Tyler County, West Virginia facts for kids
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The Tyler County Courthouse in Middlebourne
Location within the U.S. state of West Virginia
West Virginia's location within the U.S.
|Founded||December 6, 1814|
|Named for||John Tyler, Sr.|
|Largest city||Paden City|
|• Total||261 sq mi (680 km2)|
|• Land||256 sq mi (660 km2)|
|• Water||4.4 sq mi (11 km2) 1.7%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||36/sq mi (14/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Tyler County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,208. Its county seat is Middlebourne. The county was founded in 1814 and is named after John Tyler, Sr., father of President John Tyler.
Tyler County was formed from a portion of Ohio County on December 6, 1814.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 261 square miles (680 km2), of which 256 square miles (660 km2) is land and 4.4 square miles (11 km2) (1.7%) is water.
- West Virginia Route 2
- West Virginia Route 18
- West Virginia Route 23
- West Virginia Route 74
- West Virginia Route 180
- Wetzel County (northeast)
- Doddridge County (southeast)
- Ritchie County (southwest)
- Pleasants County (west)
- Washington County, Ohio (west)
- Monroe County, Ohio (northwest)
National protected area
- Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,592 people, 3,836 households, and 2,834 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 4,780 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.35% White, 0.02% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,836 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,290, and the median income for a family was $35,320. Males had a median income of $34,250 versus $18,140 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,216. About 12.20% of families and 16.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.00% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 9,208 people, 3,858 households, and 2,638 families residing in the county. The population density was 35.9 inhabitants per square mile (13.9/km2). There were 5,000 housing units at an average density of 19.5 per square mile (7.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 99.0% white, 0.2% American Indian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.0% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 23.3% were German, 16.1% were English, 12.7% were Irish, and 11.8% were American.
Of the 3,858 households, 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.6% were non-families, and 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age was 45.2 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,496 and the median income for a family was $42,209. Males had a median income of $37,414 versus $25,335 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,245. About 12.9% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
- Tyler County Fair, Middlebourne, early August
- Heroes Day, Sistersville, early September
- West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival, Sistersville, mid-September
- Sistersville Marble Festival, Sistersville, late September
- Middle Island Harvest Festival, Middlebourne, early October
- Sistersville Ferry, Sistersville
- Tyler County Museum, Middlebourne. Previously Tyler County High School, replaced by Tyler Consolidated High School in 1993
- Wells Inn, Sistersville
- Conaway Run Lake Wildlife Management Area, near Centerville (man-made)
- The Jug Wildlife Management Area, near Middlebourne
- Tyler County Speedway, Middlebourne
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