Wyoming County, West Virginia


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_water_sq_mi =1
area percentage = 0.19%
census yr = 2000
pop = 25708
density_km2 =20
web =
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Wyoming County is located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 25,708. Its county seat is PinevilleGR|6. Wyoming County was created in 1850 from Logan County and named for the Delaware Indian word meaning "large plains."

Geography

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.

Major highways

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Adjacent counties

*Boone County (north)
*Raleigh County (northeast)
*Mercer County (southeast)
*McDowell County (south)
*Mingo County (west)
*Logan County (northwest)

Demographics

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 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.

Notable Citizens

Jamie Noble is a professional wrestler for the WWE SmackDown Brand.

Mike D'Antoni was the NBA Coach 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

Incorporated communities

*City of Mullens
*Town of Oceana
*Town of Pineville

Unincorporated communities

ee also

* [http://www.railwv.org Rural Appalachian Improvement League]
* Twin Falls Resort State Park

References


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