Pea Ridge, West Virginia

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Pea Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cabell County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 6,363 at the 2000 census.

Pea Ridge is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.

Geography

Pea Ridge is located at 38°24′56″N 82°19′17″W / 38.41556°N 82.32139°W / 38.41556; -82.32139 (38.415668, -82.321367)[3]. It is a suburban community to nearby Huntington, WV. Most of the residents of Pea Ridge either work or have retired from employers located in Huntington. Pea Ridge is named after a ridge south of the Guyan River just south of Huntington. It is centered around the road that bears the same name. When U.S. Route 60 was moved and widened to four lanes in the early 1960's, Pea Ridge Road, which was then U.S. Route 60 was divided into two sections by the new replacement. Pea Ridge Road is now divided into East and West sections.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.1 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.13%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,363 people, 2,814 households, and 1,820 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,756.2 people per square mile (1,063.5/km²). There were 3,046 housing units at an average density of 1,319.4/sq mi (509.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.58% White, 1.62% African American, 0.24% Native American, 2.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 2,814 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.80.

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