West Hamlin is a town in Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States, along the Guyandotte River. The population was 774 at the 2010 census. West Hamlin is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. Newer estimates from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000. West Hamlin is west of the county seat at Hamlin, hence the name.
West Hamlin is located at 38°17′8″N 82°11′31″W (38.285461, -82.191991).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), of which, 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.
At the 2010 census there were 774 people, 356 households, and 211 families living in the town. The population density was 1,460.4 inhabitants per square mile (563.9/km2). There were 395 housing units at an average density of 745.3 per square mile (287.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.3% White, 0.1% African American, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9%.
Of the 356 households 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families.