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Summersville, West Virginia

Summersville, West Virginia
City
Broad Street (West Virginia Routes 39 and 41) in downtown Summersville in 2007
Broad Street (West Virginia Routes 39 and 41) in downtown Summersville in 2007
Location of Summersville, West Virginia
Location of Summersville, West Virginia
Coordinates:
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Nicholas
Area[1]
 • Total 4.26 sq mi (11.03 km2)
 • Land 4.22 sq mi (10.93 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 1,880 ft (573 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,572
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 3,570
 • Density 846.4/sq mi (326.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26651
Area code(s) 304, 681
FIPS code 54-77980[4]
GNIS feature ID 1547739[5]
The Nicholas County Courthouse in 2007.

Summersville is a city in Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 3,572 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Nicholas County.[6]

Summersville was named for Lewis Summers, a local judge.[7]

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Climate 1.1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Geography

Summersville is located at (38.283342, -80.844207).[8] It is located just north of the Gauley River which is famous for its challenging whitewater. The river is impounded by a large dam which creates Summersville Lake, creating flatwater recreation as well.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.26 square miles (11.03 km2), of which, 4.22 square miles (10.93 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[1]

Summersville is home to the annual Potato Festival.

Climate

The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Summersville has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.[9]

Demographics

The median income for a household in the town was $29,783, and the median income for a family was $43,314. Males had a median income of $33,633 versus $22,348 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,217. About 6.9% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,572 people, 1,640 households, and 974 families residing in the town. The population density was 846.4 inhabitants per square mile (326.8/km2). There were 1,761 housing units at an average density of 417.3 per square mile (161.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 1,640 households of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.6% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% 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 2.77.

The median age in the town was 43 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ Capace, Nancy (1999). Encyclopedia of West Virginia. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 192.  
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Summersville, West Virginia
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links

  • City of Summersville official website
  • Summersville Community TV
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