Cabell County, West Virginia

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Cabell County, West Virginia
Cabell County Courthouse.jpg
Cabell County Courthouse
Map of West Virginia highlighting Cabell County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting West Virginia
West Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded January 2, 1809
Named for William H. Cabell
Seat Huntington
Largest city Huntington
Area
 • Total 288 sq mi (746 km2)
 • Land 281 sq mi (728 km2)
 • Water 7 sq mi (18 km2), 2.4%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 97,133
 • Density 344/sq mi (133/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.cabellcounty.org

Cabell County is a county located in the State of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,319,[1] making it the third-most populous county in West Virginia. Its county seat is Huntington.[2] The county was organized in 1809 and named for William H. Cabell, the Governor of Virginia from 1805 to 1808.[3]

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[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 288 square miles (750 km2), of which 281 square miles (730 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18 km2) (2.4%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

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. 2013 97,133 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790–1960[6] 1900–1990[7]
1990–2000[8] 2010–2013[1]
The Cabell County Court House in Huntington, the building that houses most of the county's administrative offices.

As of the census[9] 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.

Communities[edit]

Cities, towns, and villages[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  • 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.
  • Lesage
  • Ona
  • Pea Ridge
  • Salt Rock

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/cabell.html
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ "North Dakota Governor Eli C. D. Shortridge". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 38°25′N 82°14′W / 38.42°N 82.24°W / 38.42; -82.24