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The 2000 Census showed that Cabell County had a population of 96,784 people. This represented 5.35% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Cabell had a population of 95,214 people. This is a decrease of 1.62% 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
201096,319-0.48%+1.16% since 2009
200995,214-1.62%+0.75% since 2008
200794,430-2.43%+0.11% since 2006
200594,290-2.58%-0.56% since 2004
200494,824-2.03%-0.42% since 2003
200395,228-1.61%-0.34% since 2002
200295,549-1.28%-0.4% since 2001
200195,936-0.88%-0.88% since 2000
200096,784The Last Census

Cabell County had 45,615 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Cabell County has a total area<3> of 288 square miles [745 km²]. Of this total, 281.6 square miles [729 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.23%) being water (6.43 square miles [16.66 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Cabell County had a population density of 343.7 people per square mile [132.7 people/km²], making it the state's 3rd 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 Cabell County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Cabell and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Cabell County QuickFact (QF-54011).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Gallia (OH)QF-39053   N30,69431,069-1.21%
Lawrence (OH)QF-39087   NW62,74462,3190.68%
LincolnQF-54043   SE22,14722,1080.18%
MasonQF-54053   NE25,56825,957-1.5%
PutnamQF-54079   E55,67351,5897.92%
WayneQF-54099   SW41,11942,903-4.16%

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Census QuickFact for Cabell 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 Cabell. 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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