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Westover, West Virginia

Westover, West Virginia
City
Location of Westover, West Virginia
Location of Westover, West Virginia
Coordinates:
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Monongalia
Area[1]
 • Total 1.51 sq mi (3.91 km2)
 • Land 1.51 sq mi (3.91 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 945 ft (288 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,983
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 4,103
 • Density 2,637.7/sq mi (1,018.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 26501-26502
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-85996[4]
GNIS feature ID 1555960[5]

Westover is a city in Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • References 4

History

Westover was named from its location over the river from Morgantown.[6] Westover was incorporated on October 12, 1911. Westover expanded from its original area to include Riverside on November 27, 1945, Morgan Heights, Fairmor and Maple Grove on November 22, 1947; and the area in which Westover Park was built on March 10, 1955.

Geography

Westover is located at (39.635095, -79.974382).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.51 square miles (3.91 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,983 people, 1,845 households, and 990 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,637.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,018.4/km2). There were 2,016 housing units at an average density of 1,335.1 per square mile (515.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.2% White, 4.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 1,845 households of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.0% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.3% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 17.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,941 people, 1,807 households, and 1,004 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,995.5 people per square mile (1,152.7/km²). There were 1,983 housing units at an average density of 1,507.2 per square mile (580.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.58% White, 3.48% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 1,807 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,659, and the median income for a family was $43,469. Males had a median income of $29,355 versus $21,672 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,199. About 10.0% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.3% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ Capace, Nancy (1999). Encyclopedia of West Virginia. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 198.  
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
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