Oakvale, West Virginia

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Oakvale is a town in Mercer County, West Virginia, along the East River. The population was 142 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Bluefield, WV-VA micropolitan area which has a population of 107,578.



Oakvale is located at 37°19′56″N 80°58′8″W / 37.33222°N 80.96889°W / 37.33222; -80.96889 (37.332163, -80.968802)[3].

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


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 142 people, 58 households, and 45 families residing in the town. The population density was 127.5/km² (332.2/mi²). There were 65 housing units at an average density of 58.4/km² (152.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.89% White, 1.41% African American, and 0.70% from two or more races.

There were 58 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,593. There were 9.5% of families and 19.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 16.0% of under eighteens and 25.0% of those over 64. Wal-mart is the major employer and business.

See also


Bluefield | Princeton

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