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Chapmanville, West Virginia
Chapmanville
Chapmanville
Location of Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia.
Location of Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Logan
Area
 • Total 0.68 sq mi (1.76 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.70 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
640 ft (195 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,256
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,094
 • Density 1,665.14/sq mi (642.93/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25508
Area code(s) 304 & 681
FIPS code 54-14524
GNIS feature ID 1537207

Chapmanville is a town in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,256 at the 2010 census. Chapmanville is named for Ned Chapman, an early settler who operated a store and post office. It was incorporated in 1947.

Geography

Chapmanville is located at 37°58′18″N 82°1′12″W / 37.97167°N 82.02000°W / 37.97167; -82.02000 (37.971615, -82.020017), along the Guyandotte River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2), of which, 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,349
1960 1,241 −8.0%
1970 1,175 −5.3%
1980 1,164 −0.9%
1990 1,110 −4.6%
2000 1,211 9.1%
2010 1,256 3.7%
2019 (est.) 1,094 −12.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,256 people, 604 households, and 338 families living in the town. The population density was 1,932.3 inhabitants per square mile (746.1/km2). There were 667 housing units at an average density of 1,026.2 per square mile (396.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 604 households, of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.0% were non-families. 40.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the town was 42.4 years. 18.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.

Education

Chapmanville is home to Chapmanville Regional High School, West Virginia's first cross-county consolidated high school, which includes grades 9-12. The student body consists of students from a consolidation agreement with the West Virginia Department of Education, West Virginia School Building Authority, Lincoln County Schools, and Logan County Schools that consolidated Harts High School and Chapmanville High School to form Chapmanville Regional High School. It opened on June 1, 2007. Chapmanville hosts the second largest student population in the county. The town is also home to Chapmanville Middle School (grades 5–8), Chapmanville Intermediate School, and Chapmanville Primary School. All schools in the city use the tiger as their mascot.

Notable people

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