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

The community of Wellsburg is the Seat for Brooke County.

Brooke County was founded in 1796 and was created by taking area from OhioCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Brooke had a population of 23,509 people. This is a decrease of 7.62% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,447 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Brooke represented 1.41% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 29th 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
201024,069-5.42%+2.38% since 2009
200923,509-7.62%-0.14% since 2008
200823,541-7.49%-0.65% since 2007
200025,447The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Weirton   18,57420,4119% decrease  
Follansbee   2,8383,1158.89% decrease  
Wellsburg   2,5712,89111.07% decrease  
Bethany   9679851.83% decrease  
Beech Bottom   5646066.93% 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.

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