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The 2000 Census showed that Barbour County had a population of 15,557 people. This represented 0.86% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 36th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Barbour had a population of 15,758 people. This is an increase of 1.29% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201016,589+6.63%+5.27% since 2009
200915,758+1.29%+0.94% since 2008
200815,612+0.35%+0.92% since 2007
200715,469-0.57%+0.23% since 2006
200615,434-0.79%+0.63% since 2005
200515,338-1.41%+0.1% since 2004
200415,323-1.5%-0.53% since 2003
200215,415-0.91%+0.35% since 2001
200115,362-1.25%-1.25% since 2000
200015,557The Last Census

Barbour County had 7,348 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Barbour County has a total area<3> of 342.8 square miles [887 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.96 square miles [5.09 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Barbour County had a population density of 45.65 people per square mile [17.63 people/km²], making it the state's 33rd most densely populated county (out of 55 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Barbour County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Barbour and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Barbour County QuickFact (QF-54001).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Barbour County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
HarrisonQF-54033   NW68,91168,6520.38%
PrestonQF-54077   NE30,24729,3343.11%
RandolphQF-54083   S28,39028,2620.45%
TaylorQF-54091   N16,32816,0891.49%
TuckerQF-54093   E6,8127,321-6.95%
UpshurQF-54097   SW23,80623,4041.72%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Barbour. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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