Lester, West Virginia

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Lester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles SE of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 174 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky
County Raleigh
Standard Zip Codes 25865
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.734
Longitude -81.299

Lester Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Station FLAT TOP
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 78 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
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Lester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 322 100%
Male 149 46.3%
Female 173 53.7%
Under 18 65 20.2%
18+ 257 79.8%
65+ 55 17.1%
Median Age 41.8
Average Family Size 2.91
White 257 79.8%
African-American 64 19.9%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Lester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 316
Growth -6
Growth % -1.9%

Lester Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.5%
US/American 37.2%
Irish 8.1%
African 4%
English 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Italian 0.9%
German 0.9%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lester 322 $30,938
Beckley 17,254 $38,110
Mabscott 1,403 $38,472
Mullens 1,769 $37,438
Pax 174 $27,500
Rhodell 234 $19,167
Sophia 1,301 $31,200
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