Ceredo, West Virginia

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Ceredo is a city in Wayne County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. The population was 1,675 at the 2000 census. Ceredo is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.

The city is also near the location of the Southern Airways Flight 932 aviation disaster. On November 14, 1970, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 airplane carrying the Marshall University football team crashed on a hillside on approach to the Tri-State Airport, killing all on board. A movie about the tragedy, We Are Marshall, was released in 2006.



Ceredo is located at 38°23′36″N 82°33′37″W / 38.39333°N 82.56028°W / 38.39333; -82.56028 (38.393406, -82.560246)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.5 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (33.66%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,675 people, 821 households, and 466 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,246.5 people per square mile (482.6/km²). There were 888 housing units at an average density of 660.8/sq mi (255.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.73% White, 0.06% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

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