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Winfield, West Virginia

Winfield, West Virginia
Town
Sunrise over the Kanawha River in Winfield
Sunrise over the Kanawha River in Winfield
Location of Winfield, West Virginia
Location of Winfield, West Virginia
Coordinates:
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Putnam
Area[1]
 • Total 2.43 sq mi (6.29 km2)
 • Land 2.41 sq mi (6.24 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 600 ft (183 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,301
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,331
 • Density 954.8/sq mi (368.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25213
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-87988[4]
GNIS feature ID 1556008[5]
Winfield Lock and Dam on the Kanawha River at Winfield, West Virginia

Winfield is a town in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States, along the Kanawha River. The population was 2,301 at the 2010 census.[6] It is the county seat of Putnam County.[7]

Winfield is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000.[8]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Education 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Winfield was established on a 400-acre (160 ha) tract of land owned by Charles Brown. He established a ferry across the river in 1818. The first meeting of the county court was held at the home of Talleyrand P. Brown, in Winfield, on May 22, 1848. The town was incorporated on February 21, 1868, and named in honor of Winfield Scott, the commanding general of the U.S. Army during the Mexican–American War.

The James W. Hoge House, Putnam County Courthouse, and Winfield Toll Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[9][10]

Geography

Winfield is located at (38.534455, -81.892206).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.43 square miles (6.29 km2), of which, 2.41 square miles (6.24 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,301 people, 920 households, and 660 families residing in the town. The population density was 954.8 inhabitants per square mile (368.7/km2). There were 967 housing units at an average density of 401.2 per square mile (154.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.2% White, 1.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 920 households of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the town was 40.2 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 31% were from 45 to 64; and 11.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,858 people, 736 households, and 563 families residing in the town. The population density was 694.6 inhabitants per square mile (268.7/km²). There were 777 housing units at an average density of 290.5 per square mile (112.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.19% White, 0.22% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.22% Asian, and 0.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 736 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $51,023, and the median income for a family was $59,196. Males had a median income of $43,885 versus $29,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,564. About 4.5% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Putnam County Schools serves the city.

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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Winfield town, West Virginia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  8. ^ "Population statistics" (PDF). 
  9. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  10. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/12/11 through 12/16/11. National Park Service. 2011-12-23. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links

  • Town website
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