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Philippi, West Virginia

Philippi is a city located in Barbour County, West Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,870. It is the county seat of Barbour County6.

Geography Philippi is located at 39°9'6" North, 80°2'36" West (39.151569, -80.043472)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6 km² (2.9 mi²). 7.4 km² (2.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.40% water.

Demographics As of the census1 of 2000, there are 2,870 people, 1,119 households, and 668 families residing in the city. The population density is 390.2/km² (1,010.6/mi²). There are 1,260 housing units at an average density of 171.3/km² (443.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 94.77% White, 1.11% African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,119 households out of which 27.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% are married couples living together, 11.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% are non-families. 36.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.92.

In the city the population is spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 18.0% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 78.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 74.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $21,528, and the median income for a family is $31,473. Males have a median income of $27,262 versus $20,579 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,176. 30.7% of the population and 21.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 39.0% are under the age of 18 and 24.5% are 65 or older.

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