Pax, West Virginia facts for kids
|Pax, West Virginia|
Location of Pax, West Virginia
|• Total||0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)|
|• Land||0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,644 ft (501 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||167|
|• Density||556.7/sq mi (214.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1555318|
The community most likely derives its name from nearby Packs Branch creek.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 167 people, 78 households, and 45 families residing in the town. The population density was 556.7 inhabitants per square mile (214.9/km2). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 340.0 per square mile (131.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.
There were 78 households of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.3% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.73.
The median age in the town was 41.8 years. 18.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 19.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 199 people, 81 households, and 49 families residing in the town. The population density was 551.5 inhabitants per square mile (209.9/km²). There were 97 housing units at an average density of 307.5 per square mile (117.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.70% White, 1.15% African American, and 1.15% from two or more races.
There were 78 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the town, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,746. About 4.3% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 16.7% of those sixty five or over.
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