Flemington, West Virginia

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Flemington is a town in Taylor County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 287 at the 2000 census. Flemington was incorporated in 1922 by Circuit Court, and named for James Fleming, an early settler in the area originally from Hampshire County.



Flemington is located at 39°16′0″N 80°7′46″W / 39.266667°N 80.12944°W / 39.266667; -80.12944 (39.266749, -80.129378),[3] along Simpson Creek.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 287 people, 108 households, and 77 families residing in the town. The population density was 369.4/km² (943.5/mi²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 150.6/km² (384.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.26% White, 1.05% African American, 0.35% Native American, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.

There were 108 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 108.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,917, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,540. About 22.7% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.5% of those sixty five or over.

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