- Webster County, West Virginia
- Infobox U.S. CountyWebster County is a
county = Webster County
state = West Virginia
map size = 225
founded = 1860
seat = Webster Springs | area_total_sq_mi =512
area percentage = 0.03%
census yr = 2000
pop = 9719
countylocated in the U.S. stateof West Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 9,719. Its county seatis Webster SpringsGR|6. It is also the site of the [http://www.woodchoppingfestival.com Webster County Woodchopping Festival]
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 556
square miles (1,440 km²), of which, 556 square miles (1,440 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) of it (0.03%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 9,719 people, 4,010 households, and 2,815 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 5,273 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.18% White, 0.01% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.01% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,010 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% 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 94.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $21,055, and the median income for a family was $25,049. Males had a median income of $25,362 versus $15,381 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $12,284. About 26.60% of families and 31.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.40% of those under age 18 and 21.00% of those age 65 or over.
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* [http://www.websterwv.com/ Webster County Official Website]
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