Paden City, West Virginia

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Paden City, West Virginia
Location of Paden City in Tyler County, West Virginia.
Location of Paden City in Tyler County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 39°36′13″N 80°56′1″W / 39.60361°N 80.93361°W / 39.60361; -80.93361Coordinates: 39°36′13″N 80°56′1″W / 39.60361°N 80.93361°W / 39.60361; -80.93361
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountiesWetzel, Tyler
Area
 • Total0.84 sq mi (2.19 km2)
 • Land0.84 sq mi (2.19 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
659 ft (201 m)
Population
 • Total2,633
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
2,389
 • Density2,827.22/sq mi (1,091.02/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26159
Area code(s)304
FIPS code54-61636[4]
GNIS feature ID1555291[5]

Paden City is a city in Tyler and Wetzel Counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia, along the Ohio River. It was founded in 1903. The population was 2,633 at the 2010 census.

The town was named after Obediah Paden, a local pioneer.[6]

Geography[edit]

Paden City is located at 39°36′13″N 80°56′1″W / 39.60361°N 80.93361°W / 39.60361; -80.93361 (39.603571, -80.933683).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.20 km2), all of it land.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19201,705
19302,28133.8%
19402,215−2.9%
19502,58816.8%
19603,13721.2%
19703,67417.1%
19803,671−0.1%
19902,862−22.0%
20002,860−0.1%
20102,633−7.9%
Est. 20182,389[3]−9.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census there were 2,633 people, 1,143 households, and 775 families living in the city. The population density was 3,097.6 inhabitants per square mile (1,196.0/km2). There were 1,267 housing units at an average density of 1,490.6 per square mile (575.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5%.[2]

Of the 1,143 households 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 27.9% of households were one person and 15% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age was 44.9 years. 20% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 2,860 people, 1,183 households, and 843 families living in the city. The population density was 3,228.4 people per square mile (1,240.7/km²). There were 1,300 housing units at an average density of 1,467.5 per square mile (564.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.34% White, 0.10% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% Asian, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49%.[4]

Of the 1,183 households 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 26.0% of households were one person and 15.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.86.

The age distribution was 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% 65 or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median household income was $32,940 and the median family income was $38,510. Males had a median income of $37,460 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,498. About 12.8% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.7% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Feb 16, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-24.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 467.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2013-01-24.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.