Iaeger, West Virginia

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Iaeger is a town in McDowell County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 358 at the 2000 census. Iaeger was incorporated in 1917 and named for Colonel William G. W. Iaeger, whose son, Dr. William R. Iaeger, had a plat of the present town made about the year 1885.



Iaeger is located at 37°28′1″N 81°48′31″W / 37.46694°N 81.80861°W / 37.46694; -81.80861 (37.466932, -81.808541)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 358 people, 167 households, and 106 families residing in the town. The population density was 435.4 inhabitants per square mile (168.1 /km2). There were 216 housing units at an average density of 262.7 per square mile (101.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.37% White, 2.51% African American, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 167 households out of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the town the population was spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 79.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $14,886, and the median income for a family was $21,250. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $35,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,263. About 29.0% of families and 32.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 29.3% of those age 65 or over.


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