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Matewan is a town in Mingo County.
The community was named for Matewan, NY.
The latitude of Matewan is 37.621N. The longitude is -82.163W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 512.
A fierce battle occurred here in 1920 between miners and mining company detectives who were evicting union members from company-owned houses. Ten people died.
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5% of Matewan residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Matewan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Matewan was $12,586, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Matewan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Matewan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $159. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $595.
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Mingo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Matewan political report.
The average commute time for Matewan workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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