Hundred, West Virginia

Hundred is a town in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 299 at the 2010 census. It was named for the fact that local resident Henry "Old Hundred" Church was a centenarian.[6] Hundred is the only place in the United States with this name.

Hundred, West Virginia
Cleveland Street houses
Cleveland Street houses
Location of Hundred in Wetzel County, West Virginia.
Location of Hundred in Wetzel County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 39°41′3″N 80°27′26″W / 39.68417°N 80.45722°W / 39.68417; -80.45722Coordinates: 39°41′3″N 80°27′26″W / 39.68417°N 80.45722°W / 39.68417; -80.45722
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyWetzel
Area
 • Total0.50 sq mi (1.30 km2)
 • Land0.50 sq mi (1.30 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,027 ft (313 m)
Population
 • Total299
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
268
 • Density533.86/sq mi (206.06/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26575
Area code(s)304
FIPS code54-39340[4]
GNIS feature ID1540584[5]
Sign in Hundred, WV

HistoryEdit

The community was named in honor of Henry Church, a local centenarian.[7]

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), all of it land.[8]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1900261
1910557113.4%
192071027.5%
193078811.0%
1940706−10.4%
1950587−16.9%
1960475−19.1%
19704750.0%
19804852.1%
1990386−20.4%
2000344−10.9%
2010299−13.1%
Est. 2018268[3]−10.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 censusEdit

At the 2010 census there were 299 people, 136 households, and 80 families living in the town. The population density was 598.0 inhabitants per square mile (230.9/km2). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 372.0 per square mile (143.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.0% White and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3%.[2]

Of the 136 households 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.2% were non-families. 37.5% of households were one person and 17.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the town was 44.1 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 censusEdit

At the 2000 census there were 344 people, 146 households, and 83 families living in the town. The population density was 735.8 inhabitants per square mile (282.6/km²). There were 178 housing units at an average density of 380.7 per square mile (146.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.67% White, 0.87% African American, and 1.45% from two or more races.[4]

 
Hundred High School

Of the 146 households 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% were non-families. 37.7% of households were one person and 20.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.11.

The age distribution was 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% 65 or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median household income was $25,192 and the median family income was $26,731. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,395. About 26.3% of families and 33.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 35.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Edward Lee King,[10] born in Hundred, played major league baseball for seven years and drove in the final run of the 1922 World Series for the victorious New York Giants.
  • Henry Lee Church, "Old Hundred" ( died 1860) was a British soldier in General Cornwallis' army. His nickname is the origin of the town name.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. 317.
  7. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 65.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-24.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Lee King Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10.

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