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The 2000 Census showed that Brooke County had a population of 25,447 people. This represented 1.41% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 29th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Brooke had a population of 23,509 people. This is a decrease of 7.62% 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
201024,069-5.42%+2.38% since 2009
200923,509-7.62%-0.14% since 2008
200823,541-7.49%-0.65% since 2007
200723,694-6.89%-1% since 2006
200623,933-5.95%-1.62% since 2005
200524,326-4.41%-1.09% since 2004
200424,593-3.36%-1.24% since 2003
200324,902-2.14%-0.67% since 2002
200225,071-1.48%-0.7% since 2001
200125,247-0.79%-0.79% since 2000
200025,447The Last Census

Brooke County had 11,150 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Brooke County has a total area<3> of 92.3 square miles [238.9 km²]. Of this total, 88.8 square miles [230.1 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.7%) being water (3.41 square miles [8.83 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Brooke County had a population density of 286.4 people per square mile [110.6 people/km²], making it the state's 4th 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 Brooke County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Brooke and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Brooke County QuickFact (QF-54009).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Jefferson (OH)QF-39081   NW67,69173,894-8.39%
Washington (PA)QF-42125   E207,389202,8972.21%
HancockQF-54029   N29,72932,667-8.99%
OhioQF-54069   S44,01547,427-7.19%

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U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Brooke County

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 Brooke. 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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