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War is a city in McDowell County.

The community was named for War Creek

The latitude of War is 37.301N. The longitude is -81.691W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,342 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 719.


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Median household income
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$16,012
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our War demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Miner's City
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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9% of War residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the War ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in War was $9,285, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of War residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in War, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $191.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $442.


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McDowell County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our War political report.

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The average commute time for War workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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