Culloden, West Virginia

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Culloden is a census-designated place (CDP) in West Virginia. Most of Culloden is in Cabell County, with the remainder in Putnam County. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 2,940 (2,475 in Cabell County, 465 in Putnam County). The Cabell County portion of Culloden is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Putnam County portion is considered part of the Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The community was named by L. R. White, who lost a leg while working for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. White was asked to name the town upon the establishment of its post office and train station; he suggested "Culloden" because there were so few places with that name in the United States.[3]


Culloden is located at 38°25′6″N 82°4′4″W / 38.41833°N 82.06778°W / 38.41833; -82.06778 (38.418238, -82.067883)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Culloden CDP has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²) of it is land and 0.27% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,940 people, 1,177 households, and 894 families residing in the community. The population density was 796.8 people per square mile (307.6/km²). There were 1,249 housing units at an average density of 338.5/sq mi (130.7/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 98.84% White, 0.31% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 1,177 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.87.

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