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Davy, West Virginia
Main Street in Davy
Main Street in Davy
Location of Davy in McDowell County, West Virginia.
Location of Davy in McDowell County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
Area
 • Total 1.29 sq mi (3.35 km2)
 • Land 1.27 sq mi (3.30 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
1,184 ft (361 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 420
 • Estimate 
(2019)
337
 • Density 264.73/sq mi (102.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
24828
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-20500
GNIS feature ID 1538061

Davy is a town in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 420 at the 2010 census. Founded in 1873, the town was originally called Hallsville but the name would change to Davy by 1901. Davy was officially incorporated in 1948. It is a mostly residential community in a coal mining district along the main line of the Norfolk Southern Railway.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.29 square miles (3.34 km2), of which, 1.27 square miles (3.29 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,650
1960 1,331 −19.3%
1970 993 −25.4%
1980 882 −11.2%
1990 403 −54.3%
2000 373 −7.4%
2010 420 12.6%
2019 (est.) 337 −19.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 420 people, 167 households, and 123 families living in the town. The population density was 330.7 inhabitants per square mile (127.7/km2). There were 192 housing units at an average density of 151.2 per square mile (58.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.7% White, 2.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, and 0.5% from two or more races. Of the 167 households 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.3% were non-families. 24.6% of households were one person and 12.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the town was 40 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

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