Wood County, West Virginia


Wood County, West Virginia

Infobox U.S. County
county = Wood County
state = West Virginia




map size = 225
founded = 1798
seat = Parkersburg | area_total_sq_mi =377
area_land_sq_mi =367
area_water_sq_mi =10
area percentage = 2.56%
census yr = 2000
pop = 87986
density_km2 = 9251
web = www.woodcountywv.com|

Wood County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 87,986. Its county seat is ParkersburgGR|6. Wood County is included in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia-Ohio (part) Metropolitan Statistical Area. Wood County was formed in 1798 from the western part of Harrison County and it was named for James Wood, governor of Virginia from 1796 to 1799

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 377 square miles (976 km²), of which, 367 square miles (951 km²) of it is land and 10 square miles (25 km²) of it (2.56%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

*Washington County, Ohio (north)
*Pleasants County (northeast)
*Ritchie County (east)
*Wirt County (southeast)
*Jackson County (south)
*Meigs County, Ohio (southwest)
*Athens County, Ohio (west)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 87,986 people, 36,275 households, and 24,884 families residing in the county. The population density was 240 people per square mile (92/km²). There were 39,785 housing units at an average density of 108 per square mile (42/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.32% White, 1.01% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 36,275 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% were non-families. 27.10% 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 2.39 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,285, and the median income for a family was $40,436. Males had a median income of $34,899 versus $22,109 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,073. About 10.60% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.50% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

*North Hills
*Parkersburg
*Vienna
*Williamstown

Unincorporated communities

*Belleville
*Blennerhassett
*Boaz
* Bonnivale
* Cedar Grove
* Central
* Dallison
*Davisville
* Deerwalk
* Fort Neal
* Kanawha
*Lubeck
*Mineralwells
* New England
* Pettyville
* Rockport
* Slate
* Volcano
* Walker
*Washington
*Waverly

ee also

*Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

References


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