Meadow Bridge, West Virginia

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Meadow Bridge is a town in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 321 at the 2000 census. Historically, the town was also known as Beelick Knob, a coal mining operation.

Geography

Meadow Bridge is located at 37°51′45″N 80°51′19″W / 37.8625°N 80.85528°W / 37.8625; -80.85528 (37.862399, -80.855169)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 km² (0.4 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 321 people, 136 households, and 93 families residing in the town. The population density was 302.3/km² (791.3/mi²). There were 175 housing units at an average density of 164.8/km² (431.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 136 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 76.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,194, and the median income for a family was $27,000. Males had a median income of $24,444 versus $14,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,526. About 15.7% of families and 24.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.5% of those under age 18 and 22.0% of those age 65 or over.

References

Montgomery‡ | Mount Hope | Oak Hill | Smithers

Ansted | Fayetteville | Gauley Bridge | Meadow Bridge | Pax | Thurmond

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