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Benwood

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Benwood is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, United States, along the Ohio River. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,420 at the 2010 census.Benwood was chartered in 1853 and incorporated in 1895. The name of the city is derived from "Ben's Woods", as Benjamin McMechen (1777–1855) inherited that portion of land from the estate of his father, William McMechen (1724–1797), and built his homestead upon it. The neighboring city of McMechen is named after William McMechen and his family, who were among the earliest settlers of this area.GeographyBenwood is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.86sqmi, of which, 1.30sqmi is land and 0.56sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,420 people, 654 households, and 357 families residing in the city. The population density was 1092.3PD/sqmi. There were 761 housing units at an average density of 585.4/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 1.3% African American, 0.1% Asian, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.
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