Peterstown, West Virginia

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Peterstown is a town in Monroe County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 499 at the 2000 census.

The town is the site of the 1928 discovery of the 34.48 carat (6.896 g) Jones Diamond by Grover C. Jones and his son, William "Punch" Jones.


Peterstown is located at 37°23′55″N 80°47′42″W / 37.398638°N 80.795102°W / 37.398638; -80.795102 (37.398638, -80.795102).[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 499 people, 253 households, and 138 families residing in the town. The population density was 602.1/km2 (1,576.6/mi2). There were 276 housing units at an average density of 333.0/km2 (872.0/mi2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.40% White, 0.20% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 253 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.1% were non-families. 42.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,036, and the median income for a family was $32,250. Males had a median income of $38,542 versus $20,577 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,964. About 13.3% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.7% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.


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