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Matoaka, West Virginia
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Location of Matoaka in Mercer County, West Virginia.
|• Total||0.26 sq mi (0.68 km2)|
|• Land||0.26 sq mi (0.68 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||2,359 ft (719 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||765.15/sq mi (295.92/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1542868|
Matoaka is a census-designated place in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 227 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bluefield, WV-VA micropolitan area which has a population of 107,578. This town is named for Chief Powhatan's daughter Matoaka who was better known by her nickname "Pocahontas". Matoaka became an unincorporated town when it voted to dissolve its charter in May 2018.
Matoaka is located at(37.418741, -81.242028).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all land.
The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Matoaka has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2010 census there were 227 people, 87 households, and 60 families living in the town. The population density was 873.1 inhabitants per square mile (337.1/km2). There were 145 housing units at an average density of 557.7 per square mile (215.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.7% White, 0.4% African American, and 0.9% Asian. Of the 87 households 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.0% were non-families. 24.1% of households were one person and 12.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.12.
The median age in the town was 40.2 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 18.9% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.
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