Webster County, West Virginia


Webster County, West Virginia

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


map size = 225
founded = 1860
seat = Webster Springs | area_total_sq_mi =512
area_land_sq_mi =556
area_water_sq_mi =0
area percentage = 0.03%
census yr = 2000
pop = 9719
density_km2 =7
web =
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Webster County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 9,719. Its county seat is Webster SpringsGR|6. It is also the site of the [http://www.woodchoppingfestival.com Webster County Woodchopping Festival]

Geography

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.

Major highways

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Adjacent counties

*Lewis County and Upshur County (north)
*Randolph County (east)
*Pocahontas County (southeast)
*Greenbrier County (south)
*Nicholas County (southwest)
*Braxton County (west)

Demographics

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 density was 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 income for 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.

Towns

*Camden-on-Gauley
*Cowen
*Webster Springs (legally Town of Addison)

Unincorporated communities

*Bergoo
*Big Run
*Boggs
*Bolair
*Curtin
*Diana
*Erbacon
*Excelsior
*Gauley Mills
*Hacker Valley
*Halo
*Parcoal
*Replete
*Upperglade

Notable Residents

* Josh Stewart: actor who portrays Holt McLaren on the FX series D!rt.
* John Stemple: current president of the Fiesta Bowl.
* Tommy Hull: former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates and current professor at UCLA.

ee also

Holly River State Park

References

External links

* [http://www.websterwv.com/ Webster County Official Website]


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