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Camden-on-Gauley, West Virginia
Central Camden-on-Gauley
Central Camden-on-Gauley
Location of Camden-on-Gauley in Webster County, West Virginia.
Location of Camden-on-Gauley in Webster County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Webster
Area
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.86 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 169
 • Estimate 
(2019)
145
 • Density 446.15/sq mi (172.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26208
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-12436

Camden-on-Gauley is a town in Webster County, West Virginia, United States, along the Gauley River. The population was 169 at the 2010 census.

The town derives its name from Johnson N. Camden, a senator who was the proprietor of several businesses on the nearby Gauley River. The town was originally called Lanes Bottom, but was changed to Camden-on-Gauley when incorporated in 1904.

Geography

Camden-on-Gauley is located at 38°22′8″N 80°35′47″W / 38.36889°N 80.59639°W / 38.36889; -80.59639 (38.368782, -80.596459).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), of which, 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 263
1920 283 7.6%
1930 435 53.7%
1940 373 −14.3%
1950 373 0.0%
1960 301 −19.3%
1970 243 −19.3%
1980 236 −2.9%
1990 171 −27.5%
2000 157 −8.2%
2010 169 7.6%
2019 (est.) 145 −14.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 169 people, 70 households, and 48 families living in the town. The population density was 512.1 inhabitants per square mile (197.7/km2). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 263.6 per square mile (101.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White.

There were 70 households, of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.4% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the town was 39.5 years. 20.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

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