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Whitesville, West Virginia
Whitesville
Whitesville
Location of Whitesville in Boone County, West Virginia.
Location of Whitesville in Boone County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Boone
Area
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.86 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
837 ft (255 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 514
 • Estimate 
(2019)
427
 • Density 1,390.88/sq mi (536.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25209
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-86836
GNIS feature ID 1555976

Whitesville is a town and former coal town in Boone County, West Virginia, United States, along the Big Coal River. The population was 514 at the 2010 census. Whitesville was incorporated on August 15, 1935 by the Boone County Circuit Court. The town derives its name from B. W. White, a pioneer settler. Whitesville was formerly known as Jarrold's Valley and Pritchard City.

Geography

Whitesville is located at 37°58′53″N 81°32′03″W / 37.981297°N 81.534055°W / 37.981297; -81.534055 (37.981297, -81.534055).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), of which, 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 942
1950 1,017 8.0%
1960 774 −23.9%
1970 781 0.9%
1980 689 −11.8%
1990 486 −29.5%
2000 520 7.0%
2010 514 −1.2%
Est. 2019 427 −16.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 514 people, 247 households, and 125 families living in the town. The population density was 1,658.1 inhabitants per square mile (640.2/km2). There were 304 housing units at an average density of 980.6 per square mile (378.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.1% White, 0.2% African American, and 1.8% from two or more races.

There were 247 households, of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 49.4% were non-families. 44.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the town was 42.5 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

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