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Encyclopedia > Piedmont, West Virginia

Piedmont is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,014. Mineral County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

Piedmont is located along the North Branch of the Potomac River at the foot of the Allegheny Mountain. The town was also known as "Mount Carbon" due to the persuasiveness of the officers of the New Creek Company, a corporation chartered to construct canals, build railroads, purchase lands, and to carry on manufacturing. The officials convinced the Baltimore and Ohio, the Burlington and Mount Holly, the Boston and Lowell, and the Long Island Railroad to use coal instead of wood in the firing of their locomotives. The first coal used was mined in the mountains surrounding Piedmont. In 1888, William Luke established the West Virginia Paper Company (Now Westvaco)on fifty acres of land known as "West Piedmont" (now Luke, Maryland). The company remains a major economic factor in the area. Upper part of the Potomac River The Potomac River flows into Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ...


Geography

Location of Piedmont, West Virginia

Piedmont is located at 39°28'49" North, 79°2'53" West (39.480232, -79.048086)1. Adapted from Wikipedias WV county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 km² (0.4 mi²). 1.1 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,014 people, 423 households, and 266 families residing in the town. The population density is 932.2/km² (2,413.4/mi²). There are 499 housing units at an average density of 458.7/km² (1,187.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 74.36% White, 21.79% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.78% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. 2.07% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 423 households out of which 29.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% are married couples living together, 20.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% are non-families. 32.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 3.00. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.8 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $21,190, and the median income for a family is $26,964. Males have a median income of $21,938 versus $18,250 for females. The per capita income for the town is $11,678. 30.7% of the population and 24.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 41.3% of those under the age of 18 and 23.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

  • Maps and aerial photos (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=39.480232_N_-79.048086_E_type:city_region:US)
    • Street map from MapQuest  (http://mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=39.480232&longitude=-79.048086&zoom=6) or Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=39.480232,-79.048086&spn=0.11,0.18)
    • Topographic map from TopoZone  (http://topozone.com/map.asp?lat=39.480232&lon=-79.048086&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100&datum=nad83)
    • Aerial image or topographic map from TerraServer-USA (http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?s=14&lon=-79.048086&lat=39.480232&w=2)
    • Satellite image from Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=39.480232,-79.048086&spn=0.11,0.18&t=k)

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Piedmont is surrounded on three sides by the Alps mountain range, including the Monviso[?], where the Po river rises.
From 1046 the main territory of the house of Savoy, (dukes of Savoy from 1416 and kings of Sardinia from 1720), Piedmont was the springboard for Italy's unification in 1859-1861, following earlier unsuccessful wars against Austria in 1820-1821 and 1848-1849.
Piedmont is the region of the eastern United States of America which lay between the falls line and the eastern mountain ranges.
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