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Cabell County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Cabell County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting West Virginia
West Virginia's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded January 2, 1809
Seat Huntington
Largest City Huntington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

288 sq mi (746 km²)
281 sq mi (728 km²)
7.0 sq mi (18 km²), 2.4%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

96,844
346/sq mi (134/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.cabellcounty.org
Named for: William H. Cabell

Cabell County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,319, making it West Virginia's fourth-most populous county. Its county seat is Huntington. The county was organized in 1809 and named for William H. Cabell, the Governor of Virginia from 1805 to 1808.

Cabell County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Charleston-Huntington-Ashland, WV-OH-KY Combined Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 288 square miles (750 km2), of which 281 square miles (730 km2) is land and 7.0 square miles (18 km2) (2.4%) is water.

Major highways

  • I-64.svg Interstate 64
  • US 52.svg U.S. Route 52
  • US 60.svg U.S. Route 60
  • WV-2.svg West Virginia Route 2
  • WV-10.svg West Virginia Route 10
  • WV-152.svg West Virginia Route 152
  • WV-527.svg West Virginia Route 527
  • WV-193.svg [[West Virginia Route 19

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 2,717
1820 4,789 76.3%
1830 5,884 22.9%
1840 8,163 38.7%
1850 6,299 −22.8%
1860 8,020 27.3%
1870 6,429 −19.8%
1880 13,744 113.8%
1890 23,595 71.7%
1900 29,252 24.0%
1910 46,685 59.6%
1920 65,746 40.8%
1930 90,786 38.1%
1940 97,459 7.4%
1950 108,035 10.9%
1960 108,202 0.2%
1970 106,918 −1.2%
1980 106,835 −0.1%
1990 96,827 −9.4%
2000 96,784 0.0%
2010 96,319 −0.5%
Est. 2015 96,844 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015
CabellCountyWVCH
The Cabell County Court House in Huntington, the building that houses most of the county's administrative offices.

2000 census

As of the census 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.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 96,319 people, 41,223 households, and 24,308 families residing in the county. The population density was 342.8 inhabitants per square mile (132.4/km2). There were 46,169 housing units at an average density of 164.3 per square mile (63.4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 91.6% white, 5.0% black or African American, 1.0% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 17.2% were Irish, 16.5% were English, 15.9% were German, and 10.7% were American.

Of the 41,223 households, 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.0% were non-families, and 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85. The median age was 38.7 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,492 and the median income for a family was $48,323. Males had a median income of $39,523 versus $28,952 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,907. About 15.3% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.0% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

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Unincorporated communities

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