Wyoming County, West Virginia

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Wyoming County, West Virginia
Wyoming County Courthouse West Virginia.jpg
Map of West Virginia highlighting Wyoming County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting West Virginia
West Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded1850
SeatPineville
Largest cityMullens
Area
 • Total502 sq mi (1,300 km2)
 • Land499 sq mi (1,292 km2)
 • Water2.4 sq mi (6 km2), 0.5%
Population (Est.)
 • (2012)23,273
 • Density49/sq mi (19/km²)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
 
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Wyoming County, West Virginia
Wyoming County Courthouse West Virginia.jpg
Map of West Virginia highlighting Wyoming County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting West Virginia
West Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded1850
SeatPineville
Largest cityMullens
Area
 • Total502 sq mi (1,300 km2)
 • Land499 sq mi (1,292 km2)
 • Water2.4 sq mi (6 km2), 0.5%
Population (Est.)
 • (2012)23,273
 • Density49/sq mi (19/km²)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4

Wyoming County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,796.[1] Its county seat is Pineville.[2] The county was created in 1850 from Logan County and named for the Delaware Indian word meaning "large plains".[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 502 square miles (1,300 km2), of which 499 square miles (1,290 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4] The county is drained by the branches of Sandy and Guyandotte rivers. The land surface is mountainous.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18501,645
18602,86173.9%
18703,17110.8%
18804,32236.3%
18906,24744.5%
19008,38034.1%
191010,39224.0%
192015,18046.1%
193020,92637.9%
194029,77442.3%
195037,54026.1%
196034,836−7.2%
197030,095−13.6%
198035,99319.6%
199028,990−19.5%
200025,708−11.3%
201023,796−7.4%
Est. 201223,273−2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 25,709 people, 10,454 households, and 7,704 families residing in the county. The population density was 51 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 11,698 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.59% White, 0.63% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,454 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.40% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 27.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,932, and the median income for a family was $29,709. Males had a median income of $32,493 versus $18,812 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,220. About 20.20% of families and 25.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.90% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

Below is partial listing of known unincorporated communities within Wyoming County. A complete listing is available here

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Notable citizens[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/wyoming.html
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Wyoming. III. A S. county of West Virginia". The American Cyclopædia. 1879. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 37°37′N 81°32′W / 37.61°N 81.54°W / 37.61; -81.54