Matewan, West Virginia

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Matewan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles S of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky
County Mingo
Standard Zip Codes 25678
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.621
Longitude -82.163

Matewan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 40 to 71 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
Station GRUNDY
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 39 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 43 F
Apr Temp 38 to 69 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches
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Matewan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 498 100%
Male 233 46.8%
Female 265 53.2%
Under 18 88 17.7%
18+ 410 82.3%
65+ 102 20.5%
Median Age 44.6
Average Family Size 2.87
White 472 94.8%
African-American 18 3.6%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 1%

Estimated Matewan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 501
Growth 3
Growth % 0.6%

Matewan 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
US/American 48.5%
Irish 14.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.6%
English 6.4%
German 6.1%
Italian 3.6%
Scotch-Irish 3.6%
Hungarian 2.1%
Dutch 1.8%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Matewan, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Blackberry City (25678)
Blckberry Cty (25678)
Lobata (25678)
Meador (25678)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Matewan 498 $27,188
Delbarton 474 $26,625
Gilbert 417 $32,250
Logan 1,630 $26,354
Man 770 $45,893
West Logan 418 $30,833
Williamson 3,414 $35,893
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Matewan High Schools (2004)

Serves 217 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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