- 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 percentage = 2.56%
census yr = 2000
pop = 87986
density_km2 = 9251
web = www.woodcountywv.com|
Wood County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof West Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 87,986. Its county seatis 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
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.
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 densitywas 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 incomefor 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
* Cedar Grove
* Fort Neal
* New England
Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park
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