Gassaway, West Virginia
Gassaway is a town in Braxton County, West Virginia, in the United States. The population was 908 at the 2010 census. Gassaway was incorporated in 1905 and named for Henry Gassaway Davis, the Democratic Party's nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1904; the center of population of West Virginia is located 7 miles north of Gassaway. The town was created at the ends of two divisions of the Coal and Coke Railway, one originating in Charleston and the other originating in Elkins; because of its central location, the area was an ideal place to build shops to facilitate the transition between the flat Charleston division, which could operate with standard equipment, the more hilly Elkins division of the Coal & Coke which required heavier engines. The town was laid out in 1904, over the next decade and infrastructure such as hotels, a bank, schools, a hospital, office buildings and churches appeared to serve the growing population. By 1915, the Coal & Coke Railway Company had completed work on a depot to facilitate passenger service to the town.
The Gassaway Depot still stands today and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Gassaway is located at 38°40′15″N 80°46′13″W, along the Elk River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.22 square miles, of which, 1.16 square miles is land and 0.06 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 908 people, 434 households, 228 families residing in the town; the population density was 782.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 496 housing units at an average density of 427.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.6% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population. There were 434 households of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 47.5% were non-families.
41.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age in the town was 44.5 years. 19.2% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 47.5% male and 52.5% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 901 people, 420 households, 243 families residing in the town; the population density was 741.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 506 housing units at an average density of 416.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.34% White, 0.55% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.11% from other races, 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population. There were 420 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 42.1% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.87. In the town, the population dispersal was 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, 25.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $23,009, the median income for a family was $31,667. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $17,396 for females; the per capita income for the town was $15,965. About 10.8% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to freezing winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Gassaway has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. Gassaway Days celebration on the 4th of July weekend features live music, a parade, car show, fireworks.
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West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region in the Southern United States, considered to be a part of the Middle Atlantic States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area, is ranked 38th in population; the capital and largest city is Charleston. West Virginia became a state following the Wheeling Conventions of 1861, after the American Civil War had begun. Delegates from some Unionist counties of northwestern Virginia decided to break away from Virginia, although they included many secessionist counties in the new state. West Virginia was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863, was a key border state during the war. West Virginia was the only state to form by separating from a Confederate state, the first to separate from any state since Maine separated from Massachusetts, was one of two states admitted to the Union during the American Civil War.
While a portion of its residents held slaves, most of the residents were yeomen farmers, the delegates provided for gradual abolition of slavery in the new state Constitution. The Census Bureau and the Association of American Geographers classify West Virginia as part of the Southern United States; however the Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies West Virginia as a part of the Mid-Atlantic. The northern panhandle extends adjacent to Pennsylvania and Ohio, with the West Virginia cities of Wheeling and Weirton just across the border from the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, while Bluefield is less than 70 miles from North Carolina. Huntington in the southwest is close to the states of Ohio and Kentucky, while Martinsburg and Harpers Ferry in the Eastern Panhandle region are considered part of the Washington metropolitan area, in between the states of Maryland and Virginia; the unique position of West Virginia means that it is included in several geographical regions, including the Mid-Atlantic, the Upland South, the Southeastern United States.
It is the only state, within the area served by the Appalachian Regional Commission. The state is noted for its mountains and rolling hills, its significant logging and coal mining industries, its political and labor history, it is known for a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities, including skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, hunting. Many ancient man-made earthen mounds from various prehistoric mound builder cultures survive in the areas of present-day Moundsville, South Charleston, Romney; the artifacts uncovered in these give evidence of village societies. They had a tribal trade system culture. In the 1670s during the Beaver Wars, the powerful Iroquois, five allied nations based in present-day New York and Pennsylvania, drove out other American Indian tribes from the region in order to reserve the upper Ohio Valley as a hunting ground. Siouan language tribes, such as the Moneton, had been recorded in the area. A century the area now identified as West Virginia was contested territory among Anglo-Americans as well, with the colonies of Pennsylvania and Virginia claiming territorial rights under their colonial charters to this area before the American Revolutionary War.
Some speculative land companies, such as the Vandalia Company, the Ohio Company and Indiana Company, tried to legitimize their claims to land in parts of West Virginia and present day Kentucky, but failed. This rivalry resulted in some settlers petitioning the Continental Congress to create a new territory called Westsylvania. With the federal settlement of the Pennsylvania and Virginia border dispute, creating Kentucky County, Kentuckians "were satisfied, the inhabitants of a large part of West Virginia were grateful."The Crown considered the area of West Virginia to be part of the British Virginia Colony from 1607 to 1776. The United States considered this area to be the western part of the state of Virginia from 1776 to 1863, before the formation of West Virginia, its residents were discontented for years with their position in Virginia, as the government was dominated by the planter elite of the Tidewater and Piedmont areas. The legislature had electoral malapportionment, based on the counting of slaves toward regional populations, the western white residents were underrepresented in the state legislature.
