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Kermit, West Virginia
Location of Kermit, West Virginia
Location of Kermit, West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Mingo
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 406
 • Estimate (2012) 392
 • Density 1,041.0/sq mi (401.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25674
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-43300
GNIS feature ID 1541162
Tug Fork towns aerial view
Aerial view of Kermit, West Virginia in upper center on the right side of the Tug Fork River. View is to the north along the river, which is the border between Kentucky and West Virginia. Warfield, Kentucky is in the upper-left corner of the photo and Lovely, Kentucky lies in the foreground of the picture.

Kermit is a town in Mingo County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 406 at the 2010 census. Kermit is located along the Tug Fork, opposite Warfield, Kentucky. The Norfolk Southern Railway's Kenova District runs through town.

The community was earlier known by the names "Lower Burning Creek," "East Warfield," and "Warfield." The name was changed to "Kermit" when a post office was established in 1906. Kermit was named for Kermit Roosevelt, son of President Theodore Roosevelt, and incorporated in 1909.


Kermit was located at 37°50′27″N 82°24′34″W / 37.84083°N 82.40944°W / 37.84083; -82.40944 (37.840783, -82.409465) in 2000.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all of it land.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Kermit has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 636
1930 740 16.4%
1940 811 9.6%
1950 964 18.9%
1960 743 −22.9%
1970 716 −3.6%
1980 705 −1.5%
1990 342 −51.5%
2000 209 −38.9%
2010 406 94.3%
Est. 2015 381 −6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

The median income for a household in the town was $31,500, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,695. About 4.0% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.9% of those sixty five or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 406 people, 152 households, and 110 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,041.0 inhabitants per square mile (401.9/km2). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 420.5 per square mile (162.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 152 households of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median age in the town was 37.5 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

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