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Hinton is a city in Summers County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for John Hinton, lawyer

The latitude of Hinton is 37.673N. The longitude is -80.889W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,463 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,746.


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Median household income
Local
$20,323
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hinton demographic reports
The Bluestone Dam was built here in the 1940s, creating Bluestone Lake
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 12. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.3 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Bluestone State Park, New River Gorge National River
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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12% of Hinton residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hinton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hinton was $13,909, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Hinton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Hinton include Hinton Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Hinton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $192.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $516.


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Summers County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hinton political report.

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The average commute time for Hinton workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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