Tornado, West Virginia

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Tornado is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) comprising the populated places of Tornado and Upper Falls. Located in Kanawha County, it had a population of 1,111 in the 2000 Census. The ZIP Code is 25202.

The Tornado CDP has been subsumed by the new and much larger Upper Falls CDP for the 2010 decennial Census.



Tornado is located at 38°20′30″N 81°50′58″W / 38.34167°N 81.84944°W / 38.34167; -81.84944 (38.341801, -81.849474)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Tornado CDP has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.5 km²), of which, 3.6 square miles (9.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.17%) is water.


As of the Census[1] of 2000, there were 1,111 people, 419 households, and 330 families residing in the community. The population density was 309.0 people per square mile (119.2/km²). There were 437 housing units at an average density of 121.6/sq mi (46.9/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 97.21% White, 0.36% African American, 0.27% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 419 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.01.

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