Hinton, WV Demographics


Population (year 2000): 2,880. Estimated population in July 2005: 2,696 (-6.4% change)
Males: 1,303 (45.2%), Females: 1,577 (54.8%)

Summers County

Zip code: 25951

Median resident age: 45.4 years
Median household income: $20,323 (year 2000)
Median house value: $46,900 (year 2000)

Races in Hinton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.7%)
  • Black (5.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (16.4%), English (13.6%), Irish (8.9%), German (7.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Dutch (1.3%).

Elevation: 1449 feet

Land area: 2.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Hinton

  • High school or higher: 65.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hinton city

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -663 (-18.7%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Hinton:

  • SUMMERS COUNTY ARH HOSPITAL (TERRACE STREET P O BOX 940)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Hinton:

  • BECKLEY APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; BECKLEY, WV)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; BECKLEY, WV)
  • HEALTHSOUTH SOUTHERN HILLS REHAB HOS (about 25 miles; PRINCETON, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hinton:

  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 18 miles; BECKLEY, WV; ID: BKW)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 38 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; ID: LWB)
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 69 miles; ROANOKE, VA; ID: ROA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Hinton:

  • MERCER COUNTY (about 35 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; ID: BLF)
  • SUMMERSVILLE (about 38 miles; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; ID: SXL)
  • NEW RIVER VALLEY (about 40 miles; DUBLIN, VA; ID: PSK)
Amtrak station:
HINTON (FRONT ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hinton:

  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 18 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 36 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; FT enrollment: 2,096)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; DUBLIN, VA; FT enrollment: 2,262)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; RADFORD, VA; FT enrollment: 8,034)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 50 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 25,754)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 62 miles; SALEM, VA; FT enrollment: 2,382)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 64 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; FT enrollment: 3,688)

Schools

Public high school in Hinton:

  • SUMMERS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 454; Location: HC 74 BOX 11A; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Hinton:

  • HINTON AREA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 449; Location: 121 PARK AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SUMMERS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 413; Location: 400 TEMPLE ST; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Hinton:

  • SUMMERS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $140,420; Location: 201 TEMPLE ST; 17,633 books; 475 audio materials; 595 video materials; 40 serial subscriptions)