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Anawalt, West Virginia
Jenkinjones Road in Anawalt
Jenkinjones Road in Anawalt
Location of Anawalt in McDowell County, West Virginia.
Location of Anawalt in McDowell County, West Virginia.
Anawalt, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Anawalt, West Virginia
Anawalt, West Virginia
Location in West Virginia
Anawalt, West Virginia is located in the United States
Anawalt, West Virginia
Anawalt, West Virginia
Location in the United States
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.49 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.49 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,706 ft (520 m)
 • Total 226
 • Estimate 
 • Density 311.30/sq mi (120.12/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
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. It is named in honor of James White Anawalt, who was then manager of Union Supply Company, a subsidiary of the United States Steel Company. The population was 226 at the 2010 census. Coal mining was the town's chief industry.


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.


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%
2019 (est.) 179 −20.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate
Anawalt WV VFD
Anawalt Volunteer Fire Department

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 226 people, 91 households, and 62 families living 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 91 households 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 households were one person and 15.4% were one person aged 65 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 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

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