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Hendricks, West Virginia
Location of Hendricks in Tucker County, West Virginia.
|• 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)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||751.46/sq mi (290.32/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|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.
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.
Hendricks is located at(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.
|U.S. Decennial 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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