- Mount Hope, West Virginia
Mount Hope, West Virginia — City — West Virginia Route 211) in Mount Hope in 2007 Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State West Virginia County Fayette Area – Total 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) – Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2) Elevation 1,722 ft (525 m) Population (2000) – Total 1,487 – Density 1,142.9/sq mi (441.3/km2) Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5) – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4) ZIP code 25880 Area code(s) 304 FIPS code 54-56404 GNIS feature ID 1543656
Mount Hope is located at .(37.892595, -81.167687)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.
10,600 acres (43 km2) of property known locally as Garden Ground was purchased by the Boy Scouts of America for development into The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, a high adventure base and site for the national Scout jamboree.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,487 people, 635 households, and 419 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,142.9 people per square mile (441.6/km²). There were 750 housing units at an average density of 576.4 per square mile (222.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.77% White, 22.33% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, and 2.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.
There were 635 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 23.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $18,375, and the median income for a family was $23,333. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $16,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,147. About 35.1% of families and 36.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 57.3% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
- Bob Elkins - Character actor born here, but raised out of state.
- Ralph A. Ramsey - Chairman CEO K-Mart
- John W. Ramsey - Musician Banjo Player for bluegrass band, "The Fiddlers"
- Ralph L. Frazier - Former Chairman CEO Norfolk Western. Former Mayor of Rich Creek Va.
- John Edward McClung - Old-time musician born here.
- Joseph Bragg, Scoutmaster
- Lt Col Robert (Bob) Taggart - liberator of Dachau, April 29, 1945  Buried Arlington National Cemetery, May 12, 2009.
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- ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html.
- ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- ^ "The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve". Boy Scouts of America. http://scouting.org/100yearspre/100years/SiteFiles/1000/documents/Final_Fact_Sheet.pdf. Retrieved April 8, 2010.
- ^ "Boy Scouts to Bring World-Class Center of Scouting Excellence to West Virginia". Boy Scouts of America. November 18, 2009. http://www.scouting.org/Media/PressReleases/PreviousYears/2009/20091120.aspx. Retrieved June 29, 2010.
Municipalities and communities of Fayette County, West Virginia Cities Towns CDPs Unincorporated
Agnew | Alloy | Alta | Beckwith | Belva‡ | Cannelton | Carlisle | Chimney Corner | Clifftop | Cunard | Danese | Dothan | Elkridge | Fayette | Harvey | Hopewell | Jodie | Kanawha Falls | Kilsyth | Kingston | Landisburg | Lansing | Lawton | Layland | Lochgelly | Long Branch | Lookout | Mahan | Maplewood | Midway | Montgomery Heights | Mossy | Mount Olive | Nallen‡ | Newtown | North Page | Pine Grove | Price Hill‡ | Ramsey | Redstar | Robson | Russellville | Shawver‡ | Sewell | Spring Dale | Summerlee | Victor | Whipple | Winona
‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties
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