Cowen, WV Population

Population: 513. Estimated population in July 2020: 506 (-1.4% change)
Males: 244 (47.6%), Females: 269 (52.4%)

Webster County

Zip code: 26206

Median resident age: 40.2 years
Median household income: $21,250
Median house value: $48,200

Races in Cowen:

  • White Non-Hispanic (99.2%)

Ancestries: United States (38.0%), German (6.8%), Irish (5.7%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%), English (3.5%), Dutch (1.9%).

Elevation: 2322 feet

Land area: 0.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Cowen

  • High school or higher: 68.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 15.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cowen town

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -34 (-6.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Cowen:

  • RICHWOOD AREA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; RICHWOOD, WV)
  • WEBSTER COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; WEBSTER SPRINGS, WV)
  • SUMMERSVILLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; SUMMERSVILLE, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Cowen:

  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 41 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 58 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL (about 65 miles; CLARKSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: CKB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Cowen:

  • RICHWOOD MUNI (about 13 miles; RICHWOOD, WV; Abbreviation: 3I4)
  • BRAXTON COUNTY (about 20 miles; SUTTON, WV; Abbreviation: 48I)
  • SUMMERSVILLE (about 26 miles; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Abbreviation: SXL)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cowen:

  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 71 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 73 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (about 79 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Full-time enrollment: 5,317)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 84 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 86 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 86 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
Public primary/middle schools in Cowen:

  • GLADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 342; Location: ONE PARK ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • GLADE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 275; Location: ONE PARK STREET; Grades: 05 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Cowen:

  • COWEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $59,308; Location: MILL STREET; 18,390 books; 7 audio materials; 60 video materials)