Tunnelton, West Virginia

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Tunnelton is a town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 336 at the 2000 census.


Tunnelton is located at 39°23′42″N 79°44′47″W / 39.395000°N 79.746438°W / 39.395000; -79.746438 (39.395000, -79.746438).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 km2 (0.4 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 336 people, 130 households, and 86 families residing in the town. The population density was 341.4/km2 (893.5/mi2). There were 143 housing units at an average density of 145.3/km2 (380.3/mi2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 130 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,125, and the median income for a family was $19,625. Males had a median income of $19,063 versus $13,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,978. About 27.1% of families and 35.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.0% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.



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