Harrisville, West Virginia

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Harrisville is a town in Ritchie County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,842 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Ritchie County[3]. The town is home to historic Berdine's Five and Dime.


Harrisville is located at 39°12′36″N 81°3′3″W / 39.21°N 81.05083°W / 39.21; -81.05083 (39.209866, -81.050917)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.2 km² (1.6 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,842 people, 780 households, and 516 families residing in the town. The population density was 433.7/km² (1,120.0/mi²). There were 889 housing units at an average density of 209.3/km² (540.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.59% White, 0.05% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 780 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $38,083. Males had a median income of $27,200 versus $20,040 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,158. About 17.5% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.6% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.



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