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Mill Creek, West Virginia
Location of Mill Creek in Randolph County, West Virginia.
Location of Mill Creek in Randolph County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 38°43′54″N 79°58′20″W / 38.73167°N 79.97222°W / 38.73167; -79.97222Coordinates: 38°43′54″N 79°58′20″W / 38.73167°N 79.97222°W / 38.73167; -79.97222
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Randolph
Area
 • Total 0.46 sq mi (1.18 km2)
 • Land 0.46 sq mi (1.18 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,044 ft (623 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 724
 • Estimate 
(2019)
691
 • Density 1,512.04/sq mi (584.39/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26280
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-54100
GNIS feature ID 1552100

Mill Creek is a town in Randolph County, West Virginia, United States, along the Tygart Valley River. The population was 724 at the 2010 census.

The town takes its name from nearby Mill Creek.

Geography

Mill Creek is located at 38°43′54″N 79°58′20″W / 38.731748°N 79.972279°W / 38.731748; -79.972279 (38.731748, -79.972279).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.19 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 740
1920 762 3.0%
1930 723 −5.1%
1940 732 1.2%
1950 800 9.3%
1960 817 2.1%
1970 800 −2.1%
1980 801 0.1%
1990 685 −14.5%
2000 662 −3.4%
2010 724 9.4%
2019 (est.) 691 −4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 724 people, 287 households, and 204 families living in the town. The population density was 1,573.9 inhabitants per square mile (607.7/km2). There were 334 housing units at an average density of 726.1 per square mile (280.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6%.

Of the 287 households 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 25.1% of households were one person and 12.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the town was 41.5 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 18.9% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Education

Local schools include Tygarts Valley Middle/High School and George Ward Elementary School.

Tygarts Valley High School[1] opened circa 1923. Additions such as the gymnasium and the annex were added throughout the 1950s and 1970s. The old section of the school was partially torn down to one story and annexed with a new section in 2001. The school is currently serving 580 students (including both middle and high school), and is run by approximately 40 faculty members and 11 supported personnel. TVHS's colors are red and white, and they have a bulldog mascot. The school is currently run by former gym teacher Steve Wamsley (as of 2007), taking over from the previous principal, Wilbert Smith.

Notable person

  • George W. Maher - early 20th century Prairie School style architect
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