Blennerhassett, West Virginia

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Blennerhassett is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wood County, West Virginia, United States. It is part of the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,225 at the 2000 census.



This community is named after Blennerhassett Island, an island in the Ohio River near the area. The island got its name from the owner of the island in the 19th century: Harman Blennerhassett, an Irish immigrant to the United States.


Blennerhassett is located at 39°15′15″N 81°37′25″W / 39.25417°N 81.62361°W / 39.25417; -81.62361 (39.254298, -81.623522)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13.0 km²), all of it land.


At the 2000 census[1], there were 3,225 people, 1,227 households and 996 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 643.8 per square mile (248.5/km²). There were 1,271 housing units at an average density of 253.7/sq mi (98.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.45% White, 0.56% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.50% Asian, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 1,227 households of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.91.

Age distribution was 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

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