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Jane Lew, West Virginia
Main Avenue (U.S. Route 19) in Jane Lew in 2006
Main Avenue (U.S. Route 19) in Jane Lew in 2006
Location of Jane Lew in Lewis County, West Virginia.
Location of Jane Lew in Lewis County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Lewis
Government
 • Type Mayoral
Area
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.64 km2)
 • Land 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,017 ft (310 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 409
 • Estimate 
(2019)
386
 • Density 1,615.06/sq mi (624.51/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26378
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-40828
GNIS feature ID 1540818

Jane Lew is a town in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 409 at the time of the 2010 census.

Geography

Jane Lew is located at 39°6′33″N 80°24′27″W / 39.10917°N 80.40750°W / 39.10917; -80.40750 (39.109203, -80.407624), along Hackers Creek in northern Lewis County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), of which, 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 142
1890 228 60.6%
1910 327
1920 560 71.3%
1930 445 −20.5%
1940 505 13.5%
1950 491 −2.8%
1960 426 −13.2%
1970 397 −6.8%
1980 406 2.3%
1990 439 8.1%
2000 406 −7.5%
2010 409 0.7%
Est. 2019 386 −5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 409 people, 195 households, and 111 families living in the town. The population density was 1,704.2 inhabitants per square mile (658.0/km2). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 887.5 per square mile (342.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.8% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 195 households, of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.1% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the town was 41.8 years. 19.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Jane Lew has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Climate data for Jane Lew, West Virginia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.9
(48)
8.9
(48)
12.8
(55)
19.4
(67)
25
(77)
28.9
(84)
31.7
(89)
30
(86)
27.8
(82)
21.1
(70)
13.9
(57)
8.9
(48)
20
(68)
Average low °C (°F) -4.4
(24)
-4.4
(24)
-1.7
(29)
3.3
(38)
8.3
(47)
13.3
(56)
15.6
(60)
15
(59)
12.2
(54)
4.4
(40)
0
(32)
-3.3
(26)
5
(41)
Precipitation mm (inches) 91
(3.6)
76
(3)
97
(3.8)
94
(3.7)
107
(4.2)
117
(4.6)
114
(4.5)
114
(4.5)
89
(3.5)
71
(2.8)
76
(3)
81
(3.2)
1,130
(44.5)
Source: Weatherbase


Education

Jane Lew Elementary School. Jane Lew used to have a high school in operation (Jane Lew High School) from 1912 until 1966, when it consolidated with two another local schools to make Lewis County High School. Jane Lew High also won a state boys basketball championship in 1922.

Notable people

  • May H. Gilruth, artist and painter
  • Patrick S. Martin, member of the West Virginia Senate
  • Joseph Marcellus McWhorter, lawyer, jurist, and politician
  • William Neely, actor and writer
  • Chub Watson, basketball player for Davis & Elkins College and Marshall University
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