Warfield, Kentucky

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Warfield is a city in Martin County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 284 at the 2000 census.



The city of Warfield developed in the early 1850's after a salt works plant was established by George Rogers Clark Floyd and John Warfield of Virginia. The post office was established on April 15, 1856 and was named after the latter of the two men. Floyd further developed the city as the shipping point for his coal mine, the first to open in future Martin County. Warfield served as the county seat from 1870 to 1873, when it was moved to Inez.[1]


Warfield is located at 37°50′34″N 82°25′15″W / 37.84278°N 82.42083°W / 37.84278; -82.42083 (37.842799, -82.420766)[2]. The town lies along the Tug Fork River, which is the boundary between Kentucky and West Virginia.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 284 people, 120 households, and 78 families residing in the city. The population density was 300.1 people per square mile (115.4/km²). There were 153 housing units at an average density of 161.7/sq mi (62.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

There were 120 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

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