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Carpendale, West Virginia
Location of Carpendale in Mineral County, West Virginia.
Location of Carpendale in Mineral County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Mineral
Area
 • Total 1.31 sq mi (3.40 km2)
 • Land 1.31 sq mi (3.40 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 977
 • Estimate 
(2019)
905
 • Density 689.79/sq mi (266.35/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-13525

Carpendale is a town in Mineral County, West Virginia, United States, and part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 977 at the 2010 census. Carpendale was incorporated on January 2, 1990, by the Circuit Court. The town is a combination of three subdivisions of which its name reflects: Carpenters Addition, Millerdale I, and Millerdale II. There are no stores in Carpendale and there is only one road in and out of the town.

Geography

Carpendale is located at 39°37′55″N 78°47′12″W / 39.63194°N 78.78667°W / 39.63194; -78.78667 (39.631847, -78.786674).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.31 square miles (3.39 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 954
2010 977 2.4%
2019 (est.) 905 −7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 977 people, 402 households, and 286 families living in the town. The population density was 745.8 inhabitants per square mile (288.0/km2). There were 421 housing units at an average density of 321.4 per square mile (124.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.2% from two or more races.

There were 402 households, of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the town was 43.4 years. 19.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 22.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

Transportation

2019-05-16 16 08 25 View northwest along Mineral County Route 28 (Miller Road) at Washington Street in Carpendale, Mineral County, West Virginia
Miller Road (CR 28) in Carpendale

No significant highways serve Carpendale directly. The main road providing access to the town is Miller Road (CR 28). The nearest state highway is West Virginia Route 28 Alternate in nearby Ridgely. The nearest Interstate and U.S. highways are Interstate 68, U.S. Route 40 and U.S. Route 220, all of which are located across the North Branch Potomac River in Cumberland, Maryland.

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