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West Virginia Census Data: Population & Housing Density

Population, Areas, and Housing Density for West Virginia counties are shown in this easy-to-read table and chart combination.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2000 Census.


West Virginia Census Data: Population & Housing Density
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
West Virginia

1,808,344

844,623

24,229.76

152.03

24,077.73

75.1

35.1

West Virginia
Barbour Co.15,5577,348342.751.96340.7945.721.6Barbour Co.
Berkeley Co.75,90532,913321.580.44321.14236.4102.5Berkeley Co.
Boone Co.25,53511,575503.180.20502.9850.823.0Boone Co.
Braxton Co.14,7027,374516.172.69513.4828.614.4Braxton Co.
Brooke Co.25,44711,15092.263.4188.85286.4125.5Brooke Co.
Cabell Co.96,78445,615288.026.43281.59343.7162.0Cabell Co.
Calhoun Co.7,5823,848280.640.02280.6227.013.7Calhoun Co.
Clay Co.10,3304,836343.821.42342.4030.214.1Clay Co.
Doddridge Co.7,4033,661320.480.05320.4323.111.4Doddridge Co.
Fayette Co.47,57921,616668.364.43663.9371.732.6Fayette Co.
Gilmer Co.7,1603,621340.070.02340.0521.110.6Gilmer Co.
Grant Co.11,2996,105480.192.99477.2123.712.8Grant Co.
Greenbrier Co.34,45317,6441,024.433.171,021.2633.717.3Greenbrier Co.
Hampshire Co.20,20311,185644.622.90641.7231.517.4Hampshire Co.
Hancock Co.32,66714,72888.355.5382.82394.4177.8Hancock Co.
Hardy Co.12,6697,115584.481.09583.3921.712.2Hardy Co.
Harrison Co.68,65231,112416.600.56416.04165.074.8Harrison Co.
Jackson Co.28,00012,245471.595.80465.7960.126.3Jackson Co.
Jefferson Co.42,19017,623211.572.03209.53201.484.1Jefferson Co.
Kanawha Co.200,07393,788910.997.89903.10221.5103.9Kanawha Co.
Lewis Co.16,9197,944389.757.61382.1444.320.8Lewis Co.
Lincoln Co.22,1089,846438.591.16437.4350.522.5Lincoln Co.
Logan Co.37,71016,807455.611.40454.2183.037.0Logan Co.
McDowell Co.27,32913,582534.900.18534.7251.125.4McDowell Co.
Marion Co.56,59826,660311.491.80309.69182.886.1Marion Co.
Marshall Co.35,51915,814312.185.19306.99115.751.5Marshall Co.
Mason Co.25,95712,056444.8012.95431.8560.127.9Mason Co.
Mercer Co.62,98030,143420.690.26420.43149.871.7Mercer Co.
Mineral Co.27,07812,094329.131.40327.7382.636.9Mineral Co.
Mingo Co.28,25312,898423.641.03422.6166.930.5Mingo Co.
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
West Virginia

1,808,344

844,623

24,229.76

152.03

24,077.73

75.1

35.1

West Virginia
Monongalia Co.81,86636,695365.894.73361.16226.7101.6Monongalia Co.
Monroe Co.14,5837,267473.660.30473.3730.815.4Monroe Co.
Morgan Co.14,9438,076229.670.68228.9865.335.3Morgan Co.
Nicholas Co.26,56212,406654.405.77648.6341.019.1Nicholas Co.
Ohio Co.47,42722,166108.862.68106.18446.7208.8Ohio Co.
Pendleton Co.8,1965,102698.150.28697.8711.77.3Pendleton Co.
Pleasants Co.7,5143,214134.593.86130.7357.524.6Pleasants Co.
Pocahontas Co.9,1317,594941.851.56940.299.78.1Pocahontas Co.
Preston Co.29,33413,444651.393.06648.3245.220.7Preston Co.
Putnam Co.51,58921,621350.404.17346.23149.062.4Putnam Co.
Raleigh Co.79,22035,678609.342.41606.93130.558.8Raleigh Co.
Randolph Co.28,26213,4781,039.920.201,039.7227.213.0Randolph Co.
Ritchie Co.10,3435,513453.580.07453.5122.812.2Ritchie Co.
Roane Co.15,4467,360483.750.18483.5731.915.2Roane Co.
Summers Co.12,9997,331367.726.54361.1736.020.3Summers Co.
Taylor Co.16,0897,125175.692.91172.7893.141.2Taylor Co.
Tucker Co.7,3214,634421.112.24418.8717.511.1Tucker Co.
Tyler Co.9,5924,780260.693.14257.5637.218.6Tyler Co.
Upshur Co.23,40410,751354.860.10354.7666.030.3Upshur Co.
Wayne Co.42,90319,107512.196.40505.7984.837.8Wayne Co.
Webster Co.9,7195,273556.150.18555.9717.59.5Webster Co.
Wetzel Co.17,6938,313361.372.14359.2249.323.1Wetzel Co.
Wirt Co.5,8733,266234.831.85232.9925.214.0Wirt Co.
Wood Co.87,98639,785376.949.65367.29239.6108.3Wood Co.
Wyoming Co.25,70811,698501.820.94500.8851.323.4Wyoming Co.

Reading the Chart:

The entries under the Area in square miles headings are areas.

The entries under the Population and Housing Units headings are totals.

The Density per square mile of land area values are derived by dividing the population (or housing unit) count by the land ares. For example, dividing the total US population of 281,421,906 by the total land area of 3,537,438.44 gives a density value of 79.6 people per square mile.

In this chart the length of all of the colored bars represent percentages of the highest value of any county in the state. For example, the county with the highest population will have a colored bar that fills the cell. A county with half that many people will have a colored bar that fills half the cell. The same method is used for the colored bars shown in the Area and Density table cells. For small percentages the bar does not appear.

Abbreviations used in location names: Co.=County, C.A.=Census Area, Pa.=Parish, Mu.=Municipio.

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