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Webster County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Webster 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 1860
Seat Webster Springs
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

512 sq mi (1,326 km²)
556 sq mi (1,440 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.03%
 - (2000)
 - Density

18/sq mi (7/km²)

The Webster County Courthouse in Webster Springs in 2007

Webster County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 9,719. Its county seat is Webster Springs6. It is also the site of the Webster County Woodchopping Festival


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,440 km² (556 sq mi). 1,440 km² (556 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.03%) is water.

Major Highways[]

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,719 people, 4,010 households, and 2,815 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (18/sq mi). There were 5,273 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.18% White, 0.01% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.01% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,010 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 27.10% 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 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $21,055, and the median income for a family was $25,049. Males had a median income of $25,362 versus $15,381 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,284. About 26.60% of families and 31.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.40% of those under age 18 and 21.00% of those age 65 or over.


Unincorporated communities[]

See also[]

Holly River State Park

External Links[]

Webster County Official Website

Coordinates: 38°29′N 80°26′W / 38.49, -80.43

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