More subsistence and yeoman farmers lived in the west and they were less supportive of slavery, although many counties were divided on their support. The residents of this area became more divided after the planter elite of eastern Virginia voted to secede from the Union during the Civil War. Residents of the western and northern counties set up a separate government under Francis Pierpont in 1861, which they called the Restored Government. Most voted to separate from Virginia, the new state was admitted to the Union in 1863. In 1864 a state constitutional convention drafted a constitution, ratified by the legislature without putting it to popular vote. West Virginia abolished slavery by a gradual process and temporarily disenfranchised men who had held Confederate office or fought for the Confederacy. West Virginia's history has been profoundly affected by its mountainous terrain and vast river valleys, rich natural resources; these were all factors driving its economy and the lifestyles of its residents, who tended to live in many small isolated communities in the mountain valleys.
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Braxton County, West Virginia
Braxton County is a county in the central part of the U. S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,523; the county seat is Sutton. The county was formed in 1836 from parts of Lewis and Nicholas counties and named for Carter Braxton, a Virginia statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. In 2010, the center of population of West Virginia was in northern Braxton County. Important salt works were located at Bulltown and here, in 1772, Captain Bull and his family and friendly Delaware Indians were massacred by frontiersmen. Jesse Hughes helped Jeremiah Carpenter and track and kill the Indians responsible for the Carpenter massacre. Jeremiah was a notable fiddle player who wrote a song Shelvin’ Rock about the experience of escaping to rock shelter. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 516 square miles, of which 511 square miles is land and 5.5 square miles is water. Interstate 79 U. S. Highway 19 West Virginia Route 4 West Virginia Route 5 West Virginia Route 15 Lewis County Webster County Nicholas County Clay County Calhoun County Gilmer County As of the census of 2000, there were 14,702 people, 5,771 households, 4,097 families residing in the county.
The population density was 29 people per square mile. There were 7,374 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 98.02% White, 0.69% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, 0.71% from two or more races. 0.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 5,771 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.00% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.92. In the county, the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years.
For every 100 females there were 102.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.00 males. The median income for a household in the county was $24,412, the median income for a family was $29,133. Males had a median income of $27,560 versus $17,778 for females; the per capita income for the county was $13,349. About 17.90% of families and 22.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.90% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 14,523 people, 6,000 households, 4,043 families residing in the county; the population density was 28.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 7,415 housing units at an average density of 14.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 98.2% white, 0.4% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.0% from other races, 0.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 19.7% were German, 15.0% were Irish, 11.7% were English, 8.0% were American.
Of the 6,000 households, 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.6% were non-families, 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.86. The median age was 43.8 years. The median income for a household in the county was $32,158 and the median income for a family was $40,421. Males had a median income of $42,355 versus $22,557 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,469. About 17.0% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.4% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over. Braxton County, although opposed to secession during the first session of the Virginia Secession Convention became supportive. Up until the decline of coal mining unionization, growing opposition to controversial issues, Braxton County was overwhelmingly Democratic. Like all of West Virginia, it has seen an rapid shift to the Republicans over the past five elections.
Burnsville Flatwoods Gassaway Sutton Elk River Wildlife Management Area National Register of Historic Places listings in Braxton County, West Virginia
A ZIP Code is a postal code used by the United States Postal Service in a system it introduced in 1963. The term ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan; the basic format consists of five digits. An extended ZIP+4 code was introduced in 1983 which includes the five digits of the ZIP Code, followed by a hyphen and four additional digits that reference a more specific location; the term ZIP Code was registered as a servicemark by the U. S. Postal Service, but its registration has since expired; the early history and context of postal codes began with postal district/zone numbers. The United States Post Office Department implemented postal zones for numerous large cities in 1943. For example: The "16" was the number of the postal zone in the specific city. By the early 1960s, a more organized system was needed, non-mandatory five-digit ZIP Codes were introduced nationwide on July 1, 1963; the USPOD issued its Publication 59: Abbreviations for Use with ZIP Code on October 1, 1963, with the list of two-letter state abbreviations which are written with both letters capitalized.
