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Anawalt, West Virginia
Town
Anawalt West Virginia Volunteer Fire Department
Anawalt West Virginia Volunteer Fire Department
Location of Anawalt, West Virginia
Location of Anawalt, West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
Area
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,706 ft (520 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 226
 • Estimate (2015) 208
 • Density 396.5/sq mi (153.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24808
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-01780
GNIS feature ID 2390703

Anawalt is a town in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. At one time it was known as Jeanette. The population was 226 at the 2010 census. Anawalt was incorporated in 1949. It is named in honor of Colonel Anawalt, who was then manager of Union Supply Company, a subsidiary of the United States Steel Company. Coal mining remains the town's chief industry. Anawalt is the closest town for the unincorporated communities of Jenkinjones, Conklintown, Pageton, Leckie, and Little Creek.

Geography

Anawalt is located at 37°20′9″N 81°26′14″W / 37.33583°N 81.43722°W / 37.33583; -81.43722 (37.3364565 -81.4405962).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,383
1960 1,062 −23.2%
1970 801 −24.6%
1980 652 −18.6%
1990 329 −49.5%
2000 272 −17.3%
2010 226 −16.9%
Est. 2015 208 −8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 226 people, 91 households, and 62 families residing in the town. The population density was 396.5 inhabitants per square mile (153.1/km2). There were 135 housing units at an average density of 236.8 per square mile (91.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.9% White, 9.3% African American, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 91 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 19.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 29.7% 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 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the town was 44.3 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 32.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 272 people, 114 households, and 77 families residing in the town. The population density was 418.4 inhabitants per square mile (161.5/km2). There were 148 housing units at an average density of 227.7 per square mile (87.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.44% White, 9.19% African American, and 0.37% from two or more races.

There were 114 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $13,333, and the median income for a family was $17,321. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,953. About 37.3% of families and 37.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 28.3% of those sixty five or over.


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