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Hundred, West Virginia
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Location of Hundred in Wetzel County, West Virginia.
|• 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)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||521.91/sq mi (201.45/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1540584|
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.
The community was named in honor of Henry Church, a local centenarian.
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.
|U.S. Decennial 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.
- 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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