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Hico, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Fayette
 • Total 5.020 sq mi (13.00 km2)
 • Land 5.010 sq mi (12.98 km2)
 • Water 0.010 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 2,142 ft (653 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 272
 • Density 54.18/sq mi (20.92/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25854
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1554698

Hico is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Hico is located at the junction of U.S. Route 19 and U.S. Route 60 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Fayetteville. Hico has a post office with ZIP code 25854. As of the 2010 census, its population was 272.

Some say the community was named after a variety of tobacco called hico, while others believe the name is a transfer from Hyco, Virginia (an extinct town).


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hico has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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