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War, West Virginia
West Virginia's most southern city
Location of War in McDowell County, West Virginia.
|• Total||0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)|
|• Land||0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)|
|Elevation||1,342 ft (409 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||768.80/sq mi (296.85/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1555916|
War is a city in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 862 at the 2010 census. War was incorporated in 1920 by the Circuit Court of McDowell County. Its name is derived from War Creek, whose confluence with Dry Fork is located within the city. War is the only place in the United States with this name. War was formerly known as Miner's City. It is also known for being a setting in the movie October Sky; as writer Homer Hickam's Big Creek High School.
War is located at(37.301140, −81.684031).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.92 square miles (2.38 km2), of which, 0.89 square miles (2.31 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 862 people, 373 households, and 243 families living in the city. The population density was 968.5 inhabitants per square mile (373.9/km2). There were 436 housing units at an average density of 489.9 per square mile (189.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.7% White, 3.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 373 households, of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.5% 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 2.78.
The median age in the city was 44.7 years. 19.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 30.2% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.
Companies based in War include War Telephone.
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