West Hamlin, West Virginia

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West Hamlin is a town in Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States, along the Guyandotte River. The population was 696 at the 2000 census.



West Hamlin is located at 38°17′8″N 82°11′31″W / 38.28556°N 82.19194°W / 38.28556; -82.19194 (38.285461, -82.191991)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 km² (0.6 mi²). 1.4 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (3.51%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 696 people, 305 households, and 190 families residing in the town. The population density was 497.6/km² (1,278.9/mi²). There were 335 housing units at an average density of 239.5/km² (615.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.14% White, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 305 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,250, and the median income for a family was $27,308. Males had a median income of $32,857 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,072. About 28.9% of families and 35.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.0% of those under age 18 and 31.5% of those age 65 or over.


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