Bruceton Mills, West Virginia

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Bruceton Mills is a town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States along Big Sandy Creek. The population was 74 at the 2000 census. An early settler, John M. Hoffman, named this community for his stepfather, George Bruce, who claimed direct descendance from Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland. The post office existed in 1870. Bruceton Mills is the only place in the United States with this name.

Geography

Bruceton Mills is located at 39°39′33″N 79°38′26″W / 39.65917°N 79.64056°W / 39.65917; -79.64056 (39.659111, -79.640693)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 74 people, 39 households, and 20 families residing in the town. The population density was 476.2/km² (1,334.0/mi²). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 283.1/km² (793.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 39 households out of which 15.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. 43.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90 and the average family size was 2.62.

In the town the population was spread out with 10.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 36.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 80.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $38,333. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,369. There were no families and 6.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 22.2% of those over 64.

References

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