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Pine Grove, Wetzel County, West Virginia

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Pine Grove is a town located in Wetzel County, West Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 571.

The town is home to Dominion Energy's large Hastings Extraction Station, which seperates natural gas into various subproducts such as butane. The Hastings plant is unique in that there are traffic signals approximately 0.75-mile away from the plant in either direction to stop traffic in case of an emergency.

Geography

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Location of Pine Grove, West Virginia

Pine Grove is located at 39°33'44" North, 80°40'52" West (39.562255, -80.681154)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²). 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 571 people, 233 households, and 165 families residing in the town. The population density is 565.3/km² (1,480.6/mi²). There are 251 housing units at an average density of 248.5/km² (650.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 99.30% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 233 households out of which 30.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% are married couples living together, 10.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% are non-families. 24.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.90.

In the town the population is spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $25,769, and the median income for a family is $30,227. Males have a median income of $36,250 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,699. 22.6% of the population and 19.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.7% are under the age of 18 and 4.4% are 65 or older.

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