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Hambleton, West Virginia
Location of Hambleton in Tucker County, West Virginia.
Location of Hambleton in Tucker County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Tucker
Area
 • Total 0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Land 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
1,722 ft (525 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 232
 • Estimate 
(2019)
214
 • Density 1,550.72/sq mi (600.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26269
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-34492
GNIS feature ID 1551333

Hambleton is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 232 at the 2010 census. Hambleton was established in 1889, but not incorporated until 1905. It was named by then United States Senator Stephen B. Elkins in honor of a stockholder by this name in the West Virginia Central Railroad Company. The town was previously known as Hulings.

Geography

Hambleton is located at 39°4′53″N 79°38′45″W / 39.08139°N 79.64583°W / 39.08139; -79.64583 (39.081439, -79.645851), along the Black Fork River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2), of which, 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

Climate

The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hambleton has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,300
1920 488 −62.5%
1930 368 −24.6%
1940 394 7.1%
1950 283 −28.2%
1960 275 −2.8%
1970 328 19.3%
1980 403 22.9%
1990 265 −34.2%
2000 246 −7.2%
2010 232 −5.7%
2019 (est.) 214 −7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 232 people, 97 households, and 68 families living in the town. The population density was 1,933.3 inhabitants per square mile (746.5/km2). There were 128 housing units at an average density of 1,066.7 per square mile (411.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.1% White and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 97 households, of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.9% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the town was 42 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

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