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Hendricks, West Virginia
Location of Hendricks in Tucker County, West Virginia.
Location of Hendricks in Tucker County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 39°4′30″N 79°37′53″W / 39.07500°N 79.63139°W / 39.07500; -79.63139Coordinates: 39°4′30″N 79°37′53″W / 39.07500°N 79.63139°W / 39.07500; -79.63139
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Tucker
Area
 • Total 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.89 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,716 ft (523 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 272
 • Estimate 
(2019)
257
 • Density 751.46/sq mi (290.32/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26271
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-36460
GNIS feature ID 1554682

Hendricks is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 272 at the 2010 census. The Blackwater River and the Dry Fork join at Hendricks to form the Black Fork, a principal tributary of the Cheat River.

History

In 1803, after three unproductive years in nearby Canaan Valley, German settler Henry Fansler (d. 1843) settled at the mouth of the Blackwater River at the present site of Hendricks. He called the settlement "Eden". Hendricks was incorporated in 1894 and was named by local coal and timber magnate Henry Gassaway Davis for Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks.

Geography

Hendricks is located at 39°4′30″N 79°37′53″W / 39.07500°N 79.63139°W / 39.07500; -79.63139 (39.074883, -79.631399).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Black Fork Hendricks West Virginia
The Black Fork in Hendricks
Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 317
1910 640 101.9%
1920 622 −2.8%
1930 484 −22.2%
1940 539 11.4%
1950 492 −8.7%
1960 407 −17.3%
1970 317 −22.1%
1980 390 23.0%
1990 303 −22.3%
2000 319 5.3%
2010 272 −14.7%
2019 (est.) 257 −5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 272 people, 112 households, and 89 families living in the town. The population density was 800.0 inhabitants per square mile (308.9/km2). There were 145 housing units at an average density of 426.5 per square mile (164.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White. Of the 112 households 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.5% were non-families. 17.9% of households were one person and 11.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the town was 44.5 years. 18.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 30.9% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

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