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Harman, West Virginia
Location of Harman in Randolph County, West Virginia.
Location of Harman in Randolph County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 38°55′16″N 79°31′31″W / 38.92111°N 79.52528°W / 38.92111; -79.52528Coordinates: 38°55′16″N 79°31′31″W / 38.92111°N 79.52528°W / 38.92111; -79.52528
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Randolph
Area
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,359 ft (719 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 143
 • Estimate 
(2019)
139
 • Density 430.34/sq mi (165.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26270
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-35092
GNIS feature ID 1551361

Harman is a town in Randolph County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 143 at the 2010 census.

History

The community was named for Rev. Asa Harman, the original owner of the land on which the town is now located. The Day-Vandevander Mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

Geography

Harman is located in the Potomac Highlands at 38°55′16″N 79°31′31″W / 38.921025°N 79.525336°W / 38.921025; -79.525336 (38.921025, -79.525336). The town sits in a valley at the intersection of Route 33/55, which runs east-west, and Route 32 which starts at Harman and heads north to the Canaan Valley area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 149
1920 100 −32.9%
1930 114 14.0%
1940 184 61.4%
1950 146 −20.7%
1960 128 −12.3%
1970 142 10.9%
1980 181 27.5%
1990 128 −29.3%
2000 126 −1.6%
2010 143 13.5%
2019 (est.) 139 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 143 people, 64 households, and 37 families living in the town. The population density was 446.9 inhabitants per square mile (172.5/km2). There were 91 housing units at an average density of 284.4 per square mile (109.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White. Of the 64 households 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. 32.8% of households were one person and 14.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the town was 43.4 years. 21% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 32.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.5% male and 54.5% female.

Notable person

Country musician and Grand Ole Opry member Stoney Cooper was born in Harman in 1918.

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