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Middlebourne, West Virginia
Town
Main Street in Middlebourne in 2006
Main Street in Middlebourne in 2006
Location of Middlebourne, West Virginia
Location of Middlebourne, West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Tyler
Area
 • Total 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Land 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 815
 • Estimate (2012) 801
 • Density 2,263.9/sq mi (874.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26149
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-53572
GNIS feature ID 1543226
Tyler County Courthouse WV
The Tyler County Courthouse in Middlebourne in 2006

Middlebourne is a town in Tyler County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 815 at the 2010 census. It serves as the county seat of Tyler County.

History

Middlebourne was established by an enactment of the Virginia General Assembly in 1813. Two explanations have been given for the name of the town: One is that it was located halfway between Pennsylvania and a series of salt wells along the Kanawha River upstream of Charleston; the other is that it is located midway between the source and the mouth of Middle Island Creek, which flows through the town.

The Tyler County Courthouse and Jail is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Middlebourne is located at 39°29′38″N 80°54′21″W / 39.49389°N 80.90583°W / 39.49389; -80.90583 (39.493966, -80.905751).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), of which, 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and cold winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Middlebourne has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Cfd" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 247
1870 182 −26.3%
1880 241 32.4%
1900 403
1910 540 34.0%
1920 929 72.0%
1930 769 −17.2%
1940 733 −4.7%
1950 741 1.1%
1960 711 −4.0%
1970 814 14.5%
1980 941 15.6%
1990 922 −2.0%
2000 870 −5.6%
2010 815 −6.3%
Est. 2015 790 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 815 people, 360 households, and 228 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,263.9 inhabitants per square mile (874.1/km2). There were 405 housing units at an average density of 1,125.0 per square mile (434.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.3% White and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 360 households of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.7% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the town was 42.5 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 29% were from 45 to 64; and 18% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 870 people, 370 households, and 247 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,320.0 inhabitants per square mile (907.9/km²). There were 402 housing units at an average density of 1,072.0 per square mile (419.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.54% White, and 0.46% from two or more races.

There were 370 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $128,704, and the median income for a family was $40,893. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,673. About 12.6% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.


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