An earlier list in June had proposed capitalized abbreviations ranging from two to five letters. According to Publication 59, the two-letter standard was "based on a maximum 23-position line, because this has been found to be the most universally acceptable line capacity basis for major addressing systems", which would be exceeded by a long city name combined with a multi-letter state abbreviation, such as "Sacramento, Calif." along with the ZIP Code. The abbreviations have remained unchanged, with the exception of Nebraska, changed from NB to NE in 1969 at the request of the Canadian postal administration, to avoid confusion with the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Robert Moon is considered the father of the ZIP Code; the post office only credits Moon with the first three digits of the ZIP Code, which describe the sectional center facility or "sec center." An SCF is a central mail processing facility with those three digits. The fourth and fifth digits, which give a more precise locale within the SCF, were proposed by Henry Bentley Hahn Sr.
The SCF sorts mail to all post offices with those first three digits in their ZIP Codes. The mail is sorted according to the final two digits of the ZIP Code and sent to the corresponding post offices in the early morning. Sectional centers do not deliver mail and are not open to the public, most of their employees work the night shift. Mail picked up at post offices is sent to their own SCF in the afternoon, where the mail is sorted overnight. In the case of large cities, the last two digits coincide with the older postal zone number thus: In 1967, these became mandatory for second- and third-class bulk mailers, the system was soon adopted generally; the United States Post Office used a cartoon character, which it called Mr. ZIP, to promote the use of the ZIP Code, he was depicted with a legend such as "USE ZIP CODE" in the selvage of panes of postage stamps or on the covers of booklet panes of stamps. In 1971 Elmira Star-Gazette reporter Dick Baumbach found out the White House was not using a ZIP Code on its envelopes.
Herb Klein, special assistant to President Nixon, responded by saying the next printing of envelopes would include the ZIP Code. In 1983, the U. S. Postal Service introduced an expanded ZIP Code system that it called ZIP+4 called "plus-four codes", "add-on codes", or "add-ons". A ZIP+4 Code uses the basic five-digit code plus four additional digits to identify a geographic segment within the five-digit delivery area, such as a city block, a group of apartments, an individual high-volume receiver of mail, a post office box, or any other unit that could use an extra identifier to aid in efficient mail sorting and delivery. However, initial attempts to promote universal use of the new format met with public resistance and today the plus-four code is not required. In general, mail is read by a multiline optical character reader that instantly determines the correct ZIP+4 Code from the address—along with the more specific delivery point—and sprays an Intelligent Mail barcode on the face of the mail piece that corresponds to 11 digits—nine for the ZIP+4 Code and two for the delivery point.
For Post Office Boxes, the general rule is. The add-on code is one of the following: the last four digits of the box number, zero plus the last three digits of the box number, or, if the box number consists of fewer than four digits, enough zeros are attached to the front of the box number to produce a four-digit number. However, there is no uniform rule, so the ZIP+4 Code must be looked up individually for each box; the ZIP Code is translated into an Intelligent Mail barcode, printed on the mailpiece to make it easier for automated machines to sort. A barcode can be printed by the sender, it is better to let the post office put one on. In general, the post office uses OCR technology, though in some cases a human might have to read and enter the address. Customers who send bulk mail can get a discount on postage if they have printed the barcode themselves and have presorted the mai
Flatwoods, West Virginia
Flatwoods is a town in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States located about one mile from exit 67 of Interstate 79. The population of Flatwoods was 277 as of the 2010 census. Although first incorporated in 1902, maps show the existence of Flatwoods as a town in 1873, a church was established by a pastor named John Clark at the community there as early as 1830; the West Virginia and Pittsburgh Railroad extended a branch through Flatwoods in the late 1800s. The line was taken over by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Flatwoods was a halfway point on the B&O Railroad's Clarksburg-Richwood branch 62.6 miles from the Clarksburg terminal, 59.1 miles from the Richwood terminal. The town served as the origin of West Virginia & Pittsburgh Railroad's Sutton Branch; the community became nationally known for the Flatwoods monster UFO incident which occurred on September 12, 1952. Flatwoods is located at 38°43′17″N 80°39′11″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.66 square miles, all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 277 people, 109 households, 74 families residing in the town. The population density was 419.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 127 housing units at an average density of 192.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 99.3% White, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population. There were 109 households of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 32.1% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.12. The median age in the town was 41.2 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 48.4% male and 51.6% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 348 people, 146 households, 102 families residing in the town.
The population density was 328.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 157 housing units at an average density of 148.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.13% White, 0.57% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 2.01% from two or more races. There were 146 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.5% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.89. In the town, the population dispersal was 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $29,500, the median income for a family was $35,250.
Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $15,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,025. About 11.4% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over. Flatwoods appears in the video game Fallout 76, set in West Virginia, it is the first main town the players encounter during their quest
A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in Canada, Romania and the United States. County towns have a similar function in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, in Jamaica. In most of the United States, counties are the political subdivisions of a state; the city, town, or populated place that houses county government is known as the seat of its respective county. The county legislature, county courthouse, sheriff's department headquarters, hall of records and correctional facility are located in the county seat though some functions may be located or conducted in other parts of the county if it is geographically large. A county seat is but not always, an incorporated municipality; the exceptions include the county seats of counties that have no incorporated municipalities within their borders, such as Arlington County, Virginia. Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County, is the largest unincorporated county seat in the United States, followed by Towson, the county seat of Baltimore County, Maryland.
Some county seats may not be incorporated in their own right, but are located within incorporated municipalities. For example, Cape May Court House, New Jersey, though unincorporated, is a section of Middle Township, an incorporated municipality. In some of the colonial states, county seats include or included "Court House" as part of their name. In the Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the term "shire town" is used in place of county seat. County seats in Taiwan are the administrative centers of the counties. There are 13 county seats in Taiwan, which are in the forms of county-administered city, urban township or rural township. Most counties have only one county seat. However, some counties in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont have two or more county seats located on opposite sides of the county. An example is Harrison County, which lists both Biloxi and Gulfport as county seats; the practice of multiple county seat towns dates from the days.
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Sutton, West Virginia
Sutton is a town in Braxton County, West Virginia, in the United States. The population was 994 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Braxton County. Sutton is situated at a center of transportation in West Virginia. Interstate 79, a major north-south route, connects with Appalachian Corridor L, another significant north-south route, just a few miles south of town. Sutton was settled in 1792 from Bath County, Virginia. In 1809, John D. Sutton settled at the confluence of Granny's Creek and the Elk River, at the edge of the present town; the village of Suttonville known as Newville, was laid out in 1835. When Braxton County was formed in 1836, the first court was held in the home of John D. Sutton. Sutton was a transportation hub. In addition to the navigable Elk River, the Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike connected the Staunton and Parkersburg Turnpike to the James River and Kanawha Turnpike, via Sutton. A suspension bridge was constructed on the Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike across the Elk River at Sutton in 1853.
Railroads served the town of Sutton, with the Sutton Branch connecting to the West Virginia and Pittsburgh Railroad at Flatwoods, West Virginia via McNutt, a path that would be used by West Virginia State Route 4. Another branch that ran along the southeastern bank of the Elk River joined the Coal and Coke Railway six miles to the east at Gassaway. Due to its location, Sutton was embroiled in the American Civil War. On September 5, 1861, the town was occupied by 5,000 Union troops. In 1861, General William Rosecrans bivouacked 10,000 Union troops there, including future President William McKinley. On December 29, 1861, Confederate soldiers burned most of the downtown. Sutton rebuilt but remained small until the local timber industry boomed; the town became a commercial center, many of the banks, hotels and other historic buildings in the Sutton Downtown Historic District date from this 1890–1920 period. After this, Sutton once again slowed in development. Sutton Dam was built on the Elk River upstream from the town in 1961, adding a tourism component to the local economy.
The William Edgar Haymond House and Old Sutton High School are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, along with the historic district. Sutton is located at 38°39′52″N 80°42′37″W, along the Elk River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.83 square miles, of which, 0.78 square miles is land and 0.05 square miles is water. The Sutton Lake project was authorized by Congress in the Flood Control Act of 1938. Construction was interrupted by the Korean War. Work restarted in 1956 and in the dam was completed in 1961; the Dam and lake provide opportunities for boating, playgrounds and pavilions available for rent. A handicap-access fishing area was recently constructed at the Sutton Dam; the geographic center of West Virginia is located just four miles east of Sutton. As of the census of 2010, there were 994 people, 452 households, 265 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,274.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 527 housing units at an average density of 675.6 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the town was 97.9% White, 0.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population. There were 452 households of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, 41.4% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.78. The median age in the town was 45.1 years. 18.2% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 49.8% male and 50.2% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,011 people, 470 households, 283 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,226.9 inhabitants per square mile. There were 557 housing units at an average density of 675.9 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the town was 97.82% White, 0.49% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.49% from other races, 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population. There were 470 households out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.6% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.69. In the town, the population dispersal was 19.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $25,134, the median income for a family was $37,679.
Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,397. About 19.7% of families and 25.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.8% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of