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Man, West Virginia
Main Street in Man
Main Street in Man
Location of Man in Logan County, West Virginia.
Location of Man in Logan County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Logan
Area
 • Total 1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Land 1.10 sq mi (2.84 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation
738 ft (225 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 759
 • Estimate 
(2019)
630
 • Density 574.82/sq mi (221.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25635
Area code(s) 304 & 681
FIPS code 54-50932
GNIS feature ID 1542706

Man is a town in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 759 at the 2010 census. The town is located along the Guyandotte River at the mouth of Buffalo Creek, which was the site of the 1972 Buffalo Creek Flood following a dam collapse. The name of the town reportedly derives from the last syllable of the surname of Ulysses Hinchman, who was a member of the House of Delegates from Logan County between 1866 and 1869.

Geography

Man is located at 37°44′34″N 81°52′31″W / 37.74278°N 81.87528°W / 37.74278; -81.87528 (37.742776, -81.875168).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.16 square miles (3.00 km2), of which, 1.10 square miles (2.85 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.

Climate

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 835
1940 1,342 60.7%
1950 1,632 21.6%
1960 1,486 −8.9%
1970 1,201 −19.2%
1980 1,333 11.0%
1990 914 −31.4%
2000 770 −15.8%
2010 759 −1.4%
2019 (est.) 630 −17.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 759 people, 324 households, and 221 families living in the town. The population density was 690.0 inhabitants per square mile (266.4/km2). There were 362 housing units at an average density of 329.1 per square mile (127.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.0% White, 1.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.7% Asian, and 0.7% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7%.

Of the 324 households 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 26.9% of households were one person and 10.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the town was 44 years. 20.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Notable person

  • Max Butcher, baseball pitcher of the 1930s and 1940s, died in Man.
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