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Cowen, West Virginia
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Location of Cowen in Webster County, West Virginia.
Location of Cowen in Webster County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Webster
Area
 • Total 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Land 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,270 ft (692 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 541
 • Estimate 
(2019)
468
 • Density 744.04/sq mi (287.17/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26206
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-18412
GNIS feature ID 1554208

Cowen is a town in Webster County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 541 at the 2010 census.

History

Cowen was named for a president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Camp Caesar was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.

Geography

Cowen is located at 38°24′38″N 80°33′21″W / 38.41056°N 80.55583°W / 38.41056; -80.55583 (38.410605, -80.555695).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 257
1910 312 21.4%
1920 393 26.0%
1930 491 24.9%
1940 539 9.8%
1950 632 17.3%
1960 475 −24.8%
1970 467 −1.7%
1980 723 54.8%
1990 549 −24.1%
2000 513 −6.6%
2010 541 5.5%
2019 (est.) 468 −13.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 541 people, 230 households, and 156 families living in the town. The population density was 858.7 inhabitants per square mile (331.5/km2). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 436.5 per square mile (168.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.3% White, 0.2% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races. Of the 230 households 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 26.5% of households were one person and 13.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the town was 41.7 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 21.1% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

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