Oak Hill, West Virginia

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Oak Hill is a city in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States and is the primary city within the Oak Hill, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area. The micropolitan area is also included in the Beckley-Oak Hill, WV Combined Statistical Area. The population was 7,589 at the 2000 census. Country singer Hank Williams was discovered to be dead while the car in which he was a passenger was stopped in Oak Hill, and Oak Hill is generally accepted to be his place of death.

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Geography

Oak Hill is located at 37°58′58″N 81°8′43″W / 37.98278°N 81.14528°W / 37.98278; -81.14528 (37.982775, -81.145334)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.5 km²), all of it land.

History

Oak Hill was settled in 1820.[4] It was incorporated as a town in 1905 [5].

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,589 people, 3,297 households, and 2,123 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,570.9 people per square mile (606.7/km²). There were 3,619 housing units at an average density of 749.1/sq mi (289.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.02% White, 4.80% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

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