Powhatan Point, Ohio

Powhatan Point is a village in Belmont County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 1,592 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Powhatan Point, Ohio
Houses on Main Street
Houses on Main Street
Location of Powhatan Point, Ohio
Location of Powhatan Point, Ohio
Location of Powhatan Point in Belmont County
Location of Powhatan Point in Belmont County
Coordinates: 39°51′42″N 80°48′21″W / 39.86167°N 80.80583°W / 39.86167; -80.80583Coordinates: 39°51′42″N 80°48′21″W / 39.86167°N 80.80583°W / 39.86167; -80.80583
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyBelmont
TownshipYork
Area
 • Total1.63 sq mi (4.23 km2)
 • Land1.47 sq mi (3.81 km2)
 • Water0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
Elevation682 ft (208 m)
Population
 • Total1,592
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
1,520
 • Density1,034.01/sq mi (399.37/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43942
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-64542[5]
GNIS feature ID1061570[2]

While "Powhatan" likely memorializes the Native-American tribe of the same name, the "Point" in the town's name refers to the confluence between the Captina Creek and the Ohio River. Powhatan Point is the closest town on the Ohio side of Captina Island in the Ohio River.

HistoryEdit

Powhatan Point was platted in 1849.[6] A post office called Powhatan Point has been in operation since 1828.[7]

GeographyEdit

Powhatan Point is located at 39°51′42″N 80°48′21″W / 39.86167°N 80.80583°W / 39.86167; -80.80583 (39.861785, -80.805702).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.63 square miles (4.22 km2), of which 1.47 square miles (3.81 km2) is land and 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2) is water.[9]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880225
1900470
1910415−11.7%
1920406−2.2%
19302,329473.6%
19402,054−11.8%
19502,1353.9%
19602,1470.6%
19702,1670.9%
19802,1810.6%
19901,807−17.1%
20001,744−3.5%
20101,592−8.7%
Est. 20191,520[4]−4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,592 people, 710 households, and 462 families living in the village. The population density was 1,083.0 inhabitants per square mile (418.1/km2). There were 792 housing units at an average density of 538.8 per square mile (208.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 710 households, of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the village was 43.6 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,744 people, 760 households, and 515 families living in the village. The population density was 1,119.7 people per square mile (431.6/km2). There were 830 housing units at an average density of 532.9 per square mile (205.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.11% White, 0.57% African American, 0.06% Native American, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 760 households, out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 21.3% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,875, and the median income for a family was $32,546. Males had a median income of $32,039 versus $16,583 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,570. About 16.7% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.2% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over.

EconomyEdit

Although the village's economy was once largely supported by the coal industry, most residents currently seek employment outside village limits in nearby towns and cities such as Moundsville and Wheeling, West Virginia.

EducationEdit

Powhatan Point currently has a K-8 elementary school. After elementary promotion, the majority of students attend River High School (located in Hannibal, Ohio), an institution consolidated with other small Ohio-River villages such as Clarington, Sardis, Hannibal, Langes and Cameron.

Powhatan Point has a public library, a branch of the Belmont County District Library.[11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Caldwell, John Alexander (1880). History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio: And Incidentally Historical Collections. Historical Publishing Company. p. 419.
  7. ^ "Belmont County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Locations & Hours". Belmont County District Library. Retrieved 25 February 2018.

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