- Wyoming County, West Virginia
Infobox U.S. County
county = Wyoming County
state = West Virginia
map size = 225
founded = 1850
seat = Pineville | area_total_sq_mi =502
area percentage = 0.19%
census yr = 2000
pop = 25708
Wyoming County is located in the
U.S. stateof West Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 25,708. Its county seatis PinevilleGR|6. Wyoming County was created in 1850 from Logan County and named for the Delaware Indianword meaning "large plains."
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 502
square miles (1,300 km²), of which, 501 square miles (1,297 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.19%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 25,709 people, 10,454 households, and 7,704 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 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 incomefor 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.
Mike D'Antoniwas the NBACoach of the Year for the 2004-2005 season. He is currently the head coach of the New York Knicks.
Christy Martin, professional female boxer, was named the best woman boxer in the world by the World Boxing Council in 1996.
Cities and towns
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Twin Falls Resort State Park
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