New Haven, West Virginia

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New Haven is a town in Mason County, West Virginia, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 1,559 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Point Pleasant, WV–OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

New Haven is located at 38°59′16″N 81°57′51″W / 38.98778°N 81.96417°W / 38.98778; -81.96417 (38.987786, -81.964089)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 km² (1.3 mi²). 2.8 km² (1.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (15.50%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,559 people, 671 households, and 462 families residing in the town. The population density was 552.2/km² (1,432.3/mi²). There were 728 housing units at an average density of 257.9/km² (668.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.65% White, 0.38% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.32% Asian, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 671 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,008, and the median income for a family was $36,719. Males had a median income of $40,556 versus $17,273 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,339. About 10.6% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

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