- East Bank, West Virginia
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East Bank is a town in Kanawha County,
West Virginia, along the Kanawha River. The population was 933 at the 2000 census. East Bank was incorporated in 1889by special charter enacted by the West Virginia Legislature. It is so named because of its location east of Coalburg and the "bank" referring to the old terminology for a coal mine. East Bank was formerly known as Hampton and Pryor.
East Bank was the site of
Cabin Creek District High School, erected 1912. The first commencement ceremony held here graduated a class of three. CCDHS was eventually renamed East Bank High School, home of the Pioneers. The school colors were blue & white, and EBHS became best known for alumnus Jerry West (nicknamed "Zeke from Cabin Creek"), who played basketball there, leading the Pioneers to a state championship in 1956. West went on to play at West Virginia Universityand for the Los Angeles Lakers. From 1912 until 1969, the school was located on WV Rt. 61 at Walnut Street. In 1969, a new building was opened along the bank of the Kanawha River, at Brannen Street. The old building continued to stand and served until 1999 as East Bank Junior High School. East Bank High School was consolidated with nearby DuPont High Schoolin 1999 to form Riverside High School at Diamond. Around this same time, Kanawha County Schools converted from the grade 7-9 junior high system to the grade 6-8 middle school system, and the 1969 building now houses East Bank Middle School. The original 1912 building was demolished in 2003, but the lintel from the building's main entryway has been preserved. East Bank's town hall now occupies the property, in a separate building which originally housed the high school & junior high's music and art classrooms.
Pioneer Park, administered by Kanawha County Parks and Recreation, is adjacent to East Bank Middle School, and offers an outdoor swimming pool, miniature golf, a snack bar, and picnic shelters.
East Bank is located at coor dms|38|13|1|N|81|26|39|W|city (38.217023, -81.444112)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 km²(0.5 mi²), all land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 933 people, 373 households, and 276 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 750.5/km² (1,958.0/mi²). There were 415 housing units at an average density of 333.8/km² (870.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.82% White, 0.96% African American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.
There were 373 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 26.8% 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 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,341, and the median income for a family was $39,545. Males had a median income of $35,521 versus $22,045 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $18,419. About 9.2% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.
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