Teays Valley, West Virginia

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Teays Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States. The place is divided into the two districts of Teays Valley and Scott Depot[3]. The population was 12,704 at the 2000 census.



Teays Valley is located at 38°26′50″N 81°56′14″W / 38.44722°N 81.93722°W / 38.44722; -81.93722 (38.447204, -81.937324)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.2 km²), of which, 7.3 square miles (19.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.08%) is water.

The valley referred to by "Teays Valley" is a portion of the remains of the pre-glacial Teays River. Today, the valley's water is shed through a number of creeks which empty into the Kanawha and Mud rivers.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12,704 people, 4,789 households, and 3,749 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,730.0 people per square mile (668.3/km²). There were 5,062 housing units at an average density of 689.3/sq mi (266.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.39% White, 0.94% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.59% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.77% of the population.

There were 4,789 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.00.

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