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Cairo, West Virginia
The North Fork of the Hughes River at Cairo
Location of Cairo in Ritchie County, West Virginia.
|• Total||0.49 sq mi (1.26 km2)|
|• Land||0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)|
|Elevation||653 ft (199 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||538.14/sq mi (207.65/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1536852|
Cairo ( KAIR-oh) is a town in Ritchie County, West Virginia, United States, along West Virginia Route 31, the North Fork of the Hughes River, and the North Bend Rail Trail. The population was 281 at the 2010 census.
The town was named by its earliest settlers, who were Scots Presbyterians, for the city of Cairo, Egypt, owing to the presence of water and fertile land at the site. Cairo was incorporated in 1895. The North Bend Rail Trail passes through the town.
Cairo is located at(39.208264, -81.156600).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2), of which, 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2010 census there were 281 people, 118 households, and 71 families living in the town. The population density was 597.9 inhabitants per square mile (230.9/km2). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 321.3 per square mile (124.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White. Of the 118 households 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.8% were non-families. 36.4% of households were one person and 12.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.13.
The median age in the town was 40.6 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cairo has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
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