Kimball, West Virginia

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Kimball is a town in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 411 at the 2000 census.

Kimball was incorporated in 1911 and named for Frederick J. Kimball, who was a president of the Norfolk and Western Railway. Kimball was the site of the first war memorial building erected in memory of the African-American veterans of World War I.[3]



Kimball is located at 37°25′39″N 81°30′24″W / 37.427496°N 81.506750°W / 37.427496; -81.506750 (37.427496, -81.506750).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 411 people, 166 households, and 107 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,578.6 inhabitants per square mile (609.5 /km2). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 894.9 per square mile (345.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 34.06% White, 63.26% African American, 0.24% Pacific Islander, and 2.43% from two or more races.

There were 166 households out of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.1% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 18.2% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 72.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 62.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,333, and the median income for a family was $21,429. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,269. About 23.6% of families and 33.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.1% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.

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