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Taylor County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Taylor County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
West Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1844
Seat Grafton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

176 sq mi (456 km²)
173 sq mi (448 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 1.66%
 - (2000)
 - Density

93/sq mi (36/km²)

Taylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 16,089. Its county seat is Grafton6. Named for Sen. John Taylor of Caroline, it was formed in 1844.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 455 km² (176 sq mi). 448 km² (173 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (1.66%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,089 people, 6,320 households, and 4,487 families residing in the county. The population density was 36/km² (93/sq mi). There were 7,125 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (41/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.07% White, 0.83% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,320 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% 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 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,124, and the median income for a family was $32,222. Males had a median income of $29,349 versus $20,116 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,681. About 15.30% of families and 20.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.00% of those under age 18 and 16.10% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 39°20′N 80°03′W / 39.34, -80.05

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