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Town of Bayard, West Virginia
Front Street in Bayard
Front Street in Bayard
Location of Bayard in Grant County, West Virginia.
Location of Bayard in Grant County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Grant
Area
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,343 ft (714 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 290
 • Estimate 
(2019)
261
 • Density 839.23/sq mi (324.24/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26707
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-04924
GNIS feature ID 1553813

Bayard is a town in Grant County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 290 at the 2010 census. Bayard was incorporated in 1893 and named in honor of Thomas F. Bayard, Jr., who later became a United States Senator from Delaware (1923–1929). Bayard was founded on the West Virginia Central and Pittsburgh Railroad as a coal mining community. Coal mining has remained the town's chief industry.

Geography

Bayard is located at 39°16′19″N 79°21′54″W / 39.27194°N 79.36500°W / 39.27194; -79.36500 (39.272062, -79.365043).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 540
1910 417 −22.8%
1920 1,074 157.6%
1930 743 −30.8%
1940 585 −21.3%
1950 589 0.7%
1960 484 −17.8%
1970 475 −1.9%
1980 540 13.7%
1990 414 −23.3%
2000 299 −27.8%
2010 290 −3.0%
2019 (est.) 261 −10.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 290 people, 126 households, and 86 families living in the town. The population density was 935.5 inhabitants per square mile (361.2/km2). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 487.1 per square mile (188.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.3% White, 1.4% Native American, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3%. Black people accounted for 0.0% of the population.

Of the 126 households 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 27.8% of households were one person and 8.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the town was 44.5 years. 19.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.4% male and 47.6% 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, Bayard has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.

Bayard-Gormania,WV
The towns of Bayard, Gorman, and Gormania on a 1900 USGS topographical map.

Transportation

2019-05-14 14 20 15 View north along West Virginia State Route 90 (Front Street) at Vine Street in Bayard, Grant County, West Virginia
Route 90 northbound leaving Bayard

The only significant road serving Bayard is West Virginia Route 90. Route 90 connects Bayard to U.S. Route 219 to the southwest, and U.S. Route 50 to the northeast. Within Bayard, Route 90 follows Front Street through the center of town.

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