kids encyclopedia robot

Ellenboro, West Virginia facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Ellenboro, West Virginia
Buildings along Route 16 in Ellenboro in 2007
Buildings along Route 16 in Ellenboro in 2007
Location of Ellenboro in Ritchie County, West Virginia.
Location of Ellenboro in Ritchie County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Ritchie
Area
 • Total 1.13 sq mi (2.91 km2)
 • Land 1.13 sq mi (2.91 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
810 ft (247 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 363
 • Estimate 
(2019)
363
 • Density 322.67/sq mi (124.60/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26346
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-24844
GNIS feature ID 1538665

Ellenboro is a town in Ritchie County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 363 at the 2010 census. The town is located at the junction of U.S. Route 50 and West Virginia Route 16; the North Bend Rail Trail also passes through the town. The town was named for Ellen Mariah Williamson, the eldest daughter of the family that granted a right of way for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to build their line through the town; an earlier name for the community was Shumley. Ellenboro was incorporated in 1903.

Geography

Ellenboro is located at 39°16′4″N 81°3′5″W / 39.26778°N 81.05139°W / 39.26778; -81.05139 (39.267702, -81.051299).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.13 square miles (2.93 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 204
1920 286 40.2%
1930 330 15.4%
1940 277 −16.1%
1950 307 10.8%
1960 340 10.7%
1970 267 −21.5%
1980 357 33.7%
1990 453 26.9%
2000 373 −17.7%
2010 363 −2.7%
2019 (est.) 363 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

Ellenboro once had a glass factory and at a much earlier time a very well known resort. However, both have ceased operation. The town was created in the early 1900s and was named after the postmaster's daughter.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 363 people, 160 households, and 109 families living in the town. The population density was 321.2 inhabitants per square mile (124.0/km2). There were 179 housing units at an average density of 158.4 per square mile (61.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White.

There were 160 households, of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the town was 48.4 years. 19.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 39.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 54.5% male and 45.5% female.

kids search engine
Ellenboro, West Virginia Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.