of Athletics for 21 years
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