Leon, West Virginia

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Leon, West Virginia
Town
Location of Leon, West Virginia
Location of Leon, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°44′58″N 81°57′29″W / 38.74944°N 81.95806°W / 38.74944; -81.95806Coordinates: 38°44′58″N 81°57′29″W / 38.74944°N 81.95806°W / 38.74944; -81.95806
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyMason
Area[1]
 • Total0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation568 ft (173 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total158
 • Estimate (2012[3])157
 • Density493.8/sq mi (190.7/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code25123
Area code(s)304
FIPS code54-46300[4]
GNIS feature ID1541786[5]
 
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Leon, West Virginia
Town
Location of Leon, West Virginia
Location of Leon, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°44′58″N 81°57′29″W / 38.74944°N 81.95806°W / 38.74944; -81.95806Coordinates: 38°44′58″N 81°57′29″W / 38.74944°N 81.95806°W / 38.74944; -81.95806
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyMason
Area[1]
 • Total0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation568 ft (173 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total158
 • Estimate (2012[3])157
 • Density493.8/sq mi (190.7/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code25123
Area code(s)304
FIPS code54-46300[4]
GNIS feature ID1541786[5]

Leon is a town in Mason County, West Virginia, United States, along the Kanawha River. The population was 158 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Point Pleasant, WV–OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The Gen. John McCausland House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and the boundary expanded in 2000.[6]

Geography[edit]

Leon is located at 38°44′58″N 81°57′29″W / 38.74944°N 81.95806°W / 38.74944; -81.95806 (38.749501, -81.958135).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), of which, 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 158 people, 61 households, and 46 families residing in the town. The population density was 493.8 inhabitants per square mile (190.7/km2). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 240.6 per square mile (92.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.1% White, 0.6% African American, and 1.3% from two or more races.

There were 61 households of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.6% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the town was 43.6 years. 15.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.8% were from 25 to 44; 21% were from 45 to 64; and 24.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 132 people, 60 households, and 40 families residing in the town. The population density was 385.7 inhabitants per square mile (149.9/km²). There were 73 housing units at an average density of 213.3 per square mile (82.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 60 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.2% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,429, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $11,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,381. There were 16.7% of families and 12.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 9.4% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.