Beech Bottom, West Virginia

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Beech Bottom is a village in Brooke County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. It is part of the WeirtonSteubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 606 at the 2000 census.



Beech Bottom is located at 40°13′27″N 80°39′8″W / 40.22417°N 80.65222°W / 40.22417; -80.65222 (40.224276, -80.652181).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 606 people, 226 households, and 153 families residing in the village. The population density was 721.6 people per square mile (278.5/km²). There were 240 housing units at an average density of 285.8/sq mi (110.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.17% White, 0.17% Native American, and 0.66% from two or more races.

There were 226 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the village the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,393, and the median income for a family was $38,281. Males had a median income of $30,455 versus $20,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,455. About 12.7% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

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