|Ritchie County, West Virginia|
Location in the state of West Virginia
West Virginia's location in the U.S.
454 sq mi (1,176 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.02%
23/sq mi (9/km²)
- U.S. Highway 50
- West Virginia Route 16
- West Virginia Route 31
- West Virginia Route 47
- West Virginia Route 74
- Pleasants County (north)
- Tyler County (northeast)
- Doddridge County (east)
- Gilmer County (southeast)
- Calhoun County (south)
- Wirt County (west)
- Wood County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,343 people, 4,184 households, and 2,999 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (23/sq mi). There were 5,513 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.68% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,184 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 26.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,332, and the median income for a family was $34,809. Males had a median income of $28,147 versus $18,149 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,175. About 14.30% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.60% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.
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