Rupert, West Virginia

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Rupert is a town in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 940 at the 2000 census.



Rupert is located at 37°57′52″N 80°41′17″W / 37.96444°N 80.68806°W / 37.96444; -80.68806 (37.964413, -80.688171)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 940 people, 402 households, and 254 families residing in the town. The population density was 471.3/km² (1,214.9/mi²). There were 482 housing units at an average density of 241.7/km² (623.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.34% White, 1.28% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.21% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 402 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,250, and the median income for a family was $26,932. Males had a median income of $20,662 versus $17,159 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,554. About 19.9% of families and 25.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.8% of those under age 18 and 20.1% of those age 65 or over.


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