Flatwoods is a town in
Virginia, United States.
The population was 348 at the 2000 census.
It is found at exit 67 on Interstate 79. The area immediately
around the exit has in recent years been commercialized to the
point where it now has an outlet mall, a hotel, several gas
stations, and many fast food restaurants. A well-known local
restaurant is "The Waffle Hut," which is open 24 hours a day.
is usually known as the half way point in the state and for the
monster UFO incident which
occurred on September 12, 1952.
Flatwoods is located at (38.721374, -80.652957).
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of
), all land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 348
people, 146 households, and 102 families residing in the town. The
). There were 157 housing
units at an average density of 57.2/km2
). The racial makeup of the town was 97.13%
, 0.57% Asian
, 0.29% Pacific Islander
, and 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
living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.0% of all
households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living
alone who was 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 was spread out with 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, and 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, and 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.