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Time Zone: Barbour County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Philippi is the Seat for Barbour County.

Barbour County was founded in 1843. Barbour was created by taking area from Harrison, and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 15,557 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Barbour represented 0.86% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 36th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

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
200015,557The Last Census

More information can be found on the Barbour County Census Page for Barbour County.


Below are some of the communities located in Barbour County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Barbour County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Philippi   2,7932,8702.68% decrease  
Belington   1,8101,7881.23% increase  
Junior   4474500.67% decrease  

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<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. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

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