Sylvester, West Virginia

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Sylvester is a town in Boone County, West Virginia, United States, along the Big Coal River. The population was 195 at the 2000 census. Sylvester was incorporated on April 11, 1952 by the Boone County Circuit Court.

Geography

Sylvester is located at 38°0′37″N 81°33′35″W / 38.01028°N 81.55972°W / 38.01028; -81.55972 (38.010370, -81.559626)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²). 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is land and 3.85% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 195 people, 84 households, and 66 families residing in the town. The population density was 289.6/km² (761.4/mi²). There were 94 housing units at an average density of 139.6/km² (367.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.46% White, 1.03% African American, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 84 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $47,000. Males had a median income of $41,667 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,420. About 10.7% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 3.9% of those sixty five or over.

References

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Danville | Sylvester | Whitesville

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