Worthington, West Virginia

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Worthington is a town in Marion County, West Virginia, in the United States. The population was 170 at the 2000 census. Worthington was incorporated in 1893 and named for Colonel George Worthington, an early settler.[3]



Worthington is located at 39°27′6″N 80°15′46″W / 39.45167°N 80.26278°W / 39.45167; -80.26278 (39.451617, -80.262755),[4] along the West Fork River.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 km² (0.6 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 170 people, 76 households, and 48 families residing in the town. The population density was 115.2/km² (296.2/mi²). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 63.0/km² (162.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.41% White, and 0.59% from two or more races.

There were 76 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $24,750 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,490. About 10.2% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Distinguished Residents

Worthington is the town where producer and engineer Steve Allen was born and raised. In 2007 he named his company, Worthington Music Group, after his hometown. He started his career by interning at Square One Studio, a Nashville recording studio, in 1998. He later purchased Square One Studio in Nashville 2001.

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