Pax, West Virginia

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Pax is a town in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 174 at the 2000 census.


Pax is located at 37°54′40″N 81°15′55″W / 37.91111°N 81.26528°W / 37.91111; -81.26528 (37.911042, -81.265224)[3].

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 174 people, 78 households, and 49 families residing in the town. The population density was 209.9/km² (551.5/mi²). There were 97 housing units at an average density of 117.0/km² (307.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.70% White, 1.15% African American, and 1.15% from two or more races.

There were 78 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,746. About 4.3% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 16.7% of those sixty five or over.


Montgomery‡ | Mount Hope | Oak Hill | Smithers

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

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