Delbarton, West Virginia

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Delbarton is a town in Mingo County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 474 at the 2000 census. Delbarton was incorporated September 6, 1946 by the Mingo County Circuit Court. The name Delbarton comes from the New Jersey country estate of one of the officials of the United Thacker Land Company. The town is located in the heart of the richest coal area of the state.



Delbarton is located at 37°42′31″N 82°11′2″W / 37.70861°N 82.18389°W / 37.70861; -82.18389 (37.708528, -82.183897)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.1 km² (2.0 mi²). 5.1 km² (2.0 mi²) of it is land, and a negligible portion (less than one percent) of the area is covered with water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 474 people, 190 households, and 125 families residing in the town. The population density was 92.4/km² (239.8/mi²). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 46.6/km² (120.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.31% White, 0.21% African American, 0.63% Native American, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 190 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% 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 3.17.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $26,625. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,237. Although Delbarton is located in the heart of the richest coal area of West Virginia, about 30.1% of families and 34.3% of the population live below the poverty line, including 48.8% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

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