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Beech Bottom, West Virginia
Village
Location of Beech Bottom in Brooke County, West Virginia.
Location of Beech Bottom in Brooke County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Brooke
Area
 • Total 1.86 sq mi (4.83 km2)
 • Land 1.16 sq mi (3.01 km2)
 • Water 0.70 sq mi (1.82 km2)
Elevation
712 ft (217 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 523
 • Estimate 
(2019)
469
 • Density 403.61/sq mi (155.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26030
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-05452
GNIS feature ID 1535513

Beech Bottom is a village in Brooke County, West Virginia, United States, situated along the Ohio River. It is part of the WeirtonSteubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 523 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Beech Bottom is located at 40°13′27″N 80°39′8″W / 40.22417°N 80.65222°W / 40.22417; -80.65222 (40.224276, -80.652181).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.86 square miles (4.82 km2), of which, 1.16 square miles (3.00 km2) is land and 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 506
1970 544 7.5%
1980 507 −6.8%
1990 415 −18.1%
2000 606 46.0%
2010 523 −13.7%
2019 (est.) 469 −10.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 523 people, 209 households, and 141 families living in the village. The population density was 450.9 inhabitants per square mile (174.1/km2). There were 257 housing units at an average density of 221.6 per square mile (85.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.8% Asian, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 209 households, of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.5% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the village was 42.1 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 18% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Beech Bottom has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Climate data for Beech Bottom, West Virginia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3.9
(39)
5
(41)
11.1
(52)
17.8
(64)
23.3
(74)
27.8
(82)
29.4
(85)
28.9
(84)
25.6
(78)
18.9
(66)
11.7
(53)
5
(41)
17.2
(63)
Average low °C (°F) -6.1
(21)
-6.1
(21)
-1.7
(29)
3.3
(38)
8.3
(47)
13.3
(56)
15.6
(60)
15
(59)
11.1
(52)
5
(41)
0
(32)
-3.9
(25)
4.4
(40)
Precipitation cm (inches) 8
(3)
6
(2.3)
9
(3.4)
9
(3.4)
10
(3.8)
10
(3.9)
11
(4.3)
9
(3.6)
8
(3)
7
(2.7)
7
(2.8)
7
(2.8)
99
(38.9)
Source: Weatherbase
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