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Lumberport, West Virginia
Main Street (West Virginia Route 20) in Lumberport in 2006
Main Street (West Virginia Route 20) in Lumberport in 2006
Location of Lumberport in Harrison County, West Virginia.
Location of Lumberport in Harrison County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Harrison
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
925 ft (282 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 876
 • Estimate 
(2019)
840
 • Density 1,669.98/sq mi (644.40/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26386
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-49252
GNIS feature ID 1542612

Lumberport is a town in Harrison County, located in northern West Virginia, United States. The population was 876 at the 2010 census.

The rural town was so named on account of the extensive lumber industry conducted there in the early 20th century. With changes in the lumber industry, the number of jobs declined, leading to a loss in population after the 1950s.

Geography

Lumberport is located at 39°22′30″N 80°20′54″W / 39.37500°N 80.34833°W / 39.37500; -80.34833 (39.375041, -80.348213), at the confluence of Tenmile Creek and the West Fork River in northern Harrison County.

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.
1910 656
1920 900 37.2%
1930 1,298 44.2%
1940 1,285 −1.0%
1950 1,198 −6.8%
1960 1,031 −13.9%
1970 957 −7.2%
1980 939 −1.9%
1990 1,014 8.0%
2000 937 −7.6%
2010 876 −6.5%
Est. 2019 840 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 876 people, 350 households, and 241 families living in the town. There were 384 housing units. The racial makeup of the town was 98.4% White, 0.5% African American, 0% Native American, 0% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 350 households, of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 32.6% of all households had individuals under 18 years and 30.0% had someone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.3% under the age of 20, 31.8% from 20 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.8 years. 50.8 percent of the population was male and 49.2 female.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,625, and the median income for a family was $44,231. The per capita income for the town was $19,710. About 11.0% of the population was below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 6% of those age 65 or over.

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