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Albright, West Virginia
Virginia Furnace
Location of Albright in Preston County, West Virginia.
Location of Albright in Preston County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 39°29′37″N 79°38′19″W / 39.49361°N 79.63861°W / 39.49361; -79.63861Coordinates: 39°29′37″N 79°38′19″W / 39.49361°N 79.63861°W / 39.49361; -79.63861
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Preston
Area
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.71 km2)
 • Land 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
Elevation
1,211 ft (369 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 299
 • Estimate 
(2019)
282
 • Density 1,215.52/sq mi (469.39/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26519
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-00748
GNIS feature ID 1553704

Albright is a town and former coal town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States, along the Cheat River. The population was 299 at the 2010 census.

History

The town derives its name from David Albright, an early settler.

Located near Albright is the Virginia Furnace, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), of which, 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 262
1930 343 30.9%
1940 334 −2.6%
1950 396 18.6%
1960 304 −23.2%
1970 319 4.9%
1980 357 11.9%
1990 195 −45.4%
2000 247 26.7%
2010 299 21.1%
2019 (est.) 282 −5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 299 people, 120 households and 79 families living in the town. The population density was 1,300.0 inhabitants per square mile (501.9/km2). There were 128 housing units at an average density of 556.5 per square mile (214.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.3% White, 0.3% African American, 1.0% Native American, and 1.3% from two or more races.

There were 120 households, of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.2% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the town was 38.2 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

Climate

The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Albright has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.

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