Tyler County, West Virginia

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Tyler County, West Virginia
Tyler County Courthouse WV.jpg
The Tyler County Courthouse in Middlebourne
Map of West Virginia highlighting Tyler 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 1814
Named for John Tyler, Sr.
Seat Middlebourne
Largest city Paden City
Area
 • Total 261 sq mi (676 km2)
 • Land 256 sq mi (663 km2)
 • Water 4.4 sq mi (11 km2), 1.7%
Population
 • (2010) 9,208
 • Density 36/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.tylercountywv.com

Tyler County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,208.[1] Its county seat is Middlebourne.[2] The county, founded in 1814 is named after John Tyler, Sr., father of President John Tyler.[3]

History[edit]

Tyler County was formed from a portion of Ohio County on December 6, 1814.

Geography[edit]

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.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 2,314
1830 4,104 77.4%
1840 6,954 69.4%
1850 5,498 −20.9%
1860 6,517 18.5%
1870 7,832 20.2%
1880 11,073 41.4%
1890 11,962 8.0%
1900 18,252 52.6%
1910 16,211 −11.2%
1920 14,186 −12.5%
1930 12,785 −9.9%
1940 12,559 −1.8%
1950 10,535 −16.1%
1960 10,026 −4.8%
1970 9,929 −1.0%
1980 11,320 14.0%
1990 9,796 −13.5%
2000 9,592 −2.1%
2010 9,208 −4.0%
Est. 2012 9,037 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census[9] 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.

Attractions[edit]

Festivals[edit]

  • Sisters Fest, Sistersville, mid-March
  • Tyler County Fair, Middlebourne, early August
  • West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival, Sistersville, mid-September
  • Sistersville Marble Festival, Sistersville, late September
  • Middle Island Harvest Festival, Middlebourne, early October

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/tyler.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 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

Coordinates: 39°28′N 80°53′W / 39.47°N 80.88°W / 39.47; -80.88