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Hundred, West Virginia
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Location of Hundred in Wetzel County, West Virginia.
Location of Hundred in Wetzel County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 39°41′3″N 80°27′26″W / 39.68417°N 80.45722°W / 39.68417; -80.45722Coordinates: 39°41′3″N 80°27′26″W / 39.68417°N 80.45722°W / 39.68417; -80.45722
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wetzel
Area
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.30 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.30 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,027 ft (313 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 299
 • Estimate 
(2019)
262
 • Density 521.91/sq mi (201.45/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26575
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-39340
GNIS feature ID 1540584
HundredWVASign
Sign in Hundred, WV

Hundred is a town in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 299 at the 2010 census. It was named for the fact that local resident Henry "Old Hundred" Church was a centenarian. Hundred is the only place in the United States with this name.

History

The community was named in honor of Henry Church, a local centenarian.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 261
1910 557 113.4%
1920 710 27.5%
1930 788 11.0%
1940 706 −10.4%
1950 587 −16.9%
1960 475 −19.1%
1970 475 0.0%
1980 485 2.1%
1990 386 −20.4%
2000 344 −10.9%
2010 299 −13.1%
2019 (est.) 262 −12.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 299 people, 136 households, and 80 families living in the town. The population density was 598.0 inhabitants per square mile (230.9/km2). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 372.0 per square mile (143.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.0% White and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3%.

Of the 136 households 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.2% were non-families. 37.5% of households were one person and 17.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the town was 44.1 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

Notable people

  • Edward Lee King, born in Hundred, played major league baseball for seven years and drove in the final run of the 1922 World Series for the victorious New York Giants.
  • Henry Lee Church, "Old Hundred" (died 1860) was a British soldier in General Cornwallis' army. His nickname is the origin of the town name.
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