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Quinwood, West Virginia
B&M Grocery, central Quinwood
Location of Quinwood in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
|• Total||0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)|
|• Land||0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||3,015 ft (919 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||760.12/sq mi (293.85/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1555428|
The community's name is an amalgamation of the names of its proprietors Quin Morton and W. S. Wood.
Quinwood is located at(38.058117, -80.704334).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2010 census there were 290 people, 118 households, and 92 families living in the town. The population density was 828.6 inhabitants per square mile (319.9/km2). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 434.3 per square mile (167.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.5% White, 1.0% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3%.
Of the 118 households 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.0% were non-families. 17.8% of households were one person and 6.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.66.
The median age in the town was 47 years. 18.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 32.5% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.4% male and 47.6% female.
With the elevation and location on a western facing slope, Quinwood can easily see significant amounts of snowfall when winds from the northwest carry moisture from the great lakes and ride up the mountains. This event is called orographic lift. Snowfall amounts over one foot are very common during these events. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy left 29 inches (74 cm) of snow in Quinwood.
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