Capon Bridge, West Virginia

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Capon Bridge is a town located in eastern Hampshire County, West Virginia along the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50), approximately twenty miles west of Winchester, Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 2,178[3], 200 of which live within the town limits. Originally known as Glencoe, Capon Bridge was incorporated in 1902 by the Hampshire County Circuit Court. It is named because of the construction of the bridge over the Cacapon River at that place, the name of the river being derived from the Shawnee, "Cape-cape-de-hon", meaning "river of medicine water."



Capon Bridge is located at 39°17′54″N 78°26′12″W / 39.29833°N 78.43667°W / 39.29833; -78.43667 (39.298405, -78.436797)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 km² (0.6 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 200 people, 91 households, and 56 families residing in the town. The population density was 137.9/km² (354.1/mi²). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 75.8/km² (194.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.50% White, 1.00% African American, and 0.50% from two or more races.

There were 91 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% 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 2.65.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.3 males.

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