Falling Spring, West Virginia

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Falling Spring (also called Renick)[2] is a town in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 209 at the 2000 census.

The post office that serves the community is called Renick, rather than Falling Spring; its ZIP Code is 24966.[3]


Falling Spring is located at 37°59′28″N 80°21′19″W / 37.99111°N 80.35528°W / 37.99111; -80.35528 (37.991232, -80.355182)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 mi² (1.4 km²). 0.5 mi² (1.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 mi² (0.1 km²) of it (3.77%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 209 people, 85 households, and 57 families residing in the town. The population density was 411.1 people per square mile (158.2/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 222.2/mi² (85.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 85 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,469, and the median income for a family was $25,750. Males had a median income of $23,500 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,721. About 23.6% of families and 24.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.1% of those sixty five or over.


Lewisburg | Ronceverte | White Sulphur Springs

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