Cabell County, West Virginia
|Cabell County, West Virginia|
Location in the state of West Virginia
West Virginia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||January 2, 1809|
|• Total||288 sq mi (746 km2)|
|• Land||282 sq mi (730 km2)|
|• Water||6 sq mi (16 km2), 2.23%|
|• 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 estimated at 96,974 for 2012. It was organized in 1809 and named for William H. Cabell, the Governor of Virginia from 1805 to 1808. Its county seat is Huntington.
Cabell County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 288 square miles (745.9 km2), of which 282 square miles (730.4 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (2.23%) is water.
- Interstate 64
- U.S. Highway 52
- U.S. Highway 60
- West Virginia Route 2
- West Virginia Route 10
- West Virginia Route 152
- West Virginia Route 527
- West Virginia Route 193
- Mason County (northeast)
- Putnam County (east)
- Lincoln County (southeast)
- Wayne County (southwest)
- Lawrence County, Ohio (west)
- Gallia County, Ohio (north)
||Gallia County, Ohio||Mason County|
|Lawrence County, Ohio||Putnam County|
|Wayne County||Lincoln County|
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.
- James F. Adams, Union Army soldier in the American Civil War and recipient of the Medal of Honor.
- Eli C. D. Shortridge, third Governor of North Dakota from 1893 to 1895; born in Cabell County.
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
- Beech Fork State Park
- Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Cabell County, West Virginia
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Population statistics".
- United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved August 27, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved August 27, 2013.
- "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