Wyoming County, West Virginia facts for kids
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Wyoming County Courthouse and Jail in Pineville
Location within the U.S. state of West Virginia
West Virginia's location within the U.S.
|Founded||January 26, 1850|
|• Total||502 sq mi (1,300 km2)|
|• Land||499 sq mi (1,290 km2)|
|• Water||2.4 sq mi (6 km2) 0.5%%|
|• Density||42.59/sq mi (16.445/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Wyoming County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,796. Its county seat is Pineville. The county was created in 1850 from Logan County and named for the Lenape word meaning "large plains".
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 502 square miles (1,300 km2), of which 499 square miles (1,290 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (0.5%) is water. The county is drained by the branches of Sandy and Guyandotte rivers. The land surface is mountainous.
- Boone County (north)
- Raleigh County (northeast)
- Mercer County (southeast)
- McDowell County (south)
- Mingo County (west)
- Logan County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 23,796 people, 9,687 households, and 6,947 families living in the county. The population density was 47.6 inhabitants per square mile (18.4/km2). There were 10,958 housing units at an average density of 21.9 per square mile (8.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.2% white, 0.5% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.4% of the population. The largest ancestry groups were: 13.8% Irish, 13.2% English, 13.2% American, 12.6% German, 2.1% Italian, 1.2% Scotch-Irish, 1.2% Dutch, and 1.1% Scottish.
Of the 9,687 households, 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.3% were non-families, and 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.90. The median age was 42.6 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $36,343 and the median income for a family was $46,221. Males had a median income of $43,942 versus $26,428 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,662. About 13.4% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.4% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.
- Allen Junction
- Black Eagle
- Clear Fork
- Coal Mountain
- Glen Rogers
- Ikes Fork
- Key Rock
- North Spring
- Rock View
- Wolf Pen
- Bernie Casey, football player and actor
- Mike D'Antoni, NBA coach
- William C. Marland, West Virginia Governor
- Christy Martin, professional boxer
- Jamie Noble, professional wrestler
- Joe Pendry, NFL coach
- Heath Slater, professional wrestler
- Curt Warner, football player
- Greg White, college basketball coach and motivational speaker
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