Moundsville, West Virginia

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Moundsville, West Virginia
City
Jefferson Avenue in downtown Moundsville in 2006
Jefferson Avenue in downtown Moundsville in 2006
Location of Moundsville, West Virginia
Location of Moundsville, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°55′17″N 80°44′22″W / 39.92139°N 80.73944°W / 39.92139; -80.73944Coordinates: 39°55′17″N 80°44′22″W / 39.92139°N 80.73944°W / 39.92139; -80.73944
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyMarshall
Area[1]
 • Total3.36 sq mi (8.70 km2)
 • Land2.91 sq mi (7.54 km2)
 • Water0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
Elevation696 ft (212 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total9,318
 • Estimate (2012[3])9,173
 • Density3,202.1/sq mi (1,236.3/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code26041
Area code(s)304
FIPS code54-56020
GNIS feature ID1543607[4]
Websitehttp://www.cityofmoundsville.com/
 
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Moundsville, West Virginia
City
Jefferson Avenue in downtown Moundsville in 2006
Jefferson Avenue in downtown Moundsville in 2006
Location of Moundsville, West Virginia
Location of Moundsville, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°55′17″N 80°44′22″W / 39.92139°N 80.73944°W / 39.92139; -80.73944Coordinates: 39°55′17″N 80°44′22″W / 39.92139°N 80.73944°W / 39.92139; -80.73944
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyMarshall
Area[1]
 • Total3.36 sq mi (8.70 km2)
 • Land2.91 sq mi (7.54 km2)
 • Water0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
Elevation696 ft (212 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total9,318
 • Estimate (2012[3])9,173
 • Density3,202.1/sq mi (1,236.3/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code26041
Area code(s)304
FIPS code54-56020
GNIS feature ID1543607[4]
Websitehttp://www.cityofmoundsville.com/

Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. It is part of the Wheeling Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 9,318 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Marshall County[5]. The city was named for the Grave Creek Mound.[6] Moundsville was settled in 1771 by Samuel & James Tomlinson. (Elizabethtown, as Tomlinson's community was called, was incorporated in 1830. Nearby, the town of Mound City was incorporated in 1832. (The two towns combined in 1865.) [7] Fostoria Glass Company (specializing in hand blown glassworks) was headquartered in Moundsville from 1891 to 1986. The retired West Virginia State Penitentiary operated in Moundsville from 1867 to 1995.[8]

Geography[edit]

Moundsville is located at 39°55′17″N 80°44′22″W / 39.92139°N 80.73944°W / 39.92139; -80.73944 (39.921490, -80.739368)[9].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.36 square miles (8.70 km2), of which, 2.91 square miles (7.54 km2) is land and 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850445
186051515.7%
18701,500191.3%
18801,77418.3%
18902,68851.5%
19005,36299.5%
19108,91866.3%
192010,66919.6%
193014,41135.1%
194014,168−1.7%
195014,7724.3%
196015,1632.6%
197013,560−10.6%
198012,419−8.4%
199010,753−13.4%
20009,998−7.0%
20109,318−6.8%
Est. 20129,173−1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2012 Estimate[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 9,318 people, 4,016 households, and 2,445 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,202.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,236.3 /km2). There were 4,458 housing units at an average density of 1,532.0 per square mile (591.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 4,016 households of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 45.2 years. 19.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 30.1% were from 45 to 64; and 20.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,998 people, 4,122 households, and 2,662 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,399.0 people per square mile (1,313.0/km²). There were 4,461 housing units at an average density of 1,516.6 per square mile (585.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.13% White, 0.73% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

There were 4,122 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,107, and the median income for a family was $30,534. Males had a median income of $26,242 versus $19,348 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,997. About 18.1% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.2% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Moundsville has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[12]

Climate data for Moundsville, West Virginia
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)4
(39)
6
(42)
12
(53)
19
(66)
24
(75)
28
(82)
30
(86)
29
(85)
26
(78)
19
(67)
13
(55)
6
(43)
18
(64.3)
Average low °C (°F)−7
(20)
−6
(22)
−1
(30)
4
(39)
9
(49)
14
(58)
17
(62)
16
(61)
12
(54)
6
(42)
1
(34)
−3
(26)
5.2
(41.4)
Precipitation cm (inches)8
(3)
5.8
(2.3)
8.6
(3.4)
9.1
(3.6)
10.9
(4.3)
11.2
(4.4)
10.9
(4.3)
10
(4)
8.1
(3.2)
6.9
(2.7)
8.6
(3.4)
7.9
(3.1)
106
(41.7)
Source: Weatherbase [13]

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. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ Comins, Linda S. (2006). "Moundsville". In Ken Sullivan (ed.). The West Virginia Encyclopedia. Charleston, W.Va.: West Virginia Humanities Council. p. 505. ISBN 0-9778498-0-5. 
  7. ^ Marshall County Historical Society. History of Marshall County, West Virginia. Marceline, Mo., Walsworth, 1984. 975.416 M367m.
  8. ^ Bumgardner, Stan (2006). "Moundsville Penitentiary". In Ken Sullivan (ed.). The West Virginia Encyclopedia. Charleston, W.Va.: West Virginia Humanities Council. p. 505. ISBN 0-9778498-0-5. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Moundsville, West, Virginia
  13. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 14, 2013.

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