Cabell County, West Virginia

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




map size = 225
founded = 1809
seat = Huntington | area_total_sq_mi =288
area_water_sq_mi =6
area percentage = 2.23%
census yr = 2000
pop = 96784
density_km2 =133
web = www.cabellcounty.org |

Cabell County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 96,784. It was organized in 1809 and named for William H. Cabell, the Governor of Virginia from 1805 to 1808. Its county seat is HuntingtonGR|6.

Cabell County is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 288 square miles (746 km²), of which, 282 square miles (729 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (17 km²) of it (2.23%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

*Mason County (northeast)
*Putnam County (east)
*Lincoln County (southeast)
*Wayne County (southwest)
*Lawrence County, Ohio (west)
*Gallia County, Ohio (north)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 96,784 people, 41,180 households, and 25,490 families residing in the county. The population density was 344 people per square mile (133/km²). There were 45,615 housing units at an average density of 162 per square mile (63/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.37% White, 4.29% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 41,180 households out of which 25.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.10% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.10% were non-families. 31.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county, the population was spread out with 20.00% under the age of 18, 13.50% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,479, and the median income for a family was $37,691. Males had a median income of $31,780 versus $22,243 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,638. About 13.70% of families and 19.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.60% of those under age 18 and 10.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities, towns, and villages

*Barboursville
*Huntington (part in Wayne County)
*Milton

Unincorporated communities

*Culloden (part in Putnam County)
** This community was named by L. R. White who had lost a leg in the service of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. He suggested this name to the Railroad because there were so few places with this name in the United States.
*Lesage
*Ona
*Pea Ridge
*Salt Rock

ee also

*Beech Fork State Park

References

External links

* [http://www.cabellcounty.org/ Official Site of Cabell County]
* [http://www.wvvisit.org/ Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau]
* [http://cabellassessor.com/ Cabell County Assessor]
* [http://boe.cabe.k12.wv.us/ Cabell County Schools]
* [http://cabell.lib.wv.us/ Cabell County Public Library]
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvcabell/cabell.html WVGenWeb Cabell County]
* [http://www.cabellcounty.org/4HCamp/index.htm Cabell County 4-H Camp and Conference Center]


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