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Mineral Wells, West Virginia
CDP
Location of Mineralwells, West Virginia
Location of Mineralwells, West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wood
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 663 ft (202 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,950
 • Density 1,300/sq mi (488/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 26120, 26121, 26150
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-54580
GNIS feature ID 1543436

Mineralwells, also known as Mineral Wells, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wood County, West Virginia, United States. It is part of the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,950 at the 2010 census.

The United States Census Bureau calls the community Mineralwells, although the United States Postal Service renamed the community's post office in the late 1990s to Mineral Wells.

Mayor: Joshua Bennett (Self Proclaimed since 2009)

Sheriff/ Executioner: Alex Conger

Judge: The Honorable Phil Bonner

City Paranormal Investigator: Kayla Hendershot

Geography

Mineralwells is located at 39°10′44″N 81°30′37″W / 39.17889°N 81.51028°W / 39.17889; -81.51028 (39.178764, -81.510242), south of the Little Kanawha River, along Tygart Creek.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,860 people, 674 households, and 552 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,171.8 people per square mile (451.7/km²). There were 708 housing units at an average density of 446.0/sq mi (171.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.71% White, 0.16% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

There were 674 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,083, and the median income for a family was $44,188. Males had a median income of $39,609 versus $22,026 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,100. About 4.2% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


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