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Beverly, West Virginia
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Beverly is a town in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. It is situated on the Tygart Valley River and had a population of 702 at the 2010 census.

Beverly was the county seat of Randolph County, Virginia (later West Virginia) for a century — from 1790 until 1890 — after which the nearby later settlement of Elkins assumed that role following an intense local political “war”

Location

Beverly is located at 38°51′2″N 79°52′3″W (38.850600, -79.867444)
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Randolph

Elevation: 1,962 ft (598 m)

Time zone: Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

ZIP code: 26253

Area code: 304

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop. %±
1880 235 —
1890 343 46.0%
1900 464 35.3%
1910 438 −5.6%
1920 442 0.9%
1930 431 −2.5%
1940 484 12.3%
1950 515 6.4%
1960 441 −14.4%
1970 470 6.6%
1980 475 1.1%
1990 696 46.5%
2000 651 −6.5%
2010 702 7.8%

2010 census
As of the census of 2010, there were 702 people, 323 households, and 199 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,560.0 inhabitants per square mile (602.3/km2). There were 360 housing units at an average density of 800.0 per square mile (308.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.0% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 323 households of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 21.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.4% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the town was 40.5 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

Climate
This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Beverly has a humid continental climate, abbreviated “Dfb” on climate maps.[9]