Cabell County, West Virginia
|Cabell County, West Virginia|
Cabell County Courthouse
Location in the state of West Virginia
West Virginia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||January 2, 1809|
|Named for||William H. Cabell|
|• Total||288 sq mi (746 km2)|
|• Land||281 sq mi (728 km2)|
|• Water||7 sq mi (18 km2), 2.4%|
|• Density||344/sq mi (133/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Cabell County is a county located in the State of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,319, making it the third-most populous county in West Virginia. 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.
- Mason County (northeast)
- Putnam County (east)
- Lincoln County (southeast)
- Wayne County (southwest)
- Lawrence County, Ohio (west)
- Gallia County, Ohio (north)
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.
Cities, towns, and villages
- 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.
- Pea Ridge
- Salt Rock
- James F. Adams, Union Army soldier in the American Civil War, and recipient of the Medal of Honor.
- Albert G. Jenkins, planter, lawyer, politician, and Confederate general
- Alberta Gallatin Jenkins, stage and screen actress, daughter of Albert G. Jenkins.
- Evan Jenkins: State Senator and US Congressman of West Virginia
- Eli C. D. Shortridge, third Governor of North Dakota from 1893 to 1895; born in Cabell County.
- Beech Fork State Park
- Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Cabell County, West Virginia
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- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
- "North Dakota Governor Eli C. D. Shortridge". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cabell County, West Virginia.|
- Official Site of Cabell County
- Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Cabell County Assessor
- Cabell County Schools
- Cabell County Public Library
- WVGenWeb Cabell County
- Cabell County 4-H Camp and Conference Center
- Cabell County Emergency Medical Services
||Gallia County, Ohio||Mason County|
|Lawrence County, Ohio||Putnam County|
|Wayne County||Lincoln